This Wednesday’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.
“I hope some light bulbs go off,” Hatley told Xpress, explaining her vision for generating self-starting tactics for strengthening Western North Carolina’s economy through a mosaic of interactive sessions.
In the spirit of harnessing those illuminating moments and capturing the day’s grassroots essence, Xpress‘ is recruiting the help of all twitter-toting attendees. The mountainx.com homepage will prominently feature a collaboratively created live roundup of tweets containing the conference’s official hashtag — #Bringit2015 — on event day.
Interested in live blogging with us? Comment with your twitter handle below or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and your tweets (that include the official hashtag) will appear among the curated stream. Alternatively, readers will be able to view the unmoderated river of #Bringit2015 tweets at twitter.com/hashtag/bringit2015.