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Communicating on the Web During a Crisis


During the Sept. 28 shooting incident at The University of Texas at Austin, communications such as text alerts, e-mail, sirens, Web and social media were used to alert the campus and local community of the emergency situation. This panel will discuss the successes and challenges experienced while communicating during the campus lock-down. We will share results and look at the tools and channels we used, our roles and responsibilities, the communication timeline, the community response, server woes, technology considerations and lessons learned.


Chris Latham Web Designer University of Texas at Austin

When he's not practicing tai chi or enjoying Austin's fine eateries, Chris works as a web designer for University Operations at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a graduate student at UT's School of Information studying information architecture and usability. He will earn his master's degree in May.

Nyleva Corley Web Mgr The University of Texas at Austin

Nyleva manages Web communications for the university's Office of Public Affairs. From crafting feature stories to engaging in social media efforts, she's responsible for the content strategy of the university's Web presence, including the university's home page. When she's not in Walter Webb Hall, Nyleva loves being outside. Look for her cycling, running, swimming or rowing around Austin.


Sunday March 13




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