An event that could only take place in 2013 will be happening in New York City June 18 and 19. Internet and communications pioneer Jeff Pulver is putting together an incredible lineup of speakers and panelists, and I am excited and humbled to be among them. As I understand it, State of Now (#140) conferences began several years ago to explore the power of the web and social media to connect and empower people and the effect this can have on the world of today (note the reference to the number of characters allowed in a Twitter post with the #140 bit). This year is a little different, with a wellness theme predominating. Jeff says it best:
"I am happy to announce my friend Mallika Chopra will be co-hosting the conference with me. We will have speakers from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel. The conference will be a platform for people to share their health and wellness journeys and connect with others who are also on a similar path. Our conference will offer a great chance to connect with Doctors / Authors and others who are actively contributing to the field of: Health, Wellness, Fitness & Food. There are a number of panels under development to cover some areas which are of specific interest to me including: The One Ton Panel (a panel of people who have lost collectively 2,000 pounds), The Gluten Free Lifestyle Panel, Living with Autoimmune Diseases, Living life with Fitness Gadgets and Apps and several others currently under development." How great is that?
My talk is called Writer-Reader Collaboration Ferments IBS Revolution. I'll be joined by one of my readers, Lauren Pulver (yes, Jeff's sister), who is a true fan of the FODMAP approach, and who will share her inspirational story.
By my count there are already 70 speakers lined up for this fast-paced conference and it sounds like there could be more to come! If you would like to attend the conference, register today for only $199 (good only until April 26th.) Afterwards the price will be $495. Wow, that's some early bird discount! Click HERE to register.