This weekend was jam packed with all kinds of fun as the 2011 Bark World Expo kicked off with a blast and was then quickly followed by Chattapoochie, a pet festival in Duluth, GA, on Sunday. We’re going to divide our reports on these events night by night, starting with the Tweet Up to open Bark World.
So, what exactly is a tweet up? A tweet up is…
“…a gathering of users brought together via Twitter. For example, at conferences, Twitter is used by attendees to arrange to meet after the show for discussion, cocktails and parties.” – PC Mag
In Bark World’s case, everyone met at Hotel Indigo, a gorgeous venue on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA and mixed and mingled while enjoying Van Gogh martini’s themed to the conference–They were called Heelers or Blue Greyhounds. With light refreshments, beverages, and a little bit of jet lag for many, the night went onward as people introduced themselves with a smile and their Twitter handle. The event was sponsored by Engauge, a media firm in Hotlanta.
The photos I have taken may look a tad blurry here, but click each photo for an un-blurred version:
After the tweet up I knew that this group of pet bloggers, feel social media enthusiasts, and just fun loving people was the perfect setting for me. It was a great start to an amazing conference.
What was your favorite moment at the tweet up if you were able to attend? If not, have you attended a conference that began with a tweet up? Tell me about it in a comment.