140 Conf – Twitterific!

Everyday now on Twitter you see the word 140 Conf on your stream. What is it really you may ask? Well did a bit of digging and here are the interesting things I learned about it.

At the #140conf events,  a look at twitter as a platform and as a language we speak. Over time it will neither be the only platform nor the only language. #140conf is not an event about microblogging or the place where people share twitter “tips and techniques” but rather where we explore the effects of the real-time Internet on Business.

Here are some of the upcoming events lined up for the 140 Conf.

NYC: October 21 Meetup
Los Angeles: October 27/28
London: November 17

The original scope of #140conf was to explore “the effects of twitter on: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising and (maybe) Politics.” Over time the scope expanded to look at the effects of twitter on topics ranging from public safety to public diplomacy.

The first #140conf in New York City brought together people with many diverse backgrounds but the one thing which everyone had in common was twitter. The schedule for the event was unique and fast paced. It was my intention to provide a platform for as many people as possible to share their thoughts and engage in conversation with the attending delegates. You will find individual talks set to: 10 minutes; “Featured talks” 15 and 20 minutes and the various panel discussions are set for 15 and 20 minutes.

The take aways from this event will provide the attending delegates knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects twitter and the real-time internet will have on business.  Source: Jeff Pulver’s #140Conf

Here is an interesting video from The resident.