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Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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City kid among the cattle: how social media opened my eyes to a rural world

What can city people learn from rural folks? If my own experience is any indication – a TON. Thanks to a diverse social network that includes interesting people in small towns and rural areas, I’ve learned so much over the … Continue reading

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Rural geeks, you are not alone. Here is your tribe….

For those who are not surrounded by like-minded people (whether you’re into chess, growing roses or technology) the world can feel like a lonely place. “Am I the only one who understands chess problems like Allumwandlung and Maximummer and Zepler … Continue reading

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Meetings, economic development and small towns

After our great experience holding the 140 Characters Conference Small Town in the restored Fox Theatre in Hutchinson, Kansas, I began thinking about how small towns with the right timing, venue, networks and entrepreneurial spirit can host more tech- and … Continue reading

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Small town Kansas guy looks up and Whoa! A major tech conference is two doors down

The Web means you can live anywhere (even a small town or rural area) and still be connected to the world. The Web means that any venue with good WiFi, even an historic Art Deco theater in a revitalizing downtown, … Continue reading

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Why Hutchinson, Kansas was chosen for the 140 tech conference

There is an exciting new development for anyone who has ever wondered how to attract buzz and interest to their small town or rural area….and I’ll explain what a pump jack photo (to the left) has to do with it. … Continue reading

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Share your virtual cookies with your imaginary Internet friends

As soon as our gaggle settled in for the first meeting on the blogger’s tour in Hutchinson, Kansas, we started whipping out the laptops, cameras and other geek accoutrements. That’s what those who are wired into the social web do … Continue reading

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