Here’s an update on upcoming events and opportunities for you to connect and engage with other members of our #140Conf global community.
#140Conf NYC Update:
June 15th and 16th will be two great days at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Our speakers are joining us from across North America, Europe, South America and Asia. If you are planning on attending #140conf NYC and joining the worldwide #140conf community gathering, now would be a great time to REGISTER for only US$100. I am not aware of any two day event, anywhere in the world which provides access to such a diverse community of people at a price which I hope is affordable to almost everyone who wants to attend. (Our “Early Bird” discount ends on April 29th.)
For more information please visit: http://nyc.140conf.com
What do the president of Gilt Groupe, Jeff Pulver, Miss Universe, Urban Outfitters and Google Boutiques have in common?
They are just a few of the speakers at the #fashion140 Conference (May 4th, NYC) where the #140conf organization puts the focus on how the real time web and social media are reshaping the fashion industry, now!.
Why fashion? With over $26 Billion spent yearly on eCommerce in the US alone, clothing has the largest sales value of all eCommerce categories. This value, however, still makes only 7% of the total 370B$ spent overall on clothing (compared to 50% in the computer industry, the 2nd largest category)?
As an active member of the social media world, do you know how you can realize the untapped potential? Retail is shifting in front of our eyes to new types of e-commerce enabling customers to shop via mobile phone, tablets and Facebook; customer engagement is now direct and more personal; the shopping experience is fast changing with new sites and mobile application allowing consumers to socialize, personalize the shopping experience and even use a virtual fitting room – These are just a few examples of how real time web is changing fashion and the topics we will be discussing at #fashion140.
Come be a part of the conversation. The list of speakers is still shaping up, but we are proud and honored to host the following guests, all leaders in their field: ??Individual 10 minutes slots (unless panel is indicated)
Customer Engagement Morin Oluwole, Brand Development, PagesVIP/ Facebook Dimitri Siegel, Executive Director of Marketing / Urban Outfitters Johanna Blakely, Ph.D., Deputy Director / The Norman Lear Center, USC Tom Guarriello, Ph.D., Founder / True Talk, Inc.
The Changing Face of Retail Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Founder & President / Gilt Group?Google Boutiques (Speaker TBD) Greg Bettinelli, Senior Vice President, Marketing / Hautelook.com John Carles, VP of eCommerce / Time Inc. / StyleFind.com Daria Shualy, Founder / SenseofFashion.com Social Shopping Panel with Carla Holtze, Co-founder of Wingtipit, Marissa Evans, Founder of GoTryItOn.com, Hilary Peterson of Lyst, and Nicolas Metzke, Co-founder of Hypeed
Gaming / Virtual Worlds / Societies Panel, Moderated by Macala Wright Lee, Founder / FashionablyMarketing.Me with Basil Farano, Founder of Stylmee and Whrrl (speaker TBD)
Virtual Fitting Room Panel with Heikki Haldre, CEO of Fits.me, and Yoram Burg, CEO of Optitex USA, and Elena Silenok, founder of Clothia.com
Pop-up Shop Panel with Vanessa Di Palma Wright, founder of Farashastyle, Claudine DeSola, Founder of Caravan, Melissa Gonzalez, Founder of Lion’esque Media
Humanizing Brands Brandt Ridge, star of The Fabulous Beekman Boys Stacy Igel, Creator / Boy Meets Girl Carol Brodie, Founder / Carol Brodie & Co.
Bloggers / Trendsetting Lilly Berelovich, CEO / Fashion Snoops Yuli Ziv, Founder / Style Coalition
Blogger Panel moderated by Karen Robinovitz, Founder of Digital Brand Architects with Kelly Framel of The Glamourai, Jennine Jacob of The Coveted, Elizabeth Spiradakis of White Lightning, and Erica Domesek of P.S. – I made this
Celebrities and Social Media Miss Universe Panel with Miss USA (Rima Fakih) and Miss Teen USA (Kamie Crawford). Ximena Navarrete the reigning Miss Universe may join as well (yet to be confirmed)
Robert Verdi, Co-founder / First Comes Fashion Amanda Ruisi, CEO / AKPR
Growing up with Social Media Stephan Jacob, Co-founder/ Kembrel.com Tween panel
Real Time Fashion Reporting?Time Inc. Panel moderated by Kendra Bracken-Ferguson, Co-founder & Managing Director of Digital Brand Architects, Melissa Liebling-Goldberg, Style Director of PEOPLEStyleWatch.com, Rosie Amodio, editor at InStyle.com, Emil Wilbekin, Managing Editor of ESSENCE.com
Social ROI Panel moderated by: Leslie Hall, Co-founder of ICED Media with Robin Creen, Chief Marketing Officer of Kmart Apparel and Dan Coughlin, East Coast Sales Director of Twitter
Investment Panel moderated by Karen Griffith Gryga, CEO of Fashinvest with Charlie O’Donnell, First Round Capital
Menswear Andy Dunn, co-founder / Bonobos.com Menswear panel moderated by Tom Handley of Parsons School of Fashion. Participants will be published shortly.
Social Giving Back Devin Wardell of Aldea Artisans (Fair trade)
For updated list of talks see: http://fashion140.com/speakers-2
Twitter names and more details on the speakers are available at: http://fashion140.com/speakers
Register now at http://fashion140.com/register
#140edu Call for Speakers:
#140edu, exploring the “State of Education NOW” is taking place August 2nd and 3rd at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. We are actively looking for people who wish to share their voice at this event. For more information please visit: http://140edu.com. Deadline for speaking submissions is: April 15, 2011.
Reminder: Call for Speaker Deadlines – March 31st for these #140conf LOCAL events:
May 9 – #140conf Des Moines (Des Monies, IA)
May 19 – #140conf Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
May 24 – #140conf Central Sierra (Twain Harte, CA)
May 26 – #140conf Long Island (Central Islip, NY)
Next #140conf NYC Meetup – April 13th
Friends in NYC are invited to the next #140conf NYC Meetup taking place on April 13th. Our focus will be on the Real-time Web and Music. Guest speaker will be Steve Greenberg, founder of S-Curve Records and former president of Columbia Records.
For Sponsorship information, please reach out to me: email@example.com
More details and RSVP over at: http://www.meetup.com/140conf/events/16862796/