The convention’s Genius Labs are 20-minute skill-building workshops highlighting a number of practical activities (primarily focused on technology) designed for participants to learn about, experiment with, and implement immediately. Take a break from the traditional learning sessions and join us in our open, interactive, and high-tech space. Topics have been selected with the intent of having meaningful instruction for all skill levels, sending attendees home with effective (and often free) new resources, and building confidence and competence in new tools to help you work on your campus. Several sessions are offered multiple times. Whether you are a novice, early adopter or an expert, there is something for everyone at the ACPA Genius Labs!


Genius Lab workshops will take place Sunday, March 30 from 1:00pm-2:30pm, Monday, March 31 from 9:30am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-4:00pm, and Tuesday, April 1 from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Topics Covered

  • Maximizing your LinkedIn Profile
  • Why you Need Twitter and How to Use it
  • Twitter: Beyond the Basics
  • Social Media Monitoring (Tweet Deck)
  • Social Media Monitoring (Hootsuite)
  • Using Google Apps for Education
  • Best practices in Power Point
  • Best practices in Prezi
  • Creating a Movie with iMovie
  • 5 Event Planning/Organization Apps
  • Making the Most of Backchannel
  • Using Poll Everywhere
  • Basecamp: Users Guide to Project Management
  • Surveys: Wufoo, Zoomerang, Survey Monkey & Google Forms
  • Shooting a Video in One Day
  • Understanding FaceBook & Google Analytics
  • 5 Public Domain Image Sites
  • Creating a Simple WordPress Blog
  • Using Google Hangout
  • Tips for Video/Skype Interviews
  • Turn Your Resume Into an InfoGraphic


For questions or more information about Genius Labs, please contact the coordinators Carey Loch, Matt Ferguson, and Brian MacDonald.