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The State of NOW (#140conf) Takes Over The State of Texas During #SXSW

Howdy from San Antonio… we’re all looking forward to seeing you at Lanai, 422 Congress Ave, Austin, TX on Friday.

At SXSW we know there are a lot of great events taking place at the same time and I appreciate your commitment to attend our State of NOW #140conf @ SXSW cocktail party on Friday. My hope is that you will leave our cocktail party having meet some of the people who will add to your overall SXSW 2012 experience. 

The lights will be up and the music low so you can get to know new and old 140 Conference friends, and meet some of the speakers for Monday afternoon’s mini 140Conf at SXSW. 
Special thanks to both textPlus and CardFlick for sponsoring this year’s cocktail party. You’ll also get a chance to preview some very and and cool music related technology that is being showcased at the SXSW tradeshow starting on Monday. 
With the amount of buzz associated with our cocktail party, please  make it a point toshow up early (as close to 7 PM as possible)  because we can’t otherwise guarantee that you’ll get in if you didn’t purchase a no wait in line VIP Ticket.  (
I hope you will also consider attending #140conf @ SXSW 2012 on Monday, March 12th at the Downtown Hilton in Salon FG. This “mini #140conf” is open to everyone registered for SXSW/Interactive. You can meet most of the speakers from the conference at the party on Friday. 

A preview of the conference is below. 
Hope to see you on Friday evening. 

Our Party sponsors:

textPlus is a leading provider of free texting and calling worldwide for Android and iOS phones and devices — but you’ll get an exclusive FIRST glimpse of textPlus for Windows Phone at The State of Now Party! While at the party, join the StateofNow community on textPlus for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including Nokia Lumia 800 phones. And be sure to stop by our table as we’ll have other fun goodies and sushi from one of Austin’s top restaurants, Roll on Sushi.

CardFlick lets you create and share beautiful digital business cards on the go. Now you can build custom cards with your Facebook and Instagram photos with CardFlick InstaCards. Come visit us at The State of Now Party, where wel’ll be handing out swag and showing off just how good digital cards can look. We will make sure you’re set for all your SXSW networking.


#140conf @ SXSW 2012 
Hilton Austin Downtown in Salon FG

(starts at 3:30 PM on Monday, March 12th)


Welcome to #140conf @ SXSW 2012

 Jeff Keni Pulver (@jeffpulver) – founder, #140conf


Discovering and Sharing Meaning

 Jeff Keni Pulver (@jeffpulver) – founder, #140conf


Future of Storytelling

 Andy Dixon (@andydixn) – Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller

 Geo Geller (@geogeller) – Photographer, Storyteller


The making of twittamentary

 Siok Siok Tan (@sioksiok) – Director & Producer, twittamentary


Contextual Revolution

 Melissa Pierce (@melissapierce) – Film maker, “Life in Perpetual Beta”


Taking on BIG Brands

 Alan Weinkrantz (@alanweinkrantz) – Tech PR / Social Media Advisor/ Content Strategist

 Nan Palmero (@nanpalmero) – Chief Inspiration Officer @SalesBy5


 Eytan Avigdor (@normal_ppl) – co-founder, twtrland


Music and the Real-time web

 Steve Greenberg (@steviegpro) – founder, CEO, S-Curve Records
 Daniel Koren – Music Artist

 Yoni Bloch (@yonibloch) – Music Artist & founder/CEO Interlude


Technology showcase:  (a look at early-stage digital media startups)

 Eldad Bercovici (@therealdutzi) – co-founder, VidIt

 Eyal Eldar (@phunkyd) – co-founder, InstruMagic

 Kobi Stok – co-founder, Jamstar

 Sagee Ben-Zedeff (@sageeb) – co-founder,

 Yair Bar-On (@yairba) – co-founder, Macadamia Apps

Hope to see you in New York City June 19-20 at State of NOW 2012


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