#Bringit2015: Xpress covers locally-focused economic conference through collaborative tweeting

One key tenet of the Mountain Xpress mission is “to treat our readers as participants in an ongoing civic dialogue.” Accordingly, Xpress is recruiting local twitter aficionados to partake in a live blogging collaboration at Asheville's inaugural Bringing it Home economic conference on Wednesday, March 18. Photo courtesy of Self Help Credit Union

Asheville’s inaugural Bringing it Home economic conference aims to break new ground, and so does Xpress with its community-based approach to covering the event via tweets by both journalists and attendees at the conference. Orchestrated by community champion Jane Hatley and scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, the day-long engagement is poised to spur commentary as diverse as the event’s speakers and attendees themselves.

In the spirit of harnessing the day’s most illuminating moments and its grassroots essence, Xpress has recruited the help of twitter-toting attendees, speakers and journalists alike. Below is a collaboratively created live roundup of tweets containing the conference’s official hashtag — #Bringit2015.

Interested in contributing? Email your twitter handle to kmcreynolds@mountainx.com, and your tweets (that include the official hashtag) will appear among the curated stream. Alternatively, check out the unmoderated river of #Bringit2015 tweets at twitter.com/hashtag/bringit2015.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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