How do associations use social media for their meetings? Here's the results of Results of a July 2009 survey by Omnipress of 325 associations:

80% of respondents use some type of free social network

35% have a custom-built social network system

19% have a social-network site for their conferences

60% offer wireless Internet access at their largest events

The top three benefits from a conference-based social network:
1: To create pre-event interest and enthusiasm

2: To facilitate interaction among conference participants

3: To increase attendance

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