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@140tc: Twitter Conference LA Starts Tomorrow

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Twitter Conference LA

Twitter Conference LA
Who knew that simple messages of 140 characters long could change the way the world communicates? Maybe Biz Stone did. Find out tomorrow as the Twitter co-founder gives the opening keynote speech at the first Twitter Conference at the Skirball Center.

He’s just one of the big-name presenters and panelists on the two-day conference agenda to talk all things Twitter. On the program are panels focusing on music, comedy, celebrity and brand-building sessions. Besides @Biz, speakers include Tony Hawk, Dr. Drew, Greg Grunberg, Tucker Max, Robert Scoble, Alex Payne and Ryan Sarver of Twitter, and Mike Prasad of Kogi BBQ. There are too many other speakers and attendees to mention, so just check out the conference website for all the deets.Most of those people are speaking on the main track for general Twitter users and businesses who want to optimize their online presence. But what we’re looking forward to the most is the Developer Track’s Launchpad session where seven developers have five minutes each to wow the audience with their new apps. The “winning” application chosen by a panel of judges will be able to demo their app to the main room during Day 2 of the conference.

As of this weekend, the conference was pretty close to selling out, with more than 400 people expected to attend. There may be a few slots left as of this morning. But if you don't have the $429 for registration, then follow @140tc or @christineziemba for the LAist-centric take. The event hashtag #140tc.

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