Innovative Virtual Nursing Conference Held on Twitter During Pandemic

On April 20, 2020 a 12-hour Twitter conference was held, organized by a group of innovative nurse scholars, prolific Tweeters and change makers. The conference title was Nursing Mutual Aid 2020.

According to the website, the group was “co-created by nurses & midwives to support mutual aid, to foster global connections, & to amplify new & never-before-presented knowledge necessary to nurse the community in the context of the current pandemic, and from conferences & other events recently canceled by Covid-19.”

The conference is archived on the website and all presentations, speaker bios, and comments can be accessed both on the website and in Twitter by conducting a search using the hashtags #NMA2020 and @NrsgMutualAid.

Twitter conference archive links also available here: and

Post conference Twitter analytics revealed that the conference drew 397 participants. During the 12-hour virtual gathering, the platform had almost 6.5 million impressions on Twitter and 3,500 Tweets, with an average of 261 Tweets per hour directly related to the conference.