Posted August 31, 2009 7:21 am by with 4 comments

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Twitter iconAs part of the Internet marketing industry have you done the conference circuit? Have you been to SES, SMX (put cardinal direction here), Adtech, PubCon etc, etc? On a yearly basis how many of these trips can you justify or get away with? Well, with shrinking budgets everywhere now you have to add the new spate of Twitter conferences to your hit list of things you absolutely have to do to get out of the office learn more about the industry.

TechCrunch tells us of the growing list of conferences that are starting to sprout up as a result of the use of (or confusion around the use of) Twitter for business purposes.

It looks like the trend of Twitter conferences is growing, with more events popping up around the country. As we’ve said in the past and will continue to say, there are tremendous opportunities for businesses, brands, non-profits and individuals to use Twitter as a tool for customer support, fund raising, brand management, advertising, job search and much more.

I have not attended one but I can imagine they must be pretty quiet because everyone is likely to be talking to everyone but those right in front of them. I gotta tell ya that when someone tweets that they are talking to someone I wonder if they are even listening to them or concentrating on their 140 characters of brilliance they are allowing the rest of their audience to ingest.

Of course, if you attended the 140 Character Conference in New York in June the venue itself (which was literally underground) forced Twitterheads to actually listen to others since there was practically no connectivity for the attendees.

Twitter is so fascinating in that it appears that so many folks are finding ways to monetize the service without the service monetizing itself. At least with Google (which face it, is why most of these conferences exist in the first place) makes money and knows that these conferences will only help it make more.

So if you are tired of the usual shows and you need more opportunities to ‘network’ then think about these:

So don’t miss your chance to blow off work get out and learn more about Twitter and the future of communications. Hotel bars in the areas of these meetings can’t wait to serve you!

  • Hey think you missed Media140 of the list of global twitter conferences and events!

    We kicked off in May of this year in London looking at the UK Journalism and Broadcast industry with a sellout venue of 270 people – and at £45 ($90) it was undoubtedly the best value Twitter event!

    We have just recently launched
    – Media140 London – 26th October focusing on brands and advertising
    – Media140 Sydney – 5th & 6th – looking at journalism partnered with ABC (inc international speakers)
    – Media140 Bangalore – End of November – venturing into the Indian subcontinent

    With a host of other cities slated for the next 140 days (http:/ – we have a raft of compelling events that you shouldn’t miss!

    Media140 team

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