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Kansas State University

918 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, K-State Student Union 114, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, United States

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Each Spring, Kansas State University hosts K-State Social Media Week, bringing together students, educators and industry professionals to provide insights and opportunities for maximizing the power of social media.


Past Events

Thu, Mar 07, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Online Event
K-State Social Media Management Certificate Information Session

The online social media management certificate - for undergraduates and industry professionals - is designed for anyone seeking to expand and enhance their knowledge and skills in social media strategies and best practices, daily management, and content creation. Learn more and ask questions during this informative session.

Presented by: the A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication

Wed, Mar 06, 2024
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
K-State Student Union Courtyard
Content Creator & Influencer Browsing Fair

Want to be a savvy and creative content producer on social media? Improve your content creation game as you browse our creator and influencer fair with tips and demonstrations for video, photography, design, and more.

-Watch or take part in a live taping of K-State’s social media video series “Chats with Cats”
-Browse content creator tables and take part in content demonstrations
-Meet K-State students and special guests who will share strategies for media and influencer relations that result in shareworthy content!
-Join us for an announcement about a NEW social media content creator club at K-State

Additionally, stop by at 12 pm to hear from adventure-lifestyle marketing expert Ryan Hayter:
Building Brand Awareness Through Lifestyle Influencer Content: How do you break down complicated ideas to influence public knowledge and opinions while also driving sales? Public relations executive Ryan Hayter, Founder/President of adventure-lifestyle firm Hayter Industries, shares tried and true strategies for media and influencer relations that results in shareworthy content. Hosted by K-State's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Tue, Mar 05, 2024
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
K-State Union Forum Hall
Unraveling AI Influence on Social Media Platforms (In-Person and Online Options)

Presented by: Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media and K-State Department of Computer Science

Detail: This event brings together leading experts and researchers at the intersection of artificial intelligence and social media to explore the profound impact of AI on the way we connect, communicate, and consume content online. As artificial intelligence continues to reshape the landscape of digital interaction, this panel discussion promises a deep dive into the following key themes:
-AI-Powered Personalization: Dive into ways AI algorithms shape and customize user experiences on social media platforms, exploring the benefits of personalized content delivery and potential challenges related to filter bubbles and echo chambers.
-Content Moderation and Ethics: Uncover the complexities of AI-driven content moderation, examining ethical considerations, challenges, and the balance between preventing harmful content and preserving freedom of expression.
-Deepfakes and Misinformation: Examine the role of AI in the creation and detection of deepfakes, as well as its potential to combat misinformation on social media. Explore the challenges of distinguishing between authentic and manipulated content.
-User Privacy and Data Security: Discuss the implications of AI in relation to user privacy and data security on social media platforms, exploring measures to ensure responsible AI deployment and protect user information.
-AI and Social Impact: Explore the positive societal impacts of AI in social media, such as enhanced accessibility, inclusivity, and the potential for AI to be a force for good in addressing global challenges.
-Future Trends and Innovations: Delve into the emerging trends and future innovations at the intersection of AI and social media, considering the evolving role of AI in shaping the digital landscape.

Tue, Mar 05, 2024
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Hemisphere Room in Hale Library (room 581)
Social Media for Inclusion & Belonging (In-Person and Online Options)

Presented by: K-State Libraries

Detail: Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the transformative power of social media in fostering inclusion and cultivating a sense of belonging within diverse communities. In an era where social media has become an integral part of our daily lives, this panel will delve into how these virtual spaces can be harnessed to break down barriers, amplify marginalized voices, and build connections that transcend geographical boundaries. We'll explore innovative strategies, success stories, and emerging trends that contribute to building inclusive online spaces where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.

Key Topics Include:
-Empowering Marginalized Voices: Learn how social media serves as a powerful tool for amplifying the narratives of marginalized communities, promoting diversity, and challenging stereotypes.
-Community Building: Discover successful community-building initiatives on social media platforms that foster a sense of belonging and create supportive networks for individuals with diverse backgrounds.
-Digital Activism: Explore the role of social media in driving positive social change, advocacy, and activism, as well as its impact on shaping public discourse around important social issues.
-Challenges and Solutions: Discuss the challenges and risks associated with using social media for inclusion, and explore effective strategies and solutions to mitigate these challenges.
-Digital Well-Being: Examine the importance of creating a safe and positive online environment, addressing issues such as cyberbullying and online harassment, and promoting digital well-being for all users.

Mon, Mar 04, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The K-State Alumni Center (Banquet Room C)
The Social Blueprint: Crafting Your Career in Social Media (In-Person and Online Options)

TikTok Brand Partnerships Manager and K-State Alumnus Cameron Banning will host a roundtable of social media strategists, content creators, and digital marketing experts as they talk about their experiences in the dynamic world of professional social media. In an era where social media platforms play a pivotal role in shaping public narratives and building communities, understanding the intricacies of working in social media is more crucial than ever. This event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the nuances of an ever-evolving landscape.


Kansas State University

918 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, K-State Student Union 114, Manhattan, Kansas 66506, United States

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