"Like" the Conference Facebook page so that the official wall posts show up in your Facebook news feed.
Also, check out the "Live Stream" tab during conference to see the live broadcast of various NCVS sessions.
We want to hear from you, so please post your thoughts, ideas and questions to the NCVS Facebook page.
This free tool will allow you to organize an event around conference and invite anyone.
Want to host a breakfast to discuss the topic of your dreams? Want to organize an affinity group meet up? Want to suggest an after-hours get together? You can do all of this with eventbrite. (Hint: Be sure to use "NCVS" in your event title!)
Also, be sure to check out what your fellow conference attendees are organizing on eventbrite.
Blogging is a great way to share what you're excited about and/or what you've learned.
You are invited to write a blog post (for your own blog or as a guest post on ours) on a session you're excited about or one reviewing a session you attended.
If you write a post for your own blog, send us a link: connect@HandsOnNetwork.org.
Join the conversation by adding "#NCVS" to your tweets — adding that hashtag in your tweet is the way to have your tweet show up in the conference twitter stream.
While the overall conference conversation will take place on the #NCVS hashtag, you can follow individual session twitter streams by searching on the unique session #hashtag.
It's easy to follow Twitter conversations using your cell phone. Before the conference, download a cell phone application for managing Twitter.
FourSquare and Gowalla
Want to know who's in the room with you at any given NCVS session? "Check-in" using FourSquare or Gowalla and you'll be able to see who else is there. Maybe you'll even unlock a swarm badge! (You'll have to download these apps to your smart phone to join in.)
Share your NCVS photos with everyone using the HandsOn Network Flickr group. You can upload your favorite conference shots here by clicking on the words "add something."
Start a LinkedIn affinity sub-group on HandsOn Network's Linked In Group. You can hold forum style discussions here on topics before conference and/or continue discussions that were initiated at NCVS.