PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Let's Get Social: Social Media the PFLAG Way
Track: Build the Future
Workshop Block 1 – Saturday, October 26 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: 12th Street Room (Lobby Level)
Focusing primarily on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we'll take a basic look at each platform and what it works best for. Then we'll take a deeper dive on best practices across all three platforms, including tips on moderating comments and conversation; finding good creative content; discerning good sources of news; and more. We'll have time for questions at the end...or bring them to staff at our first-ever Digital Lounge, which will be open in the Exhibit Hall through most of the convention!
Dimetri O’Brien, PFLAG National
Dimetri O'Brien is a strategic, multidisciplinary designer and social media coordinator with a spirit for service & innovation. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad with roots in Jackson, MS. Dimetri has worked with a multitude of clients and organizations on projects ranging from graphic design to consultation and management. Although his skill set is vast, his greatest expertise revolves in the worlds of programming for young men who have sex with men ages 18-29, social media, brand identity design, content creation, and print collateral.
Liz Owen, PFLAG National
Liz Owen received her BS from Northwestern University, and completed post-graduate work at New Actors Workshop. Post-graduation, she moved to Chicago and spent three years as co-founder/Executive Director of FilmBureau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Chicago’s film community. She then moved to LA, turning her attention first to film production, and then to film publicity at Paramount Pictures. After a long, happy family leave to stay home with her newborn twins, Liz left Paramount to become a freelance communications consultant. In 2011, Liz jumped on the opportunity to join PFLAG National as Director of Communications. She enjoys theatre and music, serving as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, and spending time with her 13-year-old twins, Molly and Sam.