Here’s a quick and dirty list of places to find Twitter chats for your area of expertise.
Has over 1,000 searchable Twitter chats.
Has a lot of chats listed but the list isn’t searchable. It’s the sort of resource that you drop into on a regular basis to see what is happening at the time. One quick way to search is to open up the page and scroll to the bottom. Then use your browser’s page search (usually CMD+F or CTRL+F) and type the word you want to search for.
A useful tool for creating your own chat as well as following specific chats.
Free to use and offers various customisation options for your Twitter data and chats. You can display a single stream of Tweets using keywords, hashtags or lists you’re interested in tracking and you can retweet, follow, DM, or otherwise interact with that person directly from the app.
TweetDeck is one of the most popular free Twitter management tools because of its ability to add extra columns to target and customize streams of Tweets, making it easy to filter and keep up with lots of Twitter conversations.
Has a sleek interface that offers all the same basic functionality that Twitter chat users need to participate in active hashtag discussions.