Social Media Changing Lives 2014

Poster by +Joseph Maalouf 
Online Collaborative at the American University of Beirut and Haigazian University proudly announces its annual conference “Social Media Changing Lives”.

There is no doubt that social media is expanding drastically in the world, and especially in the Middle East, yet this change is not only related to technology and the internet. Social Media is revolutionizing every aspect of our lives.

The aim of this conference is to discuss how social media is changing fields such as politics, news, entertainment, marketing, entrepreneurship, education, NGOs and the personal lives of everyone who is using them. This conference will be taking place on April 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Issam Fares Hall at the American University of Beirut.

The conference is open to the general public, and is free of charge, but you have to REGISTER HERE below to save your spot and see who is attending on Facebook!

Arabnet Beirut 2014

Big Opportunities for Digital Creatives and Entrepreneurs
Give your business or career a boost, gain massive exposure, and make
valuable connections at the ArabNet Beirut 2014

Take your startup to the next level
    Finalists will receive:
  • Exhibition space at ArabNet TechFair
  • 5-minute pitch to investors, executives, and media
Turn your idea into a functional product
    Finalists will receive:
  • 2-minute pitch to investors and incubators
  • A chance to win $5,000 in cash prizes

Design the best e-marketing campaign
Team up with other talented digital creatives in advertising,
communications and media industries, get $5,000 in cash and
top-level exposure.

Share your experience
Share your experience or case study in a 5-minute talk on the
subject of "Making Web and Mobile a Better Place for All of Us!"
Supporting Partner

@Social Media's PACE

Come and join 150 civic activists and media professionals who will come together to explore ways to leverage the power of digital technologies to foster civic engagement and advance social change.

“@Social Media’s PACE” Fair

The @Social Media’s PACE fair will feature panel discussions, concurrent workshops, consultancy booths, and networking activities for the exchange of ideas and expertise. NGOs will discuss how to advance their missions, widen their reach, and amplify their impact through digital activism. Media and marketing professionals will contribute to the debate by exploring the increased convergence between social media and traditional media outlets.

A networking game and digital auction will allow participants to earn prizes from sponsors to support their organizations in enhancing digital activism and making a difference in their community. In addition to prizes such as free website design and software, sponsors will also provide on-the-spot consultancies to participants on ways to improve their online presence.

The @Social Media’s PACE is a Media Innovations Fair organized by the Promoting Active Citizen Engagement (PACE) program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamra Main Street, Beirut
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sponsors contributing prizes and technical expertise of benefit to NGOs include: Kazamedia, Michel Esta Photography, Integrated Digital Systems (IDS), Born Interactive, Cre8mania, Tekram, Easysoft, Think Media Labs, Tasharok, Wezank, Online Collaborative, and the Lebanese Association of Information Technology Professionals (LAITP).

Register via or contact Nada Hamzeh, PACE Media Specialist, Tel: 03-880-862, e-mail:, website: 

Second General Assembly for Spring 2013

AUB's Online Collaborative will be hosting its second general assembly for the spring semester on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM in OSB 207.

During the meeting:

       Final discussions are to be made regarding SMABeirut and TEDxAUB
       Updates regarding the volunteering process for all events including Social Media 101, UFS Workshops, SMABeirut and TEDxAUB are showcased.
       Tasks regarding the coming events will be distributed on the different committees.

Registered members are required to attend.

Don’t forget to like the Facebook page in order to stay updated with the AUB OC’s latest news.

See you there!
The Online Collaborative Team

Social Media 101: Spring 2013

AUB's Online Collaborative is proud to announce its annual  Social Media 101 Workshop for the Spring semester 2013.

Workshop details:
  • The workshop will take place during the period of 8 weeks (on Wednesday) starting February 27 to April 24 between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.
  • The workshop will be given in a computer lab (Olayan School of Business - 2nd floor- Lab 207) and will include lectures, direct applications, videos, discussions and testimonials. 
  • At the end of the workshop, an online final exam and/or project will be administered and certificates will be distributed to participants. 
  • In order to obtain a certificate, participants must not miss more than one session (unless otherwise conflicting with exams) and must be registered for the whole workshop.
  • Course fees: $10 or  LL15,000 per session registered. Or $50 if your registered for the whole workshop. The registration is $40 for the whole workshop for members of AUB's Online Collaborative.
  • Because there are limited places, applications will be processed using a first-come-first-serve basis. Therefore we advise you to register as early as possible. 
  • Payment will be done during the first workshop session. Participants who do not show up to the first session (and fail to inform us about wanting to stay in the workshop) will be automatically be cancelled and replaced with a participant from the waiting list. 
  • Workshop prerequisites: 
    • Having an active AUBnet account
    • Basic computer knowledge and understanding of the internet. 
    • good spoken and written English (workshop will be given primarily in English)

Workshop Schedule:
1Feb 27Introduction to social media & MENA case studies
2March 6Facebook Tips and Tricks
3March 13Twitter Basics and Blogging
4March 20LinkedIn
5March 27Google Plus and Other Social Networks
6April 3Social Media Monitoring and Measurement 
7April 10Design for Social Media and HTML for blogs
8April 24Final Examination


THIS WORKSHOP IS EXCLUSIVE TO CURRENT AUB STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. Please do not register if you do not meet this criterion.
If you are new to Social Media but don’t know exactly what it is and how things work, then this workshop was created for you. We are offering an eight-week workshop that covers everything from what social media [really] is, to content creation, to blogging and micro-blogging, to privacy and security guidelines among other things.

First General Assembly for Spring 2013

AUB's Online Collaborative will be hosting its first general assembly for the spring semester on Thursday February 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM in West Hall Auditorium C (Third floor).

During the meeting:

       Aline Chirinian will be announced as the new Member-at-Large.
       The calendar for upcoming events/workshops will be shared with all the members and deadlines will be announced.
       Tasks regarding the coming events will be distributed on the different committees.

Registered members are required to attend.

P.S.: Bring your AUB friends even if they did not register in fall. They may fill a membership form during the meeting.

Don’t forget to like the Facebook page in order to stay updated with the AUB OC’s latest news.
See you there.
The Online Collaborative Team