Deadline for requests: July 1
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O’Reilly Media and TechWeb invite you to share your innovations, war stories, success stories, case studies, and lessons learned with your peers at the first annual Web 2.0 Expo New York this September. From start-ups to enterprises, from media to finance, if you’ve jumped into the waters of Web 2.0 and learned to swim, we want to hear from you.
Session Formats: You may submit to speak in a 50 minute slot or a 3 hour slot. The 50 minute conference sessions are held September 17 – 19 and can be a single speaker, co-presentation, or a panel. If you have more in depth content, we also program several 3 hour workshops, scheduled for the first day of the conference, September 16.
Whether you are submitting for a 50 minute or 3 hour session, please choose the track which BEST fits your submission from the choices below.
This track covers the fundamentals of Web 2.0 and explores how they drive strategy, business models, and revenue. We’ll look at how Web 2.0 is affecting finance, advertising, media, fashion, and real estate, and explain how the building blocks of Web 2.0—user-generated content, rich internet applications, collective intelligence, the wisdom of crowds, software as a service, lightweight development models, and mashups—are changing the landscape of media, software, and the economy. See how companies are using Web 2.0 to discover new business opportunities, enter new markets, develop new products, and make real money.
Marketing and advertising are in a process of profound evolutionary change, and the agencies, brands, and individuals who can harness the power of 2.0 media and marketing will emerge as the leaders. We’re still chasing the state of the art in SEO and SEM (search engine marketing and search engine optimization), and now we need to understand SMO (social media optimization). Online marketing promises greater accountability and measurability, but metrics get complicated by syndication, widget marketing, audience fragmentation, and a dozen other factors. Conversational marketing asks us to bring transparency, engagement, and a human voice to our campaigns, but what media enable this and how does that work in the context of large, established brands? Do we have to give up control to play in the 2.0 world? And do the trends of next generation of media and marketing scale? We’ll look at best practices, real world examples, and horror stories.
It’s often said that in Web 2.0, the design IS the product. But what we mean by the practice of design is evolving, and the skill sets of web designers have evolved with them. This track looks at the technical concepts, process innovations, design patterns, and frameworks that inform today’s web applications, from the perspective of user experience and interaction design.
The Web has shown us a new way of building and releasing software. Lightweight frameworks with support for standards and interactivity are the chosen weapons of the day. Ajax and Flash provide the interactivity. The frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails, Django, .NET, and Dojo, ease development. Web services (and users) provide (and share) the data. This track is for experienced programmers looking to improve their understanding of the technical ecosystem—what’s baked now and what’s lurking below the radar.
This track looks not at building and leveraging Web 2.0 applications and businesses, but at using Web 2.0 in your company to drive communication, collaboration, productivity and cost savings. Lightweight hosted applications and software as a service can give you a significant operating advantage. Blogs and wikis aren’t just fun consumer toys, but can instead be used internally to keep your teams in sync and your projects on time. Come learn how real companies are using real products and services to do business quicker, cheaper, and more effectively.
Payment technology and the financial space have been revolutionized by Web 2.0. This track looks at the forces driving these changes and web 2.0 trends as they affect finance. We’ll discuss the impact of the growth of micro-payment systems, UGC and finance, new forms of currency (including virtual currencies), the promises and pitfalls of wikis, blogs, and other participatory technologies and communities, and the regulatory issues associated with Web 2.0 in financial institutions.
Regulatory compliance and security concerns are two of the biggest obstacles to employing and deploying Web 2.0. But as the models mature and use cases are tested, this story is developing, and the challenges are worth tackling. This track looks at the emerging landscape of tools, services and innovative practices that will unlock the benefits without exposing the vulnerabilities.
A limited number of speaking opportunities are also available through conference sponsorship. Contact Paige Finkelman at 415-947-6358 or email@example.com
Are you an up-and-coming Web 2.0 company looking to launch or get the attention of VCs? Our Web 2.0 Expo Launch Pad series provides a platform for new companies and products to get noticed. Tell us about your company and we will choose the ones we think the audience would most benefit from seeing, and put them in front of 5000 influential attendees. There is no fee for companies wishing to participate in Launch Pad. More information about submitting a company for Launch Pad will be available in coming months.
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