Today, Sept 20, 2011, around 140 people from small towns in 18 states and 3 countries will gather in Hutchinson, Kansas, to share ideas, and another 3,000 or so will tune in via live stream online.
|2010 140 Conference Small Town, |
Jeff Pulver and Becky McCray.
Photo by Jerry Hirsch
It’s the 140 Characters Conference, the first and only high-tech conference to recognize the value of people in small towns and then locate the conference in a small town to share with them. People will share how they use tools like Twitter, Facebook, and much more, to change lives in education, business, nonprofits, volunteering, arts, agriculture and tourism.
If you weren’t able to make the trip in person, you can still join in online. The conference will be live streamed. I’m expecting it to be on the 140 Conference Events Ustream channel. As a back up, (and we always have a backup), check in on the 140 Conference homepage, and we’ll have a link there. To keep up with the speakers, check the schedule, but know we are likely to run behind.
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Becky started Small Biz Survival in 2006 to share rural business and community building stories and ideas with other small town business people. She and her husband have a small cattle ranch and are lifelong entrepreneurs. Becky is an international speaker on small business and rural topics.