For Republicans, a "Convention Without Walls"
GOP breaking ground to create "a nationwide discussion on America's future"
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Republicans organizing their party's upcoming 2012 national convention will "use every available communications platform and technology to create a nationwide discussion about America's future and Mitt Romney's plans to strengthen the economy and create new jobs," William Harris, convention CEO announced today.
"Wherever you live, whatever device you use, we want you to engage as an active participant in this convention," Harris said. "This convention is about every American's future, and everyone has a stake in it so we created a 'Convention without Walls' to make this the most open and accessible event in history."
Organizers will break new ground by using a variety of the latest technologies available and pioneering new efforts for presidential nominating conventions. Here are four elements of the Convention without Walls program:
- YouTube: The convention will soon launch a customized YouTube page that will be filled with social conversations, social data/infographics, photos and videos that amplify convention messages. This page will serve as the focal point for all online activity.
- Digital Center: The Digital Center was designed through a partnership with Google, the convention's Official Social Platform and Live Stream Provider, and is located in the Google Media Lounge at the Tampa Convention Center. This will serve as command headquarters for monitoring, engaging and building online community to amplify convention messages. The digital communications team will also provide a unique peek behind the scenes and other exclusive content for the YouTube page.
- Conversation Room: This area will serve as a digital green room that will allow program participants to host Google Hangouts, Tweet, post to Facebook, post photos, shoot videos and Skype into broadcast interviews before or after they go on stage.
- Mobile App: Working with the Tampa Bay Host Committee and AT&T, the convention's Official Wireless Provider, the Republican convention will feature a mobile app that enhances the convention experience for everyone. The complete schedule of convention events will be first made available via the app. The app will soon be available on Android and Apple mobile devices, and can be downloaded via iTunes.
"These exciting advances wouldn't be possible without major improvements to the communications infrastructure in Tampa Bay by our Official Providers," Harris noted. "Many of them will be permanent, making Tampa Bay an attractive location for future conventions, business meetings and corporate relocation."
About the 2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests. For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com, visit our website www.GOPConvention2012.com and check out our official blog, Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/.
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