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Dublin ELSS Social Media Etiquette for Conferences and Events

This guide was developed by LTTC staff for the 2016 Dublin eLearning Summer School

The Dublin eLearning Summer School welcomes and encourages the use of social media by our participants both during and after the event. However, as a courtesy to Summer School presenters and to other participants, we ask that you follow the Dublin ELSS Social Media Etiquette.

Please do:

  • Make sure to include the official hashtag when sharing event-related posts on Twitter and elsewhere on social media.
  • The default assumption is that all presentations are “bloggable” and “tweetable”. However, some presenters may request that certain slides, or findings, be left out of the social media conversation. Please respect any such request.
  • Please respect other participants and presenters – remember that your posts are public and live forever.
  • If you are tweeting or blogging during a session, please consider sitting near the back of the room to avoid distracting presenters or other participants.
  • Please mute your mobile phone/laptop/tablet volume to avoid disruptions.

Please do not:

  • Video or audio record any session without the presenter’s explicit permission. This includes the use of mobile apps such as Periscope.
  • Post online any images, audio or video that have been recorded, without first having the presenter’s explicit permission to post it.
  • Photograph presenter’s slides and share them on social media without their permission.
  • Capture, transmit or disseminate research data presented at the event – this may jeopardise subsequent publication of the data in an academic journal.
  • Tweet, or post elsewhere online, comments made by fellow attendees at the event.
  • Engage in rudeness or personal attacks online.


When posting on social media, remember that you must comply with relevant legislation such as the Copyright and Related Rights Acts 2000, 2004 and 2007, the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003, and the Defamation Act 2009.

We’d like to thank everyone for following these social media guidelines for this event. We look forward to joining the online conversation both during and after the event!