Touro Law Site of Long Island’s First “140 Characters Conference”

April 5, 2011

Central Islip, NY – Touro Law Center will be the host site for Long Island’s first 140 Characters Conference (Twitter hashtag #140confli) on May 26, 2011. The conference will provide a platform for both the local and (via Twitter) worldwide community to listen, connect, share and engage with each other, while collectively exploring the effects of the emerging real-time Internet on business, individuals and society. The event arises out of the 140 Characters Conference (#140conf) series produced worldwide by technology visionary and Long Island native Jeff Pulver. Since the launch of the #140conf events in 2009, conferences have taken place in cities around the world including Washington D.C., San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Barcelona and London.

“We are so excited to host a 140 Characters Conference at Touro Law Center,” said Jonathan I. Ezor, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Business, Law and Technology at Touro Law. “Having participated in previous 140 Characters conferences, and having helped produce the Social Media Day of Giving at Touro Law in October 2010, I know how much knowledge and inspiration these events provide to attendees. This conference will bring together leaders from numerous industries and the not-for-profit sector as well as entrepreneurs and individuals from the entire Long Island region and far beyond to share with and learn from each other.”

The conference schedule will be unique and fast paced – 10 and 15 minute talks - to provide a platform for as many people as possible to share their thoughts and engage in conversation with attendees (both in-person and virtual). Many of the presenters will be Long Island-based, adding a local focus to the event as they tell their stories and discuss their experiences. There will also be opportunities to meet, network and brainstorm throughout the day. Attendees will take away knowledge, perspectives and insights to the next wave of effects Twitter and the real-time Internet will have on business, law, entertainment, and society as a whole.

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 750 and an alumni base of more than 5,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. More than 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.
For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
(631) 761-7062

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