March #140conf Philly 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.


6:00 Registration / Networking
6:45 Speakers
8:00 Networking

Speakers - Warren Bobrow is the food editor of the Wild River Review where he writes bits of visual poetry, terroir, and food commentaries. In addition to Wild River Review, Warren writes for, NJ Monthly, Edible Jersey, NJ Savvy Living, Chutzpah Magazine and NJ Life Magazine. Warren continues to traverse the print-scape and is now writing for the Morris Cty., NJ Daily Record for their restaurant and their features column. He just appeared at the Roger Smith Food Writing Conference in NYC where he gave a talk on Twitter, Food Writing and Zen. Warren is a contributing author for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and was recently named to the Saveur Magazine’s 100 list for 2010.

A graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Film, he spent his senior year as a research assistant in visual thinking at CAVS / MIT.

Follow his moving about and drinkin’ ’round on Twitter @WarrenBobrow1

Ken Grant is the Sales and Marketing Director for Analtech, Inc., a position he's held since 2007. Prior to that he worked in Delaware politics and media. Ken is proud of the fact that his company's video - "The Adventures of Ana" has been inducted into the Viral Marketing Hall of Fame along with Disney and Microsoft. Ken's been experimenting with social media for the past year, helping to coordinate training events, tweet-ups, and the occasional Newark Freeze where 200 people froze on Main Street for five minutes while confused U of D students got on their cell phones to tell their friends something "freaky" was going on. In recent months, Ken has been featured in social media articles from Life Science Leader, The Delaware Business Ledger, The Newark Post, and a few other publications. In February, Ken helped Delaware Governor Jack Markell get started with Twitter at DelTweet 3.0. In the past year, Ken has spoken before groups as small as two and as large as 500 about how Social Media is changing the way we live, work, play, and engage as citizens in our communities. Ken lives in Newark, Delaware with his lovely bride and his two teenagers.

Connect with Ken @kengrantde

Valeria Maltoni built one of the first online communities associated with Fast Company magazine. A brand strategist with 20 years of real-world corporate experience, 10 of which online, she’s worked with Fortune 500 and small start up companies in 5 industries. She specializes in taking companies to what’s next in their business cycle through marketing communications, customer dialogue, and brand advocacy.

Conversation Agent is ranked among the top 25 marketing blogs in the world on AdAge Power150. Handpicked by Fast Company as Expert blogger, Valeria is on the Advisory Board of SmartBrief on Social Media and a co-author of The Age of Conversation, a groundbreaking eBook collaboration by 103 of today’s top marketing writers. An active member of the Social Media Business Council, the American Marketing Association (AMA), and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Valeria is an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) and a Board Member at large of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Connect with Valeria at @ConversationAge

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  • Ken G.

    Any time you get a group of people together who have experienced the wonders of social media in their professional and/or personal lives - magic can happen!

    March 10, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    In short. a whole room full of people thinking that thunder is lighting.

    Thing I learned: he most powerful word on the internet is 'no'

    March 9, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    more meat - but getting there

    March 9, 2010

  • Yuriy P.

    Gloria and Don did a great job in bringing folks together to share their experiences in using social media in their lives and businesses. It was great to learn of concrete examples of usage and use cases. the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming and encourage participation.

    March 9, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great venue, good food. I met some interesting people. I do need some Twitter training. I have hoped that one of these events will provide. So far, not so. Still enthusiastic.

    March 9, 2010

  • warren b.

    Speaking in front of the group was so enlightening.. sharing thoughts, ideas and the most important of all.. Bloggers have all the power! Thanks to Don, Ken and Gloria for keeping me on task and in the limelight. Cheers!

    March 9, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people, location and delivery (of the message, that is.)

    March 9, 2010

  • Steve L.

    Face to face meetups like this one demonstrate the power and value of social media like Twitter in building real relationships.

    March 9, 2010

  • Everett R.

    Excellent meetup - everyone was really friendly. 3 people spoke and were passionate about the subject and easy to connect with. A well done event!

    March 8, 2010

  • Chris P.

    the last one was great. sorry to miss this one!

    March 7, 2010

  • Bechara J.

    Will you be collecting books for children this time around?

    March 6, 2010

  • Steve L.

    Just realizing how optimistic it might be to get people to Manayunk at 5pm the height of Philly's outbound rush. Will try to get there by 7. Save some beer for me!

    March 6, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait to see and meet all of you and see old friends again!

    March 4, 2010

  • Gloria B.

    Hi All,

    You asked for it & we are bringing it to you! Information on the next 140Conf Philly Meetup is here! We will be gathering at the Manayunk Brewery to continue our conversation on the State of Now. Join the organizing team and our new exciting speakers as we further explore how digital communication is changing our world. Be sure to RSVP before the list is full. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

    The Philly Organizing Team - Gloria, Don, James & Jonny

    February 27, 2010

  • Steve C.

    I'm looking forward to it!

    February 23, 2010

  • Marilyn

    Wouldn't miss it for the world... & bringing more @BagelSpice, too!

    February 22, 2010

  • Rodney J.

    Sorry to miss the last event, but optimistic about making this one.

    February 22, 2010

  • Neal W.

    Had a great time during the last event. Looking forward to this one.

    February 22, 2010

  • Mike L.

    Ready to do it again! Really enjoyed the first.

    February 22, 2010

  • Ken G.

    The last one in Philly was incredible! Can't wait for this one!

    February 22, 2010

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