Twitter chats are growing faster than one person can keep up with them as there are hundreds today. That’s incredible. This post is no longer updated. Keeping it alive as the information is still useful.
Twitter group chats offer a clever and effective way to meet people with like interests and to share insights into the topic of discussion. Chatters track their conversations using hashtags (#) followed by the name of the chat, i.e. #journchat.
While we can search for these groups by their names as in “journchat” and “editorchat,” the reason we had the # in front is to separate them from those just mentioning those words in conversation. It’s not as if we’re going to mention “journchat” in our conversation without a reference to the chat, but there are other names like “Star Wars” that can mean the difference between # and no #.
Here’s a list of Twitter chats in alphabetical order. A detailed list appears after the list sorted by the day of the week. Please add chats, more information and corrections in the comments and I’ll update the list. To join a chat, check the post on how to join Twitter chats.
Note: these are organized chats with a set time, not just conversations that happen anytime someone uses the hashtag. While this list would love to include them, it’d turn it into a lengthy one. Here’s a great example of such a chat (even I use it):
#amwritiing: A slow chat where you’re not expected to stay tuned-in constantly. The chat happens in the background of your writing day. It is a virtual watercooler for writers, a place you can hang out and talk to other writers about your current writing projects (and theirs) and then you get back to work. The energy of writers who post here is amazing. #amwriting is not a one-person endeavor. A lot of amazing people have jumped in and made the hashtag their own.
Note: All times listed in Central Time with a couple of noted exceptions.
#4sqchat: Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#agchat: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#agencychat: Fridays, 1:00pm – 2:00pm CT.
#AgeOp: Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#amwriting: Slow chat that runs in background.
#ARChat: Tuesdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#assnchat: Tuesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm CT.
#b2bchat: Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm CT.
#bizforum: Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm CT.
#blogchat: Sundays, 8:00pm to 10:00pm CT.
#bookmarket: Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm CT.
#brandchat: Wednesdays, 10:00am to 11:00am CT.
#carchat: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#careerchat: Tuesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.
#collegechat: First and third Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#commschat: Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm UK.
#custserv: Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#digicar: Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#dogtalk: Mondays, 8:15pm to 9:15pm CT.
#educhat: No set schedule.
#eeochat: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm CT.
#eventprofs: Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT and Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#followreader: Fridays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm CT. (Thursdays in the summer.)
#foodchat: Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#HBRchat: Thursdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#hcsm: Sundays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#hcmktg: Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#herchat. Every other Wednesday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#imcchat: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#innochat: Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#internchat: Every other Tuesday, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#IRChat: Thursdays, 10:00am to 11:00am CT.
#jobchat: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#journ2journ: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm CT.
#journchat: Mondays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm CT.
#kaizenblog: Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#kidlitchat: Tuesdays, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT.
#latism: Thursdays, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm CT.
#lbschat: Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#leadershipchat: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#litchat: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT.
#lrnchat: Thursdays, 7:30pm to 9:00pm CT.
#MBizChat: Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#MedDevice: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#nacersano: No set dates. Always midweek at 2:00 pm CT.
#poetry: Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:00 pm CT.
#pr20chat: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#pregnancychat: No set dates. Always midweek at 2:00 pm CT.
#prwebchat: Every other Thursday, 1:00pm to 1:30pm CT.
#queryday: No set schedule.
#runchat: Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm CT.
#sbbuzz: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#sbt10: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#scifichat: Fridays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm CT.
#scribechat: Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:15pm CT.
#scriptchat: Sundays, 8:00 GMT for Euro and 7:00pm CT for U.S.
#smallbizchat: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#smbiz: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#smchat: Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#spjchat: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#socpharm: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#solorpr: Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#somechat: Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#spbkchat: Thursdays, 5:00am to 7:00am CT.
#talentnet: last Wednesday of the month, 8:00pm to 10:00pm CT.
#tbc: generally second Monday of the month, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT.
#tchat: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#techchat: Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm CT.
#tni: Thursdays, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm CT.
#travelchat: Mondays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#u30pro: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 10:00pm CT.
#UFchat: Saturdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm CT.
#vikingschat: During Minneosta Viking games.
#wclw: Last Wednesday of the month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#writechat: Sundays, 2:00pm to 5:00pm CT.
#writersmovement: Saturdays, 5:00pm to 6:00pm CT.
#yalitchat: Wednesdays, 8:00pm CT.
#writechat: Moderated by @WritingSpirit. When: Sundays, 2:00pm to 5:00pm CT.
#blogchat: Bettering your blog. Moderated by @MackCollier. When: Sundays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#hcsm: “The Healthcare Communication & Social Media community hosts a weekly Twitter conversation about communication and marketing practices by healthcare organizations, including use of social media.” Moderated by @HealthSocMed and #danamlewis. When: Sundays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#scriptchat: Connects aspiring and seasoned screenwriters to learn and grow. Moderated by @jeannevb (US) and @DreamsGrafter (EURO). Also follow @scriptchat. When: Sundays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT (US) and 8:00 GMT (EURO).
#travelchat: Discuss travel including location, transportation, inexpensive travel, sightseeing and more. Moderated by @newyorkhotel. (Moderators will rotate, but @newyorkhotel can provide details.) When: Mondays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#commschat: “Based out of the UK that looks at all aspects relating to communications, including PR, traditional and social media, journalism, blogging, marketing and more. Part of the rationale behind the launch of the Twitter chat is to compliment the chats based out of the USA but staged at a more European-friendly time.” Visit #commchat blog for information and transcripts. Moderated by @AdamVincenzini and @EmilyCagle. When: Mondays, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm UK.
#litchat: “Mission is to connect readers with books and authors.” Transcripts available on blog. Moderated by @litchat. When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm CT.
#journchat: “Conversation between journalists, bloggers and public relations folks. Moderated by @PRsarahevans.” When: 7:00pm to 10pm CT.
#dogtalk: A weekly discussion on dogs. Moderators: @fangshuicanines and @turtlelady81. When: Mondays, 8:15pm to 9:15pm CT.
#tbc: The Book Club discusses a specific book and drink wine. We have our priorities straight! Moderated by @thebookmaven. When: Generally second Monday of the month, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm CT.
#MBizChat: It’s a music business chat with special attention paid to marketing, public relations, distribution, and developments in the digital landscape. Moderated by @SincerelyJane and #mbizchat. When: Mondays, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm CT.
#4sqchat: Discusses Foursquare. Moderated by #4SqINDY. Chat page. When: Mondays, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm CT.
#somechat: Talking social media. SoMeChat page. Moderated by @SoMeChat. When: Mondays, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm CT.
#ARChat: “Weekly themed conversation for business professionals that deal with industry analysts (IA) and influencers. This includes analyst relations (AR), public relations (PR), investor relations (IR) and marketing professionals and IAs themselves. Focus is both best practices and pressing issues or trends. Moderator @MyPath_MP and @ARChat. When: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm CT.
#careerchat: “Weekly discussion for professionals looking for career advice. Discuss how to move your career forward, improve your skills, or just find out if you should friend your boss on Facebook.” Post all career questions and watch for upcoming topics by following moderators @MyPath_MP and @bizMebizgal. When: Tuesdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm CT.
#assnchat: “Open to any all members of the association community, including staff, consultants, volunteer leaders and members. Explore the present and future of associations. Bring your issues and questions!” Moderated by @kikilitalien with assistance from others. When: Tuesdays, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm CT.
#sbbuzz: “A weekly chat about small businesses for small business owners, techies, social media mavens and folks who love ’em.” More focused on tech in small business. Moderated by @sbbuzz, @pmohara and @mriggen. Chat web site. When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#smbiz: “Open chat session where small businesses of every kind can meet, network and ask all kinds of questions in any of the aforementioned areas.” Moderated by @smbiz, @sternalpr, @sternalmrktg. When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#pr20chat: Discussion of where PR is heading. Web site. Moderated by @jgoldsborough and @prtini.” When: 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#jobchat: Serving job seekers looking for advice on finding a job and making social media part of their job search. #jobchat details. Moderated by @BeTheButterfly and @nealschaffer. When: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#internchat: Discusses internships and advice. Moderated by @internqueen and @heatherhuhman. Submit questions ahead of time through Twitter or formspring. When: Every other Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#techchat: Chat with experts about social media for high-tech and B2B marketing. Moderated by @marketingprofs. When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#sbt10: Start Blogging Today covers blogging for business. Moderated by @GrantGriffiths. When: Tuesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST.
#agchat: “The mission of #agchat is to keep an ongoing, open dialogue amongst the various players in the agriculture, farming and ranching worlds. For people in agriculture, including those in the business of producing food, feed, fuel and fiber.” Moderated by @mpaynknoper. When: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm CT.
#leadershipchat: Discusses most current leadership challenges of the day. Moderators @LisaPetrilli and @swoodruff. When: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm CT.
#tchat: World of Work. Diverse community blogging recruiting + careers/workplace + leadership + innovation + 3.0. Moderated by @talentculture / @MeghanMBiro. When: Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm CT.
#foodchat: “Monthly conversation Designed to bring consumers together with agriculture on the third Tuesday of each month to bridge the farm gate to the consumer plate.” Moderated by #foodchat and #mpaynknoper. When: Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#kidlitchat: Discussion on writing books for children and young adults. Moderated by @BonnieAdamson and @gregpincus. When: Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#custserv: Discussion on customer service. Moderated by @MarshaCollier and @JeffreyJKingman. When: Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#eventprofs: Gathering of event professionals. Moderated by @ready2spark and @eventprofs. When: Tuesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CST and Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#collegechat: Bi-monthly discussion for teens, college students, parents and high education experts. Chats cover the college admissions process, college life, interrnships, course work, majors, grad school and careers after graduation. Moderated by @collegechat. When: First and third Tuesdays of the month, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#brandchat: A discussion between experts, strategists, and those interested in learning more about personal branding and managing brands. Moderated by #mariaduron and #davidsandusky. When: Wednesdays, 10:00am to 11:00am CST.
#smchat: A discussion on the power of social media among active practitioners and strategists. Anyone interested in driving value from online interaction and collaboration is welcome. Be ready for a discussion that’s sometimes technical but always lively. We explore dynamics of social & professional interaction, twitter, online communities, and the evolution of knowledge networks. Moderated by @sourcepov. for more details. Members should watch #socialmedia #collaboration and #km for insight. When: Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST.
#solopr: “Open discussions that serve as a companion to the SoloPRpro.com blog, designed for independent PR and MarCom pros – and those who’d like to be.” Moderated by @kellyeCrane. When: Wednesdays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST.
#litchat: “Mission is to connect readers with books and authors.” Moderated by @litchat. When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm CST.
#eeochat: EEOChat is the only chat focusing exclusively on EEO compliance and employment litigation risk management. Brought to you by the folks at The Proactive Employer. #EEOChat provides practical tips and easy-to-implement suggestions to help you get – and stay – EEO compliant and manage your risk of employment litigation. Moderated by @ProactiveStats. When: Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm CST.
#carchat: Discussion about cars and the automotive industry. Moderated by @michaelbanovsky. When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CST.
#imcchat: “For marketers who want to discuss or debate integrated marketing communications.” Moderated by @bethharte and @abarcelos. When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CST.
#smallbizchat: “Helpful tips and advice geared toward small business startups and those that have been in business for less than five years.” Follow @smallbizchat for weekly details. Moderated by @smallbizlady and cohost @CathyWebSavvyPR. When: Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#socpharm: Talks pharma marketing and social media. Moderated by @eileenobrien. When: Wednesdays, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#bizforum: Weekly debate developed to provide a forum where people with varying points of view on trending business-related topics can present those views and debate the pros and cons with other business leaders. There are no right or wrong answers, only points of view backed up by the experiences of various business professionals. More info. Moderated by @samfiorella.
#herchat: Women’s health. Moderated by @empowher. When: Every other Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:00pm CT.
#yalitchat: Talking young adult literature. Moderated by @georgia_mcbride. When: Wednesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#talentnet: “Chat is for an audience of recruiters, sourcers, researchers and other HR professionals interested in social media for recruiting and branding.” Moderated by @fishdogs and @pinkolivefamily. When: last Wednesday of the month, 8:00pm to 10:00pm CT.
#yalitchat: Talking young adult literature. Moderated by @georgia_mcbride. YAlitchat page. When: Wednesdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#wclw: Chats for writers and bloggers. Moderated by @MichelleRafter. When: Last Wednesday of the month, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#IRChat: Chat for investor relations professionals to discuss best practices, current hot topics, regulatory issues, implementation of social media for investor relations, etc. Participants are global. Moderated by @MeetTheStreet and @Q4WebSystems. When: Thursdays, 10:00am to 11:00pm CT.
#kaizenblog: How to practice Kaizen based on Kaizen and Blogging. Moderated by @ConversationAge. When: Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#eventprofs: Gathering of event professionals. Moderated by @ready2spark and @eventprofs. When: Mondays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CST and Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CST.
#innochat: Discusses the “what” of innovation. Moderated by @renne_hopkins and @gwen_ishmael. When: Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm CT.
#HBRchat: Chat run by Harvard Business Review magazine, HBR.org. Moderated by @hbrexchange. When: Thursdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CT.
#prwebchat: Chat with influencers and learn about their PR techniques, online marketing strategies, social media strategies and similar topics. Topics include PR, SEO, social media and the like for individuals, agencies and small businesses. Moderated by @prweb. When: Every other Thursday, 1:00pm to 1:30pm CT.
#tni: Travelers’ Night In, a weekly travel chat. Chat with travel experts and addicts alike and learn about the latest ideas in the travel world. Moderated by @GoApril @ZipSetAndrea @GoSaraBeth @ZipSetRachel @ZipSetGo. When: Thursdays, 2:30pm to 3:30pm CT.
#bookmarket: Book marketing. Moderated by @ClaudiaC/ / @BookMarketChat. When: Thursdays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm CT.
#b2bchat: “The objective is to bring the B2B marketing community together every week covering a full range of topics from demand generation to print to direct mail to social media. Participate and share your thoughts, questions, opinions and best practices that will help you do your job better, while connecting you with the business to business marketers on Twitter.” Moderated by @KseniaCoffman, @AndrewSpoeth, @KentHuffman and @JeremyVictor. When: Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm CT.
#runchat: A chat for runners of all levels and distances. Moderated by @iRunnerBlog and @RunningBecause. When: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#spjchat: Society of Professional Journalists chat. Moderated by @spjchat. When: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#MedDevice: Covers topics affecting medical device industry participants including healthcare reform, reimbursement and insurance, selling through medical distribution or directly to physicians, commercialization and FDA, electronic medical records and connectivity, marketing and sales, and more. Moderated by @medicalmarcom.
#journ2journ: Reporters help other reporters in some manner and discuss journalism challenges. Moderated by @journ2journ. When: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm CT.
#tweetin: Moderated by @LinkedInExpert. When: Thursdays (not weekly, check site), 7:00pm to 8:30pm CT.
#u30pro: Discusses how to bridge the generational gap, demolish stereotypes and break down differences in the professional workplace. Open to all ages. Moderated by @u30pro, @davidspinks and @CubanaLAF. When: Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:00pm CT.
#lrnchat for people interested in the topic of learning who use the social messaging service Twitter to learn from one another and discuss how to help other people learn. Moderated by @marciamarcia. When: Thursdays, 7:30pm – 9:00pm CT.
#AgeOp: “For those interested in getting more out of life, marketing to the 50+ demographic, interested in the politics of aging, the tragedy of ageism, the explosion of masters athletics, the value of experience, the key to health and vitality, how the 50+ market uses the internet, and on and on.” Moderated by @kwidrick and @ageopportunity. When: Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT.
#poetry: “We talk poetry. Readers, writers, and all others encouraged to join.” Moderated by @gregpincus. When: Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT.
#scribechat: General chat across all genres about writing craft and publishing industry. Published guest hosts, agents, editors, etc. all join in the fun. Moderated by @liakeyes. When: Thursdays, 8:00pm – 9:15pm CT.
#latism: Largest non-profit organization of Latinos involved in social media chats all things that matter to Latinos. Moderated by @ergeekgoddess. When: Thursdays, 8:00pm – 10:00pm CT.
#lbschat: Explores location-based social media and technology. Moderated by @LBSchat. When: Thursdays, 8:00pm to 9:00pm CT.
#spbkchat: #spbkchat is a weekly Twitter chat aimed at providing people within the South Pacific and surrounding Asian countries a time zone friendly bookish conversation. Moderated by @justaddbooks. When: Thursdays, 5:00am to 7:00am CST.
#ffparty: “A virtual nightclub on Twitter where the creative class gathers from all over the world for a Friday Art Party. Artists of all types share creative expression. Guests at #ffparty drape themselves in beautiful clothes, listen to cool music, mingle with contemporaries, and bring their work, or share other’s work, displaying their creative and original flair.” Moderated by @blogbrevity. #ffparty explained. When: Fridays.
#hcmktg: Chat related to healthcare marketing. Moderated by @hcmktg, @IntervalChris, @TalstoneDJ and @reedsmith. When: Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.
#digicar: Chat on connected vehicles, telematics, and digital car trends, policies and more. Moderated by @connectedcar. When: Fridays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST.
#agencychat: Chat for those working or interested in ad agencies. Moderated by @craigritchie. When: Fridays, 1:00pm to 2:00pm CST.
#scifichat: A weekly chat about science fiction and fantasy, coering books, TV, film and games. Moderated by @DavidRozansky / @scifichat. When: Fridays, 1:00pm to 3:00pm CST.
#litchat: “Mission is to connect readers with books and authors.” Moderated by @litchat. When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm CST.
#followreader: Digital publishing. Moderated by @charabbott/. When: Fridays, 3:00pm to 4:00pm CST. (Thursdays in the summer.)
#writersmovement: “An online community where writers and aspiring authors meet for chat, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and promotion.” Moderated by Tiffanie Minnis (@authortiffanie) and Benjamin Jones (@maddwriter). When: Saturdays, 5:00pm to 6:00pm CST
#ufchat: Discussion for urban fantasy writers and readers. Moderated by @inkgypsy and @snowppl. When: Saturdays, 6:00pm to 7:00pm CST
#educhat: “While we could discuss many topics in a given evening, it is currently thought that each week would see discussions focused on a single broad topic” surrounding education. Moderated by @educhat. When: No set schedule.
#nacersano: Spanish version of #pregnancychat. Check @marchofdimes for details and dates. No set schedule, but it’s once a month and midweek at 2:00 pm CST.
#pregnancychat: Chat on pregnancy-related topics. Check @marchofdimes for details and dates. No set schedule, but it’s once a month and midweek at 2:00 pm CST.
#prstudchat: “Monthly Twitter chat designed to bring together PR students, professionals,and educators for a dynamic conversation about the Public Relations Industry and to provide opportunities for learning, networking and mentoring relationships.” Moderated by @dbreakenridge and @valeriesimon. When: Monthly.
#queryday: Discusses how to query well. Held every other month and moderated by Colleen Lindsay. When: No set schedule.
#vikingschat: Discusses Minnesota Vikings football team during every Vikings game. Typically on Sundays at 12pm CST or 3pm CST. Moderated by #mnvikingschat. When: During Minnesota Vikings games.