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#140conf @ SXSW 2012

#sxsw #140conf

The #140conf events provide a platform to listen, connect, share and engage, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business and on “me” the people. The format at the #140conf events is unique: Individual talks are 10 minutes, keynotes are 15 minutes and panel discussions are no more than 20 minutes. At SXSW the format has been changed slightly to better fit into the SXSW schedule. Each of our sessions are set to run 15 minutes. At #140conf SXSW we will be taking a hard look at something Jeff Pulver calls “The State of NOW” and the continued effects the worldwide adoption of social communication platforms such as twitter is having on a number of industries. The sessions presented at SXSW are a sampling of the type of content one can expect to experience at our worldwide #140conf events. This proposal is to deliver 10 individual sessions, each of which will take place over 15 minutes during SXSW. These sessions will be offered consecutively during a 3 hour window. The take aways from #140conf @ SXSW 2012 will provide the attending delegates knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects of the real-time Internet will have on business in 2012 and beyond. For an example of the programming we did at SXSW in 2011, please see: For a better idea of all of the #140conf events, please see:


Jeff Pulver Founder, Curator & Casting Dir 140 Characters Conference Inc

Jeff Pulver has been called "a habitual entrepreneur who likes to start Internet communications companies." He is known globally as someone who helped popularize the use of Voice over IP (voip) and as the co-founder of Vonage. In 2009 he created the global #140 Characters Conferences, which explores the emerging real-time Internet.

3-Rings is his current stealth mode startup.

On February 12, 2004, Mr. Pulver's petition for clarification declaring Free World Dialup as an unregulated information service was granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This landmark decision by the FCC was the first decision it made on IP communications.

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