We’re still a few weeks away from the International Microwave Symposium taking over the Tampa Bay area for #ims2014. But you don’t have to wait until June to join the conversation. From contests to surprise guests to photos you should “like,” we’ve got a number of social media engagements already in the works. Read on for all the ways to engage with IMS leading up to, during and after the symposium.

Before IMS

The IMS social channels are a great way to interact with other attendees and experience real-time IMS-related updates. You can expect a constant stream of posts on the IMS Facebook and Twitter channels in the weeks leading up to the event. Brush up on the latest industry news on “Microwave Mondays,” stay on top of important dates and deadlines with timely reminders and ponder blog posts by your favorite IMS personalities on topics ranging from “STEM is Smart & Sexy” to “Diffusion of Innovation,” all from the IMS Facebook, Twitter and homepage – www.ims2014.org.


But don’t just sit back and watch! Join the conversation by testing your knowledge with “Trivia Tuesdays” or submitting your photos from previous symposiums for “Throwback Thursdays.” It’s your contributions that help amp up the enthusiasm for #ims2014 even before the show begins, and we want to hear from you!

At the Conference and on the Exhibit Floor

WIN! The social media opportunities will grow exponentially at the show as we kick off the second-annual #IMSInsider contest. Didn’t catch this last year? Now is your chance. During the contest period, attendees can complete up to five different missions each day by tweeting, sharing on Instagram or posting to the IMS Facebook page. Prizes will be awarded daily with a grand prize at the end of the week. Last year’s winners walked away with restaurant gift cards, t-shirts and the grand prize, an iPad Mini. Connect to one or more of the IMS social media sites to stay informed and
for more details on this year’s #IMSInsider contest and prizes!


CLICK! Want to document your experience on the show floor? Take a fun photo to share on your social channels? The ChirpE iPad photo booths will be back again this year, so grab your colleagues to take a picture, share a quote and post it to the official IMS 2014 photo album on Facebook.

SURPRISE! IMS 2013 attendees may remember a new “exhibitor” roaming the show floor in Seattle and giving away t-shirts to those lucky enough to “Spot Sasquatch.” While Sasquatch won’t be making the trip this year, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for Tampa’s new special guest and the booty he’ll have up for grabs.


Post show

Social media doesn’t sleep. We run 24/7 before, during and even after the show! Check back frequently as we post photos from the symposium, relive our favorite moments, and heat up for IMS 2015. It’s the best way to stay up-to-date and connected with your colleagues from around the world, year round.

IMS Social Channels