Social Media will be a Highlight of IBM Edge 2013



Social Media is going to play a key role in June in the activities at the IBM Edge2013 conference.  In addition to interacting in real time at the conference, IBM is encouraging attendees to interact socially via social media and to share their conference experiences. Following is a list of all the social activities at the conference. These are activities you’ll want to participate in to win prizes, and to enhance your social IQ. Bookmark this blog post, and then refer to it through the conference to get the Social Edge!


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Look for the Social Media Lounge at IBM Edge in the show foyer,  during these hours:

Monday June 10: Social Lounge  Open  9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Tuesday  June 11th  Social Lounge  Open  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m Wednesday June 12th  Social Lounge  Open  10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, Tweet up in the Social Lounge  4pm to 5:30 pm Thursday June 13th  Social Lounge  Open   10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday June 14th  Social Lounge  Open  10:30 a.m. to noon

  •  Sharpen your social media skills in the IBM Edge Social Media Lounge.   If you’re new to Social Media, ask one of our Social Concierges at the Lounge to help you talk about IBM Edge on your social networks.
  • Join the Storage Community at
  • Join the Twitter conversations, follow  @SystemsandTech @IBMSTG, @IBMTechConfs & @IBMEdge on Twitter, use Hashtag #IBMEdge
  • Enjoy refreshments & enter to win prizes!  The lounge will be stocked with candy, snacks and coffee.



Share your #IBMEdge photos on Instagram and receive a Starbucks card

It’s easy to use Instagram, and enjoy some Starbucks coffee too!  Here’s what you need to do.

1) Download Instagram as an app on your mobile phone (Android, iPhone or iPad) and set-up your account

  1.  Sign up for an Instagram account and choose a username that clearly represents you.
  2. Add a profile photo, a biography and a link to your website .
  3. Connect your account to Facebook, Twitter and any other third-party sharing sites where you have an account (Go to Profile > Edit sharing settings).

2) Share your #IBMEdge photos with us on Instagram to receive a Starbucks coffee card!

3) Simply share your picture via Twitter with the #IBMEdge hashtag, like this:

a. I’m at #IBMEdge enjoying this XXX (pick the place to describe your picture: session, tech lab, event: @FitzandTantrums/ #YoungtheGiant,dinner, etc)

b. Then share your picture  on Instagram via your Twitter account, and bring it to the Social Media Lounge, for your coffee card.  Look for the Social Edge signs to find the lounge. Note, you must use the #IBMEdge hashtag to be eligible.

c: Follow @IBMEdge on Instagram to see our pictures to get ideas.


IBM Edge Twitter Badge

IBM Edge Twitter Badge

Share your #IBMEdge experience on Twitter receive a Starbucks card

Send us a Tweet us @IBMEdge and tell us how you’re enjoying the conference with the hashtag #IBMEdge. Show us your Tweet on your mobile phone in the Social Edge lounge and receive a Starbucks card.


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Check in to IBM Edge at Mandalay Bay from your mobile phone to  receive a Starbucks card

Check in on Foursquare from your mobile phone or iPad for a complimentary Starbucks card, when you check in to IBM Edge 2013.  Show us your check-in at the Social Lounge to receive a card.


Special Events in the Social Lounge:  All conference attendees are invited to join us in the IBM Social Lounge on Wed, June 12th for a special Happy Hour Tweet-up the Social Lounge 4pm to 5:30 pm


All IBM Attendees are invited to join us in the Social Lounge near the registration desk in the show foyer throughout the show!


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