It is has been a long and sometimes difficult pregnancy, but I think the result is a beautiful baby. Please join me in celebrating the birth of my new book, Twitterville, how businesses can thrive in the new Global Neighborhoods.
tBASH, the Twitterville book launch party will be held from 4-8 pm, Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos CA. The first 300 copies of Twitterville will be on sale, ten days before it becomes available at most places that sell books.
tBASH will be attended by at least 25 of the people whose stories are told in the book.They are coming from all over the country. Among those who planning to attend are Richard Binhammer, Chris Brogan, Shel Holtz, Beth Kanter, Erica, O'Grady, Sam Lawrence , Lionel Menchaca, Jeremiah Owyang, KD Paine, Robert Scoble, Brian Solis as well as other prominent Twitterville folk.
But for me the cherry-on-the-cake is in the people who you may never have met or heard of, people who gave me great stories for the book, many of them traveling some distance to be part of tBASH.
They include: Sodexo's Arie Ball, who tweets to recruit executive talent; Aneta Hall who is a social media change agent for Pitney Bowes the postage meter company; Bill Ferris who played a driving role in the first live tweeted surgery; Janis Krums, who was on a ferry to New Jersey, when a plane landed near him on the Hudson River; Stacey Monk who used Tweetsgiving to raise funds for a Tanzanian school and continues to make Epic Change; Howard Lindzon and Soren Macbeth, co-founders of Stocktwits the Twitterville fast-growing investment community; Matthew Arevalo, a Mac-loving geek who helped raise funds from Hollywood stars for charity:water and a few others who are still trying to deal with budget and logistics to get out here for the party.
There are a lot of people in Twitterville, not just those whose stories I tell, but people who reached out to me via Twitter, pointing me to the stories that are at the heart of the book. Over the last few weeks I have been reaching out and inviting each of them to reserve an advanced space at TBASH before I open it to the public. But time has run out and I haven't contacted everyone. If you are mentioned in Twitterville, in the book itself or in the acknowledgments, please tweet or email me before 9 am tomorrow, Aug. 4 and I will reserve a space for you.
At about 9 am Pacific tomorrow morning I will open [currently closed] signups to anyone via twtvite. Space is limited to 250 people for now, and at this moment there are 160 open spaces.
I will announce when signups go public on Twitter and then it will be first-come, first registered. You need to enroll with a Twitter handle. If you are bringing a guest who doesn't have one, use your own a second time and add the word "guest."
We have enough sponsorship to throw a great party for 250 people. We would like to make it a greater party for more people and to do that, we are looking for more sponsorship.
If you you can help in that area, please contact the phenomenal Tatyana Kanzaveli, an event impresario and sales & marketing consultant who has stepped up to produce tBASH and has done a remarkable job in a short period of time.
If you help support us, you'll be in good company. So far we've lined up:
- Dow Jones,
a News Corporation company is a leading provider of global business news and information
services and the
publisher of The Wall Street Journal.” They will hold a drawing for an
iPod Touch at the event.
- Network Solutions a leading provider of products, services and resources to help small businesses start, grow and manage online.
- Radian6 focused on building the complete monitoring and analysis solution for PR and advertising professionals so they can be the experts in social media.”
- Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions.
- MyWay Interactive hosts a free social contact manager that provides the capability to organize, sort, search and add notes to your Twitter friends.
- Mashable, the social media guide
- Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's business and technology business forum
- SNCR, the Society for New Communications Research
Social Cause Sponsor
- Global Learning Foundation[GLF] Any profits from the event will going to GLF to help orphans in developing countries.
Food & Beverage sponsors
- Cameron Hughes Wines You'll be paying $3 a pop for wine and beer, but you'll be enjoying a higher quality because of the deal Cameron Hughes has provided us. [Soft drinks will be free.
- Sabra foods, makers of healthy foods for caring people
- Pretzel Crisps, Gourmet pretzel crackers from the people who used to own New York-style Bagels Co.
Needless to say, this is an important event for me, and I hope you will be able to join in celebrating the imminent arrival of my new baby.