Web 2.0 Conference Frequently Asked Questions
What is happening at this event?
Web 2.0 Conference is a new conference focusing on emerging business and technology developments on the Web, bringing together the core community responsible for innovation in the Internet space for three days of high-level conversation around the most important topics in the industry. Web 2.0 Conference will feature a lively cross section of one-on-one interviews, keynote-level talks, issue-driven panels and short, high-impact presentations, all with ample time for audience participation and Q&A sessions.
What will the workshops focus on?
Program workshops will revolve around Web 2.0 Conference theme, “The Web as Platform,” and how the Web’s leading businesses have gained extraordinary success by leveraging Web development in their own business practices.
Program segments will also include fast-paced, ten-minute presentations by the CEOs of innovative startups; a panel on the state of capital markets; relaxed dinner conversations with industry luminaries; and examinations of the music, marketing, ecommerce and search businesses. Web 2.0 Conference brings together the innovators with the Web leaders for a focused three-day event, with plenty of time for networking, discussion and debate.
What kind of audience should attend?
This conference will be the meeting ground for the core “business geek” community responsible for making and furthering innovative Internet businesses. The Web 2.0 Conference audience is a blend of the entrepreneurial business executive (both startup and larger company) and the business-oriented alpha-geek (hence the term “business geek.”) The audience member is an innovator in the Internet economy space, either as a technologist, an entrepreneur, a senior-level executive at a larger company, a financier, or an analyst (in some case, all of the above). They share a common outlook: They believe the Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for innovation in products, services and business models.
Who is producing this event?
MediaLive International and O’Reilly Media will be partnering to produce this event. O’Reilly Media is the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. MediaLive International, Inc. produces the world’s top technology events, including COMDEX, NetWorld+Interop, Seybold Seminars, JavaOne and many other major expositions, conferences, and custom events.
What is John Battelle’s involvement in this event?
John Battelle is the Web 2.0 Program Chair and will be moderating this event with Tim O’Reilly. Battelle is one of the co-founders of Wired magazine and the founder and former Chair of Standard Media International, publisher of The Industry Standard. He is also a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Battelle is the author of John Battelle’s Searchblog, posting “Thoughts on the intersection of search, media, technology, and more.”
What is Tim O’Reilly’s involvement?
Tim O'Reilly will be moderating Web 2.0 Conference along with John Battelle. O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. He has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet, and O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.
Why the limited attendance at the event?
The focus of Web 2.0 Conference is to provide industry thought leaders with a forum for spirited idea exchanges through Q&A sessions and networking events. To allow this to happen, an intimate setting is key, so we are limiting the attendance to approximately 500 people.
When and where is this event taking place?
Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, CA; October 5-7, 2004
How do I attend Web 2.0 Conference?
Registration information is available here.
Who will be speaking at this event?
Please visit the speakers page for a current list.
How can I be a speaker at Web 2.0 Conference?
Speaking opportunities are by invitation only. Speaker suggestions can be forwarded to Ben Stricker, MediaLive International PR Manager, at
Whom do I contact to find out about publicity opportunities or to get other public relations information?
Please contact Ben Stricker, MediaLive International PR Manager, at
or Suzanne Axtell, O’Reilly Media Publicist, at
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