400 Social Media Users in Southern California Will Converge
Upon Getty Museum for Unique Tweetup and Scavenger Hunt
WHAT: More than 400 people throughout the Southland are planning to gather at the J. Paul Getty Museum for the first of its kind social media tweetup where participants will go on a digital scavenger hunt for arts, culture and history.
It started with just one tweet last month that has organically grown into a large-scale gathering organized by volunteers that has caught the attention of the major international cultural arts groups, local entertainment professionals and even the National Geographic.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
WHERE: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Dr., in L.A. (off the I-405)
WHO: Social media enthusiasts from major news media, national corporations, entertainment venues, small businesses, universities and nonprofits will enjoy networking and the digital scavenger hunt in the morning and afternoon.
During the lunch hour, the featured speaker is Nic Adler, owner of the Roxie Theatre, a landmark entertainment venue on Sunset Boulevard.
WHY: Breaking through the staid stereotype of arts and culture, the tweetup is a special opportunity to make the experience more accessible to all and to cultivate cultural excursions into shareable experiences that help connect people of all walks of life.
Armed with their mobile devices, participants at the tweetup will snap photos, create videos, audio podcast and tweet their experiences in real time to their collective 500,000 followers in the social media and blogosphere space.