The MIT Enterprise Forum (Berklee College of Music, David Friend Recital Hall) used Aerva’s AerTweet widget for a live Twitter stream display. The event was composed of four presentations from successful entrepreneurs evaluating their experiences. The social media stream allowed the audience to share thoughts on the presentation as it was taking place.
While the panelists described their lives as entrepreneurs and how they are able to turn their passions into businesses, the audience participated in the discussion by not only asking questions verbally, but by posting to Twitter. The application displayed tweets filtered through a set hashtag, #technentrepreneur. The tweets displayed on the wall in real-time on stage with the presenters via a projector. Quotes, opinions, and thoughts expanding on key points of the presentations were streamed live throughout the night.
AerTweet provided a way for the audience to interact with each other and the Panelists. Not only did this application provide a way for the audience to participate, it also brought the discussion outside of the recital hall. People from all over could read the key points of the event due to the attendees’ tweets. It enabled the spread of big ideas from a small location. The panelists words were not limited to the participants, but were heard by a large collective.
Nadeem Mazen (Co-Founder/Co-Owner, danger!awesome, CEO, NimbleBot.com), Arthur Ganson (Kinetic Sculptor), Randall Levere (Owner/Founder, Erba Cycles), Albert Reed (Founder & CEO, Demiurge Studios)