By Caitlin Reilly, Program Associate, The American Democracy Project

Heading to Louisville for #ADPTDC14? Over the next two weeks leading up to our June 5-7 ADP/TDC Joint National Meeting in this City of Compassion, we’ll be highlighting reasons that we’re #LovinLouisville.

Reason #9? Gamification!

This year we’re taking our mobile app (more on this later) to the next level with gamification.  We’ve created an interactive mobile game that lets you accumulate points for your participation in key meeting activities. Keep reading for details!

Points for Participation
The best part of the new gamification functions is that you get points just by participating in the meeting. Whenever you go to a plenary, a presentation, talk to a sponsor, or stop by for some awesome pieces of name-badge flare, you can scan a QR code for points.

Don’t have a camera on your phone? No problem. You can enter a pin number into the mobile app!

You can also get points by sending in-app messages, tweeting using the meeting hashtags (keep reading), taking a quiz or filling out a session evaluation each day. You can keep track of how many points everyone has earned everyday on the leader board, which you can also find in the mobile app.

Social Media
Given this meeting’s focus on civic pathways and eCitizenship, it only makes sense that we want to prominently feature social media.  As we mentioned, you’ll get points for tweeting about the meeting as a part of the mobile app game.  We will also track your tweets with the Social Media Listening Center, brought to us by Clemson University’s communication studies department.  Just be sure to use the following meeting hashtags in your tweets:

  • ADP/TDC National Meeting, General:
    • #ADPTDC14
    • #LovinLouisville

So…Call me, tweet me, if you want to reach me.

See you in Louisville!


Posted in #ADPTDC14 Update on Jun 2, 2014