Call for Speakers

The 140 Character Conference (#140Conf) – Central Sierra takes place Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Twain Harte, CA.

Becky McCray & Jeff Pulver at 140conf - Small Town

Becky McCray & Jeff Pulver at 140conf - Small Town

The event explores the effects of social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and others) and the emerging real-time Internet on individuals, organizations and regions. We are looking for passionate people to share their perspective, their experiences and their stories about how the real-time Internet is affecting their industry sectors and the people inside them. Open for discussion are all platforms and applications which affect and contribute to the real-time Internet experience.

Areas covered at past #140Conf events include: Advertising / Analytics / Book Authors / Branding / Celebrity / Charity / Comic Books / Communications / Education / Entertainment / Fashion / Film / Food / Games / Journalism / Legacy / Location Based Services / Love & Romance / Marketing / Media / Music / News Gathering / Parenting / Public Policy / Politics / Public Diplomacy / Public Safety / Publishing / Real Estate / Social Change / Search / Story Telling / TV

The format is unique and fast-paced. Presentations are limited to 10-20 minutes each (no slide decks please), to allow as many people as possible to share their stories. We are seeking engaging, out-of-the-box characters who can relate first hand accounts of the impact of the real-time Internet on industry sectors including business, agriculture, government, education, entertainment and non-profit.

The key to being selected to speak at #140Conf is to submit a speaking proposal which shares your passion with a topic with how it has been touched by the real-time web. Our goal is to bring together a curated group of individuals to both lead and contribute to the discussions. The take-aways from this event will provide the attending delegates knowledge, perspectives and insights into the next wave of effects that the real-time Internet will have on their work and personal lives.

We would appreciate your help in spreading awareness of the conference to the people who you are connected with on your social networks. We hope to bring together a gathering of people with a variety of backgrounds to explore together 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, please share your speaking proposal below.

Please note: speakers at 140Conf are unpaid, except for excellent company and a delicious box lunch.

Speaker proposals are now closed.