Genomes Unzipped just published guidelines for tweeting at conferences.
Check the conference social media guidelines first.
Use the right #hashtag when you tweet.
Remember that people are listening.
Remember that people are listening who aren’t at the meeting.
Be careful tweeting new findings.
Do your best to ensure that your tweets don’t misrepresent presented material.
Add value by contributing your specific area(s) of expertise to provide insight into presented material.
At the same time, don’t tweet everything a speaker says.
Don’t swamp the hashtag by quote-tweeting everyone else.
If you’re organizing a conference, be proactive with a social media policy.
Not sure if we really need twitter feeds from conferences. Maybe some blog posts with detailed summaries are much more adequate, yea, yea.