The Cool Twitter Conferences World Tour Circa 2009 - 2010


 

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Series of one-day Twitter conferences to begin in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 11, 2009.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 27, 2009 -- Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company announces "The Cool Twitter Conferences World Tour" with the first of several global one-day events kicking off Thursday, June 11, 2009, 10:00am - 5:00pm at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009 (intersection of 14th & V Streets). The Cool Twitter Conference provides an environment for developers, people in business, and enthusiasts from multiple disciplines, who seek to understand and maximize the power of Twitter, the chance to contribute to the discussion and tap into this real-time use of the web. This forum is ideal for advertising and marketing professionals, business owners looking to increase visibility and improve customer experience, and anyone looking to polish their brand or to become more informed on the subject.

For the uninitiated, Twitter is the free real-time web service that allows millions of users to send frequent, short updates - up to 140 characters - to "followers."

The June 11th event is the first known Twitter Conference on the East Coast and the first in the US aimed at both business and consumer communities. In addition to the conference, there will be a "Twitter Beginner Boot Camp" in session from 8:00am - 9:30am, aimed at educating and helping participants to become more familiar with the basics of Twitter and its potential applications. A "Twitter Intermediate Boot Camp" examining very specific applications and tools available for use with Twitter closes the day at 5:30pm.

Organizers are calling for speakers for this and upcoming conferences, encouraging submission of abstracts from individuals interested in presenting on Twitter. All topics are welcome, including for-profit and non-profit ideas, government, culturally impacting and social media applications and development APIs.

The Cool Twitter Conferences Tour Cities/Dates:
1. San Diego - Friday, July 10th, 2009
2. Seattle - Monday, July 27th, 2009
3. Los Angeles - Friday, July 31st, 2009
4. Chicago - Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
5. Atlanta - Wednesday, August 19th, 2009
6. New York - Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
7. San Francisco - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
8. Boston - Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
9. Dallas - Thursday, September 17th, 2009
10. Vancouver - Thursday, September 24th, 2009
11. London - Thursday, October 8, 2009
12. Stockholm - Monday, October 19, 2009
13. Sydney - Tuesday, November 3, 2009
14. Hong Kong - Thursday, November 12, 2009
15. Buenos Aires - Monday, January 18, 2010
16. Cape Town - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A current list of speakers and more details about the conference can be found online at the Cool Twitter Conference site: Cool Twitter Conferences

About The Cool Blue Company:;
Established in 2000 by CMGI alums, Robert Fine and Kent Fowler, The Cool Blue Company, became an outlet for the two to explore new discoveries in telecommunications technology with the Cool WAP Site of the Day, a daily digest of all that was new and promising in WAP technology. To learn more about The Cool Blue Company visit The Cool Blue Company

About Robert Fine
Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cool Blue Company, Robert has over 15 years experience as a systems and sales engineer with various companies including CMGI, Hughes Network Systems, and most recently as Senior Director of IT for Global Strategy & Development at Conservation International (CI). He is currently pursuing his PhD at George Mason University where he is researching links between investments in information technology and achieving conservation outcomes.

About Kent Fowler                                 
Co-founder and Business Development executive of The Cool Blue Company, Kent has almost two decades experience forging partnerships in the telecommunications and technology industries in Sales and Business Development at CMGI, VeriSign, MCI and GTE Mobilnet (now Verizon) and Cellular One (now AT&T). He began investing in Real Estate in the metropolitan DC area in 1994; as an outgrowth of his success as an investor, Kent followed his passion and obtained his Real Estate license. He is an Associate with Senate Realty Corporation, in Washington, DC.

 

06/06/2009

    '09 Fall Tour

  • Minneapolis, December 3rd, 2009
  • Dubai, UAE - November 18th, 2009
  • Philadelphia - November 10th, 2009
  • Orange County - November 5th, 2009
  • Anchorage - October 28th, 2009
  • Vancouver - October 23rd, 2009
  • Brooklyn - October 20th, 2009
  • Atlanta - October 14th, 2009
  • San Francisco - September 24th, 2009
  • Boston - September 10th, 2009

    '09 Summer Tour

  • New York City - August 27th, 2009
  • Toronto - August 11th, 2009
  • Cleveland - August 7th, 2009
  • Chicago - August 5th, 2009
  • Los Angeles - July 31st, 2009
  • Seattle - July 27th, 2009
  • San Diego - July 15th, 2009
  • Washington, DC - June 11th, 2009

 

Announcing The Start of the Cool Twitter Conferences World Tour!

Updated: June 6th, 2009


THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: 5 DAYS

Hello, And Welcome to the Cool Twitter Conferences Website!

FIRST CONFERENCE: WASHINGTON, DC, THURSDAY, JUNE 11TH, 2009, 10:00AM - 4:30PM

 

We are pleased to announce that we are holding our first one-day conference here in our hometown of Washington, DC, on Thursday, June 11th.

We have just finalized our venue for the inaugural conference here in Washington, DC. We will be holding it at the Busboys & Poets venue in the heart of the U street corridor at 14th and V in Washington, DC.

Speakers:

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Brian Dresher
Acquisition Marketing Manager
USA TODAY
"How USA TODAY is Leveraging Twitter to Extend its Reader Community"

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Alex Wellen
Deputy Political Director, CNNPolitics.com
Senior Producer, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
CNN

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Chris Cillizza
Writer of "The Fix"
The Washington Post

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Tim J. Griswold
Executive Director & Founder
Foundation For Caregivers
"In Pursuit of the Holy Grail"

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Anne Zieger
Editor in chief
Healthcare Group
FierceMarkets

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Raj Malik
Sr. Director, Legal & Business Affairs
Network Solutions
“Getting the Legal Department and Management in Your Company to Embrace Social Media - Steps to Get Started While Avoiding Unnecessary Risks”

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Shashi Bellamkonda
Social Media Swami
Network Solutions
“Getting the Legal Department and Management in Your Company to Embrace Social Media - Steps to Get Started While Avoiding Unnecessary Risks”

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Nicole Young
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Busboys & Poets Restaurant
"Sweet Tweets"

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Rory S. Cooper
Director of Strategic Communications
The Heritage Foundation
"How the Heritage Foundation and the Conservative Movement Harnesses Social Media"

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Jennifer Kaplan
Partner
Greenhance
"Creating A Green Platform Through Twitter"

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Gayle Weiswasser
Vice President
TMG Strategies
"Twitter's Role in Crisis Communications: Planning in Advance and Effective Use"

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Lynn Anne Miller
Marketing Maven
Miller Strategic Marketing LLC
"The Green Gold Rush on Twitter"

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Jessica Lee
Senior Employment Manager
APCO Worldwide
Editor
Fistful of Talent
"Twitter to Hire (or How to get yourself a job.)"

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Patrick Ruffini
Online Political Strategist
Ruffini Strategies, LLC

 

*** Our Program Agenda Is Currently Full ***

 

We are no longer accepting abstracts for the Washington, DC event. We thank very much all those have submitted abstracts, and apologize that we could not accommodate everyone. We will be keeping all submitted proposals on hand and may be contacting you for a future event. Thank you.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This conference is aimed at providing an informational exchange opportunity for all those trying to understand and maximize the opportunities surrounding the technology and the phenomenon that is Twitter.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Early-Bird Registration through June 8th, 2009: $195.00 USD

Registration from June 9th through June 10th, 2009: $295.00 USD

On-Site Registration - June 11th, 2009: $395.00 USD

Twitter Beginner Boot-Camp: $95.00 USD

Voluntary Carbon Offset: $5.00 USD*

The Twitter Beginner Boot Camp will take place from 8:00am-9:30am before the start of the conference. It will be aimed at educating and bringing individuals up to speed on the basics of Twitter and potential applications.

 

Conferences



 

Anchorage - Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

FOURTEENTH CONFERENCE: ANCHORAGE - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2009, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

We are very happy to announce that we will be holding our fourteenth one-day conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday, October 28th.

This event will be taking place at the The Snow Goose Restaurant located at 717 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK, 99501.

Read the 8/27/09 Press Release Below About Our Upcoming December Government 2.5 Conference

Retweet This: 'Cool Blue Company Announces Special 2-Day Conference: Government 2.5: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services and Engage The Public'

Special 2-Day Conference To Be Held In Washington, DC, on Monday and Tuesday, December 14th & 15th, 2009 at The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill located at 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 200

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2009

Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company LLC in association with Cat-Strat Productions, announces "Government 2.5: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services and Engage The Public"

The Government 2.5 conference aims to bring various participants and stakeholders within all aspects of government at the local, state and federal levels together to learn how best to apply social media toward improving government services and allowing the public to participant in policy debate and the spending of tax dollars.

An Introductory Social Media Class will be offered each morning to educate and inform participants that are new to the technology.

Government 2.5 keynote presenter and Public Communications Manager for the Orange County (Calif.) Transportation Authority, Ted Nguyen, said "…in a new era of elevated public transparency and accountability with much more scrutiny of how tax dollars are invested, social media is a winning solution to maximize awareness and involvement among key constituencies and the general public. Twitter isn't just for the star-struck to keep up with celebrities. Its explosive growth is revolutionizing how government, public agencies and advocacy groups are using the micro-blogging tool. The conference will offer proven strategies and real-world examples to cultivate citizen involvement, mobilize supporters and protect or enhance an organization's reputation."

Michael Gesing , Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Citizens League said "…I was very pleased with the very practical information I received at the Cool Twitter Conference here in Cleveland. Social Media usage is rising exponentially and the solid, experienced advice was valuable to our own plans here at the NEOhio Citizens League. That's why we'll be attending the Government 2.5 conference in Washington DC this December. Government usage of social media and web 2.0 technologies are at the core of our mission."

The Conference includes two evening Town Hall meetings presented and produced by Cat-Strat | productions. One directly related to Social Media's impact on Government, Politics and The Election Process, the other focused on how Social Media is impacting public debate in the context of key policy discussions such as health care reform. How is (and how will) Social Media fundamentally shift the way we communicate, decide and implement government policy and programs? Attend the conference and find out. The Town Halls will be highly spirited, interactive and wrapped in a social context. Input and ideas will be documented and channeled to policy makers and public officials after the conference.

Organizers are calling for speakers for the Government 2.5 conference through the submission of abstracts from individuals interested in presenting on social media and its impact on government and the public. All topics are welcome, including for-profit and non-profit ideas, government, culturally impacting social media applications and development APIs.

A current list of speakers and more details about the conference can be found online at the Government 2.5 website (http://www.government25.com)

About The Cool Blue Company LLC

Robert Fine (@bobfine) founded the Cool Blue Company LLC (http://coolbluecompany.com). Robert has over 15 years experience as a systems and sales engineer with various companies including CMGI, Hughes Network Systems, and most recently as Senior Director of IT for Global Strategy & Development at Conservation International (CI). He is currently pursuing his PhD at George Mason University where he is researching links between investments in information technology and achieving conservation outcomes.

About Cat-Strat Productions

Cat-Strat (CatalystStrategies LLC) founded by Craig James & Sue James has three operating units; 1) Cat-Strat | productions - which develops, produces & delivers facilitated conferences, forums, roundtables & dialogs. The sessions typically incorporate civic, leadership & entrepreneurial topics and are often referred to as "Cat-Strat | convos" 2) Cat-Strat | MEDIA features on-line content & interviews with inspiring leaders & entrepreneurs via the "Story-Cast.com" brand. 3) Cat-Strat | consult is a strategic consultancy providing strategic planning, retreat-facilitation, leadership-development and sales/business-development training & services. Inquire at http://www.story-cast.com

 



Dubai, UAE - Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

SEVENTEENTH CONFERENCE: DUBAI - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2009, 10:00AM - 5:00PM

In association with >Total IT Solutions of Dubai, we are very happy to announce that we will be holding our first international event outside of North America, as well as our seventeenth one-day conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, November 18th.

This event will be taking place at the Media Rotana Hotel, Barsha - Dubai located at Al Barsha South, Dubai, UAE.

SPONSORS:

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

We have intentionally designed this conference and looked for speakers that cut across different business sectors and industries in order to expose everyone involved (speakers and attendees alike) to new and different ideas. It’s our philosophy that someone working at a Fortune 500 company has as much to learn from a small Mom & Pop business about the application of social media, as well as the other way around. If you are open-minded and willing to go outside your comfort zone, then this conference is for you. If you’re not open-minded, well, we’d still like to have you attend and see if we can change that.

Confirmed Speakers:

Keynote
Scaled Image 2 Reg Athwal, IFFPS, FPSA
Co-Founder and Chairman
RAW Group LLC &OneTVO
"Unleash Your Twitter DNA – 3 Steps for Generating Success from Your ROTI (Return-on-Time-Invested) on Twitter"
 

  Dean Hunt
CEO
Buzz Marketing
"How-To Find and Create Unlimited Opportunities Using Twitter"

Magnus Nystedt
Managing Editor
Shufflegazine - Apple Lifestyle Magazine
"Use Twitter To Act Larger Than You Actually Are: Practical Tips For Small Companies To Take Advantage of the Latest in Social Networking"
 

Scaled Image  Miss Shiraz Mohammed Karar
Web Designer & Developer/ Entrepreneur
Shiraz Creations Web Design & Development
"Keeping It Short With An Impact : How 140 Characters Changed Our Communications"

 

Scaled Image 2 Noaf Ereiqat
Business Development Consultant
THECONTENT|FACTORY
"The Tweet-Mix – How To Fit Twitter Into Your Marketing Strategy

 

Scaled Image Samer Costantini
Global PR Operations Manager
Cisco
"Maintaining A High Threshold. What NOT To Do When You Represent Your Company On Twitter."

 

Scaled Image 1 Kellie Whitehead
Freelance Marketer, Copywriter & PR
Protecting Brand You
"How To Tweet Safely and Effectively Without Selling Your Soul - Or Losing Your Job!"

 

Scaled Image Heba AlSamt
Application Developer
Dubai Holding - GroupIT

 

Scaled Image 1 James Piecowye
Professor
Zayed University's College of Communication and Media Sciences
"How to Use Twitter to Invigorate The Learning Process Be It in The Classroom, in the Office or on a Sand Dune"

 

Scaled Image Masarat Daud
Founder
8-Day Academy
"Changing the World in 8 Days and 140 Characters"

 

Scaled Image Lashley Pulsipher
PR Professional & Blogger
Lulu's List
"The Art of Conversation"
 

 

Scaled Image 1 Marwan Parham Al Awadhi aka 'DJ BLISS' from Real Flava
DJ
DJ Bliss

 

Scaled Image Alan Firmin
Creative Director
Team Y&R; Abu Dhabi

 

Scaled Image 1 Mohamed & Peyman Parham Al Awadhi
Co-Founders & Managing Partners
Wild Peeta
"Entrepreneurial Ambition Meets Social Media"

 

Scaled Image 2 Yousef Tuqan Tuqan
CEO
Flip Media
"Making Friends Out of Strangers"

 

Scaled Image Narain Jashanmal
General Manager
Jashanmal Books & Magazines
"The Impact of Using Online Marketing Tools Google Adwords and Adsense Content Network in Conjunction with Social Media such as Twitter and Facebook to Promote Offline Businesses"

 

Scaled Image 2 Ashraf Ghori
CEO
Xpanse CGI
"A year of Xero - How not to do a CG film"

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Lunch is included with all registrations

Early-Bird Registration through November 14th, 2009: $145.00 USD (AED 535)

Student Discount Registration through November 18th, 2009: $95.00 USD (AED 350)

Registration from November 15th through November 17th, 2009: $195.00 USD (AED 715)

On-Site Registration - November 18th, 2009: $295.00 USD (AED 1080)

Twitter Beginner Boot-Camp: $59.00 USD (AED 215)

Voluntary Carbon Offset: $5.00 USD* (AED 20)

The Twitter Beginner Boot Camp will take place from 8:00am-9:30am before the start of the conference. It will be aimed at educating and bringing individuals up to speed on the basics of Twitter and potential applications.

 

 

 

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