Communicating on the Web During a Crisis

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

  • Chris Latham

Sunday 13th March, 2011

5:00pm to 6:00pm (CST)

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.

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Nyleva Corley

I'm a Web manager at The University of Texas at Austin. I love being outside. Maybe we've seen each other cycling, running or swimming around the city. bio from Twitter

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  • Lars Holst Lyberg
  • Hanni Ross
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • Nyleva Corley

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Time 5:00pm6:00pm CST

Date Sun 13th March 2011


Hill Country CD, Hyatt Regency Austin

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