Tomorrow, our public relations and social media maven David Parmet is participating the Hudson Valley 140 Character conference (#140ConfHV) in Kingston, NY.
Jeff Pulver launched the first #140 Character Conference in 2009. Since then numerous #140Confs have been held around the world, exploring the effects of the real-time Internet on individuals, business and society. Kingston might seem a bit out of the way but in many ways it fits in perfectly with the themes of the #140Conf.
Kingston sits on the Hudson River, a region rich with history but still very much relevent today. First settled by the Dutch in the 17th Century, the Hudson Valley played a central role in the War of Independence, the rise commerce and trade in the 18th and 19th century and in the growth of IBM and other high-tech companies in the 20th. The Hudson Valley has been a part of our history for nearly four centuries.
The conference will be exploring social media and its impact on life and on business outside of the major cities and in the small towns and communities like Kingston and the surrounding towns up and down the Hudson. Speakers range from the owner of a vintage boutique in Saugerties to the editor of an online newsite in Roscoe, along with SEO and social media experts, entrepreneurs and technologists.
David will be talking about how NASA is using Twitter and other social media channels to communicate with space enthusiasts as well as ordinary folks who might not be aware of all that the agency is doing. This is a topic close to David’s heart – he’s participated in NASA sponsored Tweetups and he’s a life-long follower of all things space and space exploration. This is also somewhat of a homecoming for David who’s lived most of his adult life within a few miles of the Hudson River including attending graduate school in Albany.
You can find out more about the #140Conf Hudson Valley on their website. If you are interested in attending, contact us for a discount code. You can follow the conference on Twitter by following the #140ConfHV hashtag; David will be tweeting the conference all day from the @nurenu account.