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U of I Speaker Series Shares Tips on How to Create Online Communities

April 02, 2019

BOISE, Idaho — April 2, 2019 — How to create and manage a social media platform to build communities will be the subject of the next University of Idaho Vandal Voices speaker series event Thursday, April 18, in Boise.

Diana DeJesus, assistant director of admissions at the U of I College of Law in Boise and founder of both the Boise Bucket List Instagram account and the Collaboration over Competition networking group, will discuss “How I Built an Engaging Community Using Social Media” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Amsterdam Lounge, 609 W. Main St., Boise.

As the founder of a hyperlocal Instagram account and a female-centric networking community, DeJesus will demonstrate how to build an authentic brand and engage followers through storytelling while remaining genuine and using social media as a platform to make a difference.

Vandal Voices is a bi-monthly speaker series sponsored by the University of Idaho Boise. The series is designed to inform and engage Idahoans in the Treasure Valley about research and educational topics.

The April 18 event is free and open to those 21 and older. Space is limited and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A subsequent Vandal Voices is planned for June. The topic, time and location for that talk will be announced at a later date.

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