San Juan, Puerto Rico (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
Former major league player Carlos Delgado will be part of the event "State of Now (140 Conference)" to be held in New York from June 18-21.
The State of NOW exposes the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and creates serendipity. The conference is given by renowned figures; an each one only has 10 minutes to talk in order for the speaker to effectively convey his message to the audience without loosing momentum. This concept was created in 2009 by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Pulver known for his work as Founder and Chief Executive of pulver.com and early partner in Vonage. The theme for this year conference will be "Finding and Sharing Meaning".
The Puerto Rican athlete ten minute talk is titled "Making the Difference" and will present attendees how social networks have changed Delgado’s perceptions on communications. Delgado will discuss the effect of these platforms in his life, having retired after 17 years in MLB (Major League Baseball) and how they have allowed him to expand his philanthropic side and use them actively for the benefit of does he helps in his non-profit organization "Extra Bases". Extra Bases helps under privilege kids have a better way of life and supports the efforts of other local organizations that share the same mission.
"Social networks have allowed me to communicate in a direct way with my fans after my retirement from MLB. This tool has helped me to get to know my fans and to motivate and recruit them to become supporters of 'Extra Bases'. I am more than grateful for this opportunity that will enable me to share my thoughts on a subject so interesting and world changing. This platform (social networks) is no longer the future but the present, and it has change the way we communicate”, said Delgado.
Delgado will be the first Puerto Rican and baseball player to participate in these series of conferences that have already confirmed personalities as renowned author and motivator Deeprak Chopra, MSN advice columnist and author Andrea Syrtash, Director of New Media Communications for Sesame Street Dan Lewis, and Author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Joe Trippi.
Follow Carlos Delgado in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CarlosDelgado and Twitter @carlosdelgado21. He will be sharing his experience live from the 140 Conference. "State of Now", created in 2009, exposes people to power of the Internet to promote businesses and create a life-changing movement. The conference attendees will leave with a new perspective on how the web can be used in your business or personal life to do something meaningful. For more info visit:http://nyc2012.stateofnow.com/