140 Characters Conference – Free Ticket Giveaway!

On Monday, April 23 the 140 Characters Conference (#140confdm) will take place at The Stoner Theater in Des Moines. The Conference aims to provide a unique mix of presenters who will share their stories on how the internet and social media are shaping their thoughts, lives and even businesses.

Per the Des Moines 140 Characters Conference website, “The #140conf events – originally conceived and curated by Jeff Pulver – provide a platform for the worldwide Twitter community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time internet on business.”

The Conference will kick off registration at 8:00 a.m. followed by a full day of unique speakers with topics ranging from “social media in the food industry” to “saving the planet with social media.” (See the full schedule here.)

Last year I attended the 140 Characters Conference and it’s a great way to network and learn more about how the internet and social platforms are changing the world we live in – from a number of different perspectives. My favorite part about the Conference is that the individual speakers are allotted 10 minutes – and only 10 minutes – to present. The presentations are informative – but if a certain topic is not of particular interest to you, a new speaker will take the stage in just a few short minutes. The format keeps things fresh and fast-paced!

This year, I’m part of the “Cast of Characters” as I’m speaking on “Pinterest for Brands – Learn why your brand should be on Pinterest now – even if you don’t sell yarn.” If you attend the conference, make sure you find me and say “hey!”

Click here to purchase a ticket or win a free ticket to the event! (See below.) Insider tip: If you’re purchasing a ticket to the event, use the code ‘verizon’ when checking out and save $30 on the ticket price!

How to Win a Free Ticket to the #140Conf
Comment below, write on The Dish’s Facebook page or send a tweet to @TheDishonDM explaining why you’d like to attend the Conference by 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19 and you could win a free ticket to the Conference thanks to Verizon Wireless! One lucky winner will be randomly selected at noon on Thursday, April 19 and the winner will be announced on The Dish on Des Moines’ Facebook page and Twitter account.

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  1. Kristin

    Why have I not heard about this until now? Sounds like such a great event! And, a tremendous learning and networking opportunity with dozens of community leaders. Would enjoy hearing the variety of expertise and experiences from the diverse panel of speakers!

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      Emily Beckmann

      I’m glad you found out! I think you’d really enjoy the Conference. Your name is now entered into the contest! 🙂 Best of luck.

  2. JES

    I was in the cast of characters at the conference, too . . . sorry we didn’t overlap that day, but great to meet you this afternoon, and I look forward to reading Dish On regularly!

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      Emily Beckmann

      Yes, I saw you speak and that’s why I had to check out your blog as well! It was great meeting you last week and I’m excited to work with you through Salisbury House. Thanks for reading!

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