Posted March 2, 2011 by Justin Rudisille 

Recap of the Conference Social Media Challenge

A social media challenge was conducted at the 2011 annual conference this week, encouraging delegates to engage in the exciting conference programs in new ways. Here is a re-cap of the participation this year’s challenge.


Overall, 59 conference delegates participated in the challenge by earning 244 badges for accomplishing particular tasks. See who participated.

One of the tasks asked delegates to post an original, educational message on Twitter tagged with #acui11. 57 individuals earned this badge, several of which will have their tweets featured in the conference recap of the May issues of The Bulletin.

Getting their photos featured in the closing banquet slideshow, 39 conference delegates uploaded pictures to the 2011 annual conference photo album at

At the ACUI Expo, 33 individuals earned a badge for sharing a “Tip” about an exhibit display or interesting product when checking in to the ACUI Expo on Foursquare, being entered into an exclusive raffle drawing at the program.


30 participants congratulated an ACUI award winner on Facebook, earning a badge. Amy Anderson, University of Tennessee, won a copy of keynote speaker James Fowler’s book “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives.”


Helping to document the conference experience, 35 conference delegates commented on a conference post in The Commons at to earn this badge. Jennifer Powell, University of Tampa earned a bundle of ACUI insignia items for completing this task.

Mobile educational session evaluations were available this year, and 30 delegates completed this task by filling out at least five evaluations through the mobile site or the QR code available in each session. Trinity Gonzalez, Western Kentucky University, won a collection of ACUI publications for completing this task.

And finally, 20 individuals completed all six tasks. These delegates were entered into a drawing to win a Flip UltraHD Camera. The winner of this prize will be announced at the Closing Banquet via live Tweet. Tune in then!

To pick up your prizes, contact me (unless I find your first!). Thanks to everyone for your participation.

Justin Rudisille

Justin Rudisille is the Director of Volunteer & Member Engagement at ACUI.

Justin coordinates the recruitment, training, and recognition initiatives for volunteers at all levels, as well as oversees research initiatives. He liaises with ACUI’s regions, the Volunteer Development Team, the Research Program Team, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, the College Union and Student Activities (CUSA) evaluation program, and the awards and scholarships programs.


Thanks again for the flip camera!!!
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