Jan #140conf Boston Meetup

An opportunity to discuss the emerging Real-Time Internet and the effects on business. A gathering for friends of #140conf to get together and discuss issues of the day.


5:00 Registration / Networking

5:30 Welcome: - Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver) - Welcome / State of NOW Update
- Adam Wallace (@adwal) - New Media Manager, The Roger Smith Hotel and Brian Simpson ☯ (@Bsimi) - Director of Zen Chaos at the Roger Smith Hotel - - "It's All About The People"
- Kerry Israel (@kerryisrael) (@americanrep) American Repertory Theater Audience Development Manager - "All the World's a Stage"
- Charles McEnerney (@wellroundedradi), Host + Producer, Well-Rounded Radio "Marketing Music 2.0: The New Improv"
- Alicia Staley (@stales) "Here Come the Cancer Survivors: Awareness to Action"
- Steve Garfield (@stevegarfield) - "Sharing Video Now!" 7:30pm Networking continues...


We are looking for speakers for future #140conf Boston Meetups. Interested? please send email and speaking proposal to: [masked]

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  • Kat J.

    I arrived late, so missed the first few presenters. Caught the tail end of the ART speaker. It was interesting, but couldn't read her slides. Alicia Staley was good. Too much chatter in the back during Steve Garfield, so didn't catch a lot of what he was saying. The networking opportunity was lost because I got lost on the way there. Overall, room needs to be darker to see the screen. Staff was cordial. Food (what was left) was good. And even with all that I missed, it was a good opportunity to see a few familiar faces in a non-bar setting and to meet Alicia. So that was a win. And I think Ellen Rossano deserves praise for her efforts in pulling this together and keeping things calm when that woman fainted. I would gladly attend another Meetup like this. Especially now that I know where it is. Like the idea of having speakers, something to focus on rather than just a social get-together.

    So thanks!

    January 20, 2010

  • Steve S.

    The presentations were varied, some technical difficulty with the projections made some of them hard to view but the speakers covered well.

    The unfortunate medical emergency interrupted the evening. Glad she ultimately was okay. I was pleased with how the group responded, clearing the area, someone with EMT background stepping up... a good group effort to make the best of a tough situation.

    The networking as always is the prime reason for participating in something like this, it was great!

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speakers; enthusiastic and interesting insights. Would have preferred to jump in sooner - had to leave by 7pm, so only caught Jeff's intro plus 2 others and missed networking afterwards. Thanks for the food too!

    January 15, 2010

  • Erica T.

    It was a fantastic experience, and I surely hope there will be many more to come!

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event. Thanks Jeff!

    January 15, 2010

  • Alexia

    Every speaker, especially Jeff, was great except Steve Garfield. His talk wasn't engaging and his understanding of how to use video for NOW media is out-dated.

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting people, compelling presentations, good karma. Inclusive and fun. The NERD Center rocked.

    January 15, 2010

  • Michael D.

    I thought the conference was pretty good. There were some technical issues:
    Slides not cued up
    Having to rely on a computer operator to change slides or the speaker having to sit down to change them
    Screen size issues
    Microphones too quiet
    At least one speaker issue: needing to refer to their slides for their presentation (not a big deal, something that comes with experience speaking)
    A medical emergency

    It seems like alot but these are really little things. I enjoyed the focus, the variety of speakers, especially the fact that they used real life scenarios and case studies not just vague theories, and the location.

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please see my blog for details:

    January 15, 2010

  • Colleen B.

    I thought the speakers had relevant and timely information to share. They covered a range of subjects from business applications and uses for twitter/social media to therapy/support & new ways to use media. I appreciated that they spoke concisely and didn't veer off topic.

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remarkable, as usual. The speakers were inspired and inspiring, the venue supported a great deal of interaction, and the group came together as a whole when the unexpected happened and we all had to accommodate one person's pressing need for medical support. Amazing night!

    January 15, 2010

  • Eric A.

    Excellent group of speakers and a great variety of topics! Well-organized, great location, great food/drinks, really couldn't have asked for anything more!

    January 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized in every respect. Good content. Engaging speakers. A great group of attendees. Plus food, drink, and a great space.

    January 14, 2010

  • Chris P.

    Great event put on by Jeff. It had an awesome tempo and people were captivated the whole time. I was truly touched by the two Cancer survivors. Keep me in the loop on future events.

    January 14, 2010

  • Dave B.

    Friendly people, good info, I need an iPhone.

    January 14, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved Jeff Pulver and the Roger Smith guys!

    January 14, 2010

  • Teymour S.

    In my city at last! Sadly I can't go since I can't get out of work at that time (bootstrapped startup needs money somehow...). But I hope it's great and I'll catch the tweetup next time!

    January 13, 2010

  • John M.

    Stop by and say hi. I will be the one looking like the guy to the left of this comment.

    January 11, 2010

  • Jeff P.

    Looking forward to hosting the first #140conf Meetup in Boston.

    December 31, 2009

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