Press Release

If you have never been to a 140 Conference, get prepared for a fast-moving, exciting and, yes, emotional day of learning and connecting.

For a $100 registration fee, you will get breakfast, lunch, coffee and snack and a BBQ dinner as well as lots of time to connect. Register now at

This will be the largest Long Island gathering of people interested in the power of the real-time Internet on both business and on “we” the people.

On May 26, the first 140 Conference Long Island will feature nearly 50 characters telling you their stories about how the “state of now” – the rise of services like Twitter and Facebook and other social media — are affecting their lives and their work.

The conference is a local effort that is an offshoot of the global 140 Conferences organized by digital entrepreneur and social media genius Jeff Pulver, a Long Island native.

Each speaker will have 5 minutes  in the law school auditorium of the beautiful Touro Law Center at Central Islip. You will hear stories about real-time marketing, branding, and so much more about communicating in the emerging environment that changes just about everything. You will learn things that will help you in your business and your life but, most of all, you will make deep connections with the speakers and with your fellow conference-goers that will last long beyond this day.

The 140 Characters Conference Long Island is produced by volunteers with proceeds benefiting a local charity.

The day will start with coffee and bagels and the speaking will begin at 9 sharp. The toughest job in the house will be the clock master, who will be signaling the speakers about their allotted time. Be assured the talks will be focused, on target and there is NO POWER POINT, although speakers can bring any props.

Trey Pennington, a father of six and a social-media master from Greenville, S.C., is flying in to give the keynote. Trey has over 100,000 followers on Twitter and is regarded as one of the most influential Facebook profiles in the world.

And, for the first time, Long Island’s top digital new-media leadership — David Kirshner of News 12 Long Island, David Reich Hale of Patch and Carl Corry of Newsday – will give the luncheon presentation.

The morning session will also include Long Island’s Lee Bogner, Sueanne Shirzay, and Beth Granger joining Paul Biedermann to tell you about the #usguys community on Twitter.  Morning speakers include Melissa Gonzalez, a former Wall Streeter and a driving force behind the pop-up phenomenon sweeping the country. Other panels will include a panel on health in the afternoon, the latino #latism community, and the incomparable Microinterns under George Haines will make an appearance.

The list of speakers is broad and guaranteed to give you so much to think about.

At the end of the day, we will have a barbecue feast followed by baseball as we trek to the nearby Long Island Ducks for their home game.

For more information, contact Prof. Jonathan Ezor of Touro Law School; Mo Krochmal; Andrea Cannavina of Legal Typist; or Jeff Namnum of Social School LI/Socialisle LLC

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