ACRP 2011 – Ping Your Site

I would like to thank the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) for the opportunity to present Ping Your Site: An e-Media Strategy for a Solid Online Presence at the ACRP 2011 Global Conference in Seattle, WA. I thoroughly enjoyed my conference experience.

I arrived in Seattle, WA on the afternoon of Friday, April 29, 2011 with just enough time to check-in for the conference before they closed registration for the day. That gave me the opportunity to explore Seattle and to attend conference sessions before my presentation, which was scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at 9:15 AM PT.

I was decked out with ribbons.

ACRP Name Tag

After dropping my luggage at the hotel, I promptly made my way to the Seattle Center Monorail to visit the Space Needle in time for sunset.


Over the next two days, I attended several excellent presentations and plenary sessions. I had a bit of time on Saturday to walk over to Pike Place Market and the first Starbucks, but those were the extent of my Seattle excursions.

Pike Place Market First Starbucks

On Sunday evening, I practiced my presentation. Shortly thereafter, Eric texted me that President Obama would be speaking shortly, but he didn’t know why. I was busy and not near a TV, so I waited for an update from him. He then texted me that Osama bin Laden was killed and in U.S. custody. I missed President Obama’s speech, so I had to read the transcript online. We were subsequently awake for hours.

Ping Your Site

I awoke early on Monday morning in anticipation of my presentation. I arrived to my session room early so I could test the video I embedded into the presentation. The audio wasn’t coming through, but there was enough time for one of the sound techs to fix it. People began trickling in until the room was full by the 9:15 AM start time.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time presenting and the engagement of everyone attending.

Have you been to Seattle? If so, what sightseeing opportunities did I miss? Did you attend the ACRP 2011 Global Conference? If so, what were your favorite sessions? Did you check out the social media wall on the 6th floor?

ACRP Social Media Wall

To tweet about the presentation: #PingYourSite
To get involved with ACRP twitterers, visit!/michelepliner/acrp2011

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Author: Michele

Co-Founder of 615media. Married to Eric. Strong attachment to coffee. Occasional blogger. Social media and marketing consultant. Website designer and manager. Recent masters grad. Toddler mom.

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