#140 Conference to Take Place at Hamilton

The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, host of the April 19th social media conference #140cuse, has partnered with Hamilton College's Digital Humanities Initiative to bring a preview of the #140 conference to the Kirner-Johnson Red Pit on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m.

#140cuse is the first #140 conference to be hosted at an academic institution. #140 conferences, started by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Pulver, provide a platform for the worldwide social media community to: listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business and society.

To generate interest in the Syracuse #140 conference, and to expand the reach of the conference to other upstate higher education institutions, Pulver and the Syracuse conference organizers are holding two smaller regional conferences this week, one at Hamilton and one at Rochester Institute of Technology.

These smaller conferences will provide a glimpse of what a #140 conference looks like, and will allow participants from Hamilton and RIT to take the stage and share their social media stories.

Hamilton participants include Associate Professor, chair of Africana studies and DHI co-director Angel Nieves; Eric Kuhn '09, a social media agent with United Talent in Hollywood; Coby Berman '12, a tech enthusiast who has worked at social media companies that include Foursquare, Devotee and Seatgee; Lemon Wilder, community manager at autostraddle.com; and Ted Fondak, instructional technologist in Hamilton's IT department.

More information and a full list of speakers are available here.

A networking reception will follow.

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