Last night I attended the first “meetup” of people organizing or interested in the 140 Character Conference taking place in Kitchener on September 15, 2011. What is that, you ask? Well, it’s the first Canadian conference based on the 140conf held recently in New York. The 140 Character Conference explores the state of NOW, how the real-time internet is making an impact on how we communicate and how we do business.
The first Canadian conference will be held at The Tannery in Kitchener, a repurposed heritage building that now houses Google, Desire@Learn, Communitech, and numerous smaller start-ups in the region. It’s a happening place and a fitting place to hold this ground-breaking event. There is a Call for Speakers out now, and with 10-minute rule on talks it looks to be a day that moves as fast as your Twitter feed.
Not convinced yet? Follow the #140confON hashtag on Twitter and keep up to date on speakers and meetups as they happen. Me, I’ve got my ticket already and am looking forward to showing off what Waterloo Region is up to.