I have been a fan of twitter since I started using it in February
2007, and for the past year I’ve been thinking about producing
an event which had a core focus about twitter.
During the past year, twitter continued to have a profound effect
in a number of areas, and rather than just being an observer of such
trends I thought the time was right to invite up to 140 Characters
(people) to come forward and participate in the discussion.
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 discuss from inside the
respective worlds of: Celebrity, “The Media” and
Advertising. Politics is another area which may be covered, depending
upon how this event shapes up.
My hope is to attract not only established celebrities, members of
the media and advertising 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
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 the right group of
characters to both lead and contribute to the discussions.
I genuinely believe that 140 of the right characters can impact
140,000 online participants to the event. And I believe that the
knowledge shared and learned at this event will help bring more people
into the twitter community. 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 event. I would
appreciate your help in spreading awareness of this new conference.
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 a regular
basis for nominations. You can also contact me by sending a message
to me here on Facebook or an email to: email@example.com. The deadline
for speaking proposals is: Friday, April 10th but the first to be
nominated will be the first I consider for the event.
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 show
just for twitter applications and a Best Of Show Award for killer
twitter apps. For more information about sponsoring and exhibiting,
please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.