White House TweetUp: Register

This week, President Obama will speak to a Joint Session of Congress about bipartisan proposals to grow the economy and create jobs. On Friday September 9th, Press Secretary Jay Carney will hold a special TweetUp Briefing at the White House as a follow up to the speech.

The Tweetup Briefing is an opportunity for @WhiteHouse followers on Twitter to come to the White House and ask the Press Secretary their own questions, as well as questions submitted by their followers.

Let your followers know that you signed up for a #WHTweetup Briefing with @PressSec at the @WhiteHouse here: http://www.wh.gov/tweetup

The Tweetup Briefing marks the third White House Tweetup, an in-person meet-up with people who follow the White House on Twitter. White House Tweetups provide @WhiteHouse followers with the opportunity to attend events, engage with Administration officials and share their ideas with other @WhiteHouse followers.

Tweetup Q&A

What is a Tweetup?

A Tweetup is an informal meeting of people who use the social messaging medium Twitter. This Tweetup is an opportunity to attend the Tweetup Briefing, meet fellow tweeps and members of the White House Office of Digital Strategy team.

How do I register?

Registration opens at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, September 5th on http://www.wh.gov/tweetup and closes at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 6th.

Registration is for one person only (you) and is non-transferable.

Do I need to have a Twitter account to register?

Yes. This event is for active, public Twitter users who follow the @WhiteHouse Twitter account and other White House Twitter accounts.

What are the registration requirements?

Registration indicates your intent to travel to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday September 9th and attend the Tweetup Briefing in person. You will bear any costs associated with travel and lodging. All registrants must be at least 18 years old.

All guests will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification (detailed here).

Does my registration include a guest?

Because of space limitations, you may not bring a guest. Each registration provides a place for one person only (you) and is non-transferable. Each individual wishing to attend must register separately.

What if I cannot come to Washington, DC?

If you cannot come to the White House in Washington, D.C. to attend in person, you should not register for the Tweetup. You can follow the Tweetup on Twitter with the hashtag #WHTweetup.

Check back on WhiteHouse.gov/Tweetup and follow @WhiteHouse for updates on upcoming Tweetups.

When will I know if I am selected?

After the White House has received registrations, an email with additional instructions will be sent to those invited and those on the waitlist.


Sign up to receive regular email updates from the President and other senior Administration officials.

In 140 characters, tell us why you should be invited to attend the Town Hall?

You must acknowledge and agree to the following statements:

  • I acknowledge registration is for person only and is non-transferable.
  • I confirm I am 18 years old or older.

Upon successful submission, you will be taken to a web page confirming you’re your registration was received.