Web2Open: Where the Attendees Create the Conversation


See detailed information and a schedule on the Web2Open Wiki

Web2Open is Web 2.0 Expo’s "unconference" - a free, community-driven event where you can connect with other participants to discuss Web 2.0 topics and questions. As an unconference, Web2Open lets attendees create sessions using an onsite grid, and it emphasizes participation and conversation over presentations.

This year, Web2Open will also feature a handful of pre-scheduled hybrid and round-table discussion sessions seeded with people who are passionate about their topics. In addition, we'll hold a speed dating round like the popular ones we organized for the 2008 Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco.

The event is a great way to network with other attendees, learn more about elements of Web 2.0, and share your experience!

How do I sign up to participate?

More information about how to participate is available on the Web2Open site.

What Are Hybrid Sessions?

We've got a strong line up of speakers in the main conference program, and we've selected a few of them for "hybrid" talks -- main program sessions that will be accessible to Web2Open registrants. Even better, these sessions will be followed with same-topic, speaker-led discussions in the Web2Open rooms.

Hybrid Sessions

How do I attend Web2Open?

If you are registered for any Web 2.0 Expo package you automatically have access to Web2Open. If you do not have a badge and would like to attend Web2Open for free, register for an Expo pass using code websf09opn now through March 31, 2009. This pass will give you access to Web2Open, Hybrid Sessions, Keynotes, the Expo Hall, and BoFs.

Web2Open vs. Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions

Web2Open sessions are aimed to create a forum for community dialogue and discussion around topics of interest, (last year's included sessions like Entrepreneurship Hacks and Troll Whispering).

BoFs provide the space and opportunity for organizations and groups to connect, network and share ideas (e.g. Linux, Higher Education). To submit a BoF, please visit the Birds of a Feather page.

  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Ascentium
  • Awareness
  • HiveLive, Inc.
  • ImageSpan
  • Jive Software
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Keynote Systems
  • LithiumTechnologies
  • Nokia
  • nomee
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Remy
  • TamTamy
  • Vignette
  • Yola (fka SynthaSite)
  • Znak
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Salesforce.com
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • EffectiveUI
  • Germany Trade & Invest
  • NeuStar
  • ONEsite

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Natalia Dugandzic

Media Sponsor Opportunities

Matthew Balthazor

Speaker / Program Ideas

Have a suggestion for a speaker or topic at Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco? Send an email to: sf-idea@web2expo.com

Press/Media Inquiries

Maureen Jennings


Natalia Wodecki

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