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Feb #140conf NYC Meetup

An opportunity to discuss the emerging Real-Time Internet and the effects on business. A monthly gathering for friends of #140conf to get together and discuss issues of the day. At the February #140conf NYC Meetup the spotlight will be on "The effects of the emerging real-time web on Education." Note: Due to limited of available seating at our venue, you MUST be on the RSVP list in order to have access to the event. Schedule:

5:00 Registration / Networking

5:30 Welcome: Jennifer Preston (@NYT_JenPreston) / Jeff Pulver (@jeffpulver)

- Lawrie Mifflin, Senior Editor, New York Times
- Katherine Schulten (@KSchulten), Editor New York Times Blog: The Learning Network

Discussion Panel: The Emerging Real-Time Web and Education

- Deven Black, TAB NYC MS SS/Reading Teacher (@spedteacher)
- Lisa Thumann, Ed Tech, Advisor for NJECC.org (@lthumann)
- Liz Pullen, Sociologist & Teacher (@nwjerseyliz)
- Aparna Vashisht (@parentella) Moderator

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Notes:

"Early Bird" Registration is open for #140conf New York City - April 20/21 - Details: http://nyc.140conf.co...

If you are interested in sponsoring a future #140conf Meetup, please contact: [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the theme and the level of the discussion where just right !!!

    February 26, 2010

  • deirdre m.

    A great informal gathering of lots of smart people and ME! Topic was very interesting and educational (no pun intended.)

    February 25, 2010

  • Don L.

    Always the unexpected. Always awesome.

    February 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Constructive Thoughts:

    This was a good initiative but quite generic in terms of content. This was the first meetup I attended, and I felt there was no informative introduction as to what "it" aims to accomplish...unless it's generic brainstorming that gets picked up by whomever it may concern?

    The "education" panelists seemed to be rambling with no defined results/outcomes. Ironically there were only 5 people in the room who were related to the "education industry".

    One panelist stated: "...education is not about providing answers...but rather asking smart questions" - I could not disagree more. That's such a backward mentality that freezes the school system in a theoretical cocoon, rather then provide a practical experience that is valuable in the real world. I appreciated the enthusiasm of the Rudger's Univ. panelist.

    February 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It felt....elementary. It seemed like we were there to educate the panel. Unfortunately I didn't see that the spotlight was on education when I signed up, I was hoping for the regular meetup.
    Keep the good ones coming Jeff!
    -S.

    February 24, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    An interesting discussion with input from people I had not heard from before. Great to hear shared experiences, relevant to the times and the content.

    February 23, 2010

  • Alex R.

    Educational. Learned a few new things. Met a few new people. Overall great meetup.

    February 23, 2010

  • Jenny B.

    I won't be able to attend tonight, so whomever is on the waiting list: grab my seat!

    February 23, 2010

  • Kalimah P.

    Yes, a seat opened up! Thanks guys! Looking forward to seeing how education intermingles with social media as a social learning startup founder.

    Kalimah Priforce, @kapriforce
    CAREERSTERS | A Book Bros. Social Media
    Managing Partner, Book Bros. Group, LLC

    February 23, 2010

  • imal w.

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    February 23, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff, I will see you tonight. This is the organizer (@WebStudio13) of NY Entrepreneurs Business Network. I'd love to come and pay at the door. It doesn't seem that PayPal lets me do it now. Glad to meet other tweeples as well at tonight's meeting!

    Cheers,

    -
    Andrew Ran Wong

    February 23, 2010

  • Alex R.

    Thanks Jeff. Looking forward to meeting the group next Tuesday.

    February 21, 2010

  • Ian A.

    Looking forward, as always.

    February 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jeff - If you need any additional speakers, please let me know. I'm a former schoolteacher (K-12 within the Long Island Public Schools and NYCBOE).

    February 9, 2010

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