The Parnassus Group is putting on a Twitter conference in Mountain View, California on May 27 & 28, 2009. The conference, dubbed “140: The Twitter Conference,” is described on the homepage (in 140 characters, of course) as:
140 is the place where developers, business people, and enthusiasts converge to find innovative ways to tap into the Real-Time Web.
According to the Parnassus website, topics at the conference will include:
- Utilizing Twitter data for brand monitoring
- Creating compelling Web services with Twitter APIs
- Best practices: How smart organizations are utilizing Twitter
- Attracting and keeping followers.
Tickets are $249 until May 15 or until they’re gone. After that they go up to $395.
In addition to covering all things Twitter, the conference will focus on understanding the business value of Twitter. I’m looking forward to this as an amazing opportunity to meet and learn from other people using Twitter as a business tool.
There are dozens of speakers at the conference that make this an incredible Twitter event. Some of the speakers will be:
Alex Payne, API Lead- Twitter: He’s been with Twitter since early 2007 so he has been a huge part of the scaling and development. He is primarily involved with web development and computer security.
Jeremiah Owyang, Senior Analyst- Forrester Research: Forrester Research on Twitter? How can you go wrong. He’s an expert on social computing, social media, social media measurement, Web marketing, and interactive marketing.
Warren Sukernek, Director of Content Marketing- Radian6: Radian6 is a leading social media monitoring service and Warren does their digital marketing strategies. I can only imagine what kind of insight and experience he will have to offer.
Morgan Johnston, Manager of Corporate Communications- JetBlue: JetBlue has done amazing things with Twitter and social media in general. Great person to have on the Twitter speaker line-up.
Brian Solis, Principal- FutureWorks: Brian runs the FutureWorks PR and New Media agency and considered one of the thought leaders and early adopters of Web 2.0 strategy for PR.