Social Media Kit: Public Affairs Conference 2017

The 2017 Public Affairs Conference theme is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government. The conference will help all of us talk about our rights and responsibilities as citizens in a modern democracy.

Key details

  • What: Public Affairs Conference
  • When: April 4-7, 2017
  • Where: Plaster Student Union and Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts at Missouri State
  • Who: Plenary speakers, guest artists and presenters
  • No tickets required
  • All events are free and open to the public

Share your story

Help us discuss the Public Affairs Conference by sharing it on social media. Posts with the #CitizenBear hashtag will be pulled to the #CitizenBear Tagboard.

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag your posts with the official Public Affairs Conference hashtag, #CitizenBear
  • Follow Missouri State University on Facebook or @missouristate on Twitter
  • Tag your posts with the Springfield, Missouri hashtag: #SGF
  • When you post to Facebook and Twitter, boost your status update by sharing it with a photo or video
  • Nothing beats a first-hand perspective. Share a photo from or quote about your experience

Visual Assets


Live video

The university will live stream four conference events on YouTube.

Watch Perves Hoodbhoy plenary

Watch Nadine Strossen plenary

Watch Inertia Dance Company

Watch Sonja Lyubomirsky plenary

Twitter GIFs

Click or tap the images below to save these #CitizenBear GIFs to your computer or device. They’re great for sharing on Twitter.

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Facebook images

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Twitter images

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Sample social media posts

Sample tweets

  • Join the @MissouriState community for its Public Affairs Conference April 4-7. #CitizenBear #SGF
  • What does it mean to be a citizen in a democracy in 2017? #CitizenBear #SGF
  • These events at @MissouriState will help you become a more informed citizen. #CitizenBear #SGF

Tuesday, April 4

  • I’m with @DorisKGoodwin at @HammonsHall. Let’s talk about that wild 2016 election. #CitizenBear #SGF

Wednesday, April 5

  • How do we pursue the American dream in an age of global terrorism? #CitizenBear #SGF
  • Why it’s important to stand up against governmental attempts to suppress free speech. #CitizenBear #SGF

Thursday, April 6

Friday, April 7

  • From @JDVance1: Why the American dream is no longer a sure thing for many Americans. #CitizenBear #SGF

Sample Facebook posts

Pair either of these suggestions with a photo from the Facebook section.

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