Today I heard Techcrunch 40 was taking place online. I heard about it on Twitter. I wondered if I should drive over and check it out. But then quickly found out over twitter that it was around 2k to attend the conference. Plus it was sold out. But as I learned all of this I also leaned I could just listen live to the conference via a Twitterer who posted a link to a live feed from Justin.tv. So I can listen to the whole conference live from my office. Amazing.
Here is the link
Last Friday I also found a friend playing live at a coffee house via twitter. She was streaming her audio and video via UStream.tv. On the Ustream chat feed I found out she was also being simulcast in Second Life to around 30 people whose avatars danced and enjoyed her music. Pretty fantastic to see the reach events and concerts can get with these technologies.
How do you think these technologies could be used to enhance live events?
What is TechCrunch?
TechCrunch40 is a conference with a simple format: Forty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period at TechCrunch40. And they don’t pay a cent to do this. They will be selected to participate based on merit alone. In fact, we’re even offering a $50,000 cash award and lining up other in-kind services and awards from a generous group of corporate sponsors.
A group of 100 additional companies will also demo their products in a DemoPit adjacent to the main presentation room.
The conference was originally called “TechCrunch20” but too many great startups applied for us to select only 20 presenting companies.