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Exploring the Phenomenon of the State of NOW #140 Conferences and Meetups

As busy professionals we seem to be bombarded with invitations to networking parties, tweetups, events, and workshops, We don’t even have enough time to attend the ones we’re aware of, not to mentions the ones that are off of our radar. When we leave our homes and loved ones, we hope that the experience we’re travelling to will be worthy of our sacrifice. Jeff  knows from personal experience that events have to be quantitatively valuable in terms of  ROI as well as qualitatively meaningful.

A large part of Jeff’s ongoing success  that is the 140 format inspires real relationships to form and build. The #140 events create new communities of friends and colleagues that persist long after the actual event has ended. This 140conference bonding ain’t your daddy’s social networking. The #140conf format is Jeff Pulver’s life’s work, he designed 140confs’ innovative format to be the antithesis of the stereotypical professional conference.

Jeff sacrifices much of his time travelling from one  high-tech conference to another. At some point Jeff decided he could do it better. He was right, he did figure out a way to create, produce, organize and present conferences that don’t suck. When you attend any of Jeff’s  140 conferences bring extra socks, Kleenexes and maybe a hat because  it will  knock your socks off,  blow your mind, and open your heart.

Meanwhile Jeff Pulver spends his  life in a perpetual state of travel-traversing the globe creating more events! Jeff just added Seattle to his list of destinations. He is flying to Seattle to create a 140 conference community.  Jeff will spend December 14th at Los Angeles’ 140 conference meetup. Los Angeles has a very strong and vibrant 140 community that has a great deal of momentum, having just hosted the 140 conference  The State of Now two- day conference on October 27th  & 28th.

It’s my opinion that Jeff has perfected the art of professional conferences. 140 conferences make a difference, make us different, and in our lives and in the world Jeff ’s genius and format are the only constants, all of the other ingredients vary from location to location. Jeff intuitively combines the variables of each local community with the greater,  global social media community. Every decision Jeff makes, from determining the primary and secondary venue locations, to designing a marketing plan that will attract the perfect mix of conference participants, matters.

140 conference sponsors and corporate partners create synergistic on site partnerships with  local communities to new and possibly game-changing partnerships with innovative and diverse community to a  corporate partners to selecting and scheduling an alchemically perfect mix of presenters to entertain, educate and inspire , schedules, and attendees of the 140 conferences experience  the same creates the same amazing results  amazing work by and with amazing people.

Working with passionate people who are changing the world doesn’t even feel like work; it feels like you’ve finding a higher calling. Everyone who has attended one of Jeff Pulver’s  140conf leaves it feeling incredibly lucky to have been a part of it, and grateful for the vision of the  sponsors who make it all possible.

We return home from the  140conf reinvigorated and fired-up with our memories of the most important and meaningful experience of our professional l lives tucked in our hearts to warm us  in our won lives. We realize shortly after returning home that the experience has enriched our lives and we become determined to recreate and share the peak  experience of our careers with our communities. The new city meetups address the longing we have to recreate the shining moments that are the Camelot-type convergence of Twitter and 140 conference–the State of NOW. We will carry these Camelot moments of NOW in our hearts as we return home, savoring being a part of a something extraordinary.

You can also “come to a lot” of 140 conferences– whether in London, New York, or Tel Aviv– certain that we’ll experience something magically trans formative, serendipitous, synchronistic, and synergistic. When we gather at 140 conferences our minds, hearts and humanity expand as we empower and inspire one another.

When we leave our homes and loved ones, we hope that the experience we’re travelling to will be worthy of our sacrifice. Jeff  knows from personal experience that to has to be quantitatively valuable in terms of  ROI as well as qualitatively meaningful in terms interpersonal relationship building. 140 conf ain’t your daddy’s social networking.

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