A Call for Speakers (and Characters): The 140 Characters Conference: April 20/21 in NYC

The 140 Characters Conference: Exploring the State of NOW (#140conf) will be returning to New York City on April 20-21, 2010 – http://140conf.com
The event will be taking a look at the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business and systemic changes the worldwide adoption of twitter is having on: Celebrity, The Media, Music, Advertising, Politics, Education, Communications, Public Diplomacy, Fashion, Design, Public Safety and more.
The deadline for speaking proposals is: Friday, January 22nd. Please send speaking proposals to me over at: jeff@pulver.com. Speakers can also be nominated by including #140conf in related tweets.
My hope is to once again attract a diverse worldwide gathering of people who will come to New York City to connect with others and to share their perspective, their experiences and their stories about how the emerging real-time Internet is effecting their industry sectors and the people inside them.
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With today’s “Call for Speakers” I am looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to come forward and pitch me something relevant they would like to present that has been effected by the emerging real-time, NOW Internet.
My hope is to attract not only established celebrities, members of the media and thought leaders who are now using twitter, but those who have become a celebrity, and a brand in their own right, through the creative and disruptive application that twitter continues to be.
I’m looking for first-hand accounts of how twitter is being used and the impact it is happening in the industry sectors this event is focusing on. My goal is to bring together a curated group of characters to both lead and contribute to the discussions. And this event isn’t just about twitter. Open for discussion are all platforms and applications which are effecting and contributing to the real-time internet experience.
I believe that 140 of the right characters can impact 140,000 online participants at the event. I saw this happen in 2009 at the New York, LA, London and Tel Aviv events, plus multiple #140Conf MeetUps held across the U.S.
I believe that the knowledge shared and learned at this event will help bring more people into the twitter ecosystem. The take aways from this event will provide the attending delegates knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects twitter will have on business.
So please, think about what YOU could contribute to the dialog, and who you may know who would be interested in being part of this event.
#140conf is the twitter hashtag for the conference. I would appreciate your help in once again spreading awareness of the April conference to the people who you are connected with on your social networks.
What I hope to bring together is a gathering of people with a variety of backgrounds and together explore the future of where things are going and how to best prepare the community at large to get there.
If you are interested in speaking at: 140 Characters Conference, and or would like to suggest a speaker, please tweet your nomination to #140conf. I will be checking the twitter stream on an almost real-time basis for nominations. You can also contact me by sending email to: jeff@pulver.com. The deadline for speaking proposals is: Friday, January 22nd but the first to be nominated will be the first considered.
I am also looking for sponsors and for exhibitors to be part of our twitter showcase. My goal is to have a special section of the event just for applications, and a maybe this time a Best Of #140conf Award for killer apps. For more information about sponsoring and exhibiting, please contact me by sending email to: jeff@pulver.com
A new approach to the pricing of the #140conf events was announced last week. Click here to learn more about this.
For more information about upcoming #140conf events, please visit: http://140conf.com.