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Web 2.0 Expo New York Announces Premier Startup Showcase

Fresh New York Venue to Host Web 2.0 Community & Evening Programs

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Web 2.0 Expo New York announced a line-up of evening events designed to bring the Web 2.0 community together at this year's conference. O'Reilly Media, Inc. and UBM TechWeb, co-producers of Web 2.0 Expo, will host Startup Showcase, highlighting the startup ecosystem; Ignite, a fast-moving slate of entertaining presentations; and The Liar Show, a mind-opening interactive storytelling event. Web 2.0 Expo New York, happening this year at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, will take place September 27-30, 2010. The conference continues its tradition of inspiring and educating the tech industry by providing unparalleled program content and valuable networking opportunities. For more information visit: http://www.web2expo.com/ny.

Featuring both local companies from the burgeoning New York tech scene and startups from other tech hotspots, the Startup Showcase brings together 30 startups to demo in one large room. Attendees will have 50 minutes to check out the industry newcomers and pick their favorite before the event's conclusion: An onstage pitch from the crowd's selection as well as from two other attending startups picked by hosts Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media, and Fred Wilson, VC and Principal of Union Square Ventures. Nearly 300 companies applied to participate in this program in the hopes of holding on-stage conversations with O'Reilly and Wilson. Startup Showcase, sponsored by .CO Internet SAS, is happening on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30 pm.

"We're very excited to be a sponsor of this year's Startup Showcase, supporting creative and innovative companies that continue to thrive in today's web fueled world," said Lori Anne Wardi, a Director of .CO Internet.  "Web 2.0 Expo offers a unique platform for us to connect and engage with the industry's key players and to share the exciting new content, commerce and community building opportunities that the .CO domain creates." 

In addition to Startup Showcase, Web 2.0 Expo New York presents The Liar Show, a first-time evening program happening on Tuesday night, September 28. The Liar Show, sponsored by Spiceworks, is a live storytelling event featuring four New York storytellers who will share tech-related stories, three of which are true. Following completion of their stories, the Web 2.0 audience will quiz the storytellers to determine which story is pure fiction.  Attendees who guess correctly will receive a prize.

Web 2.0 Expo New York is also bringing back perennial favorite Ignite, a fast-moving series of entertaining and enlightening presentations. This high-energy show is happening onsite, Monday, September 27 at 7:00 pm.

"By moving from the Javits Center to the Sheraton, we had an opportunity to add evening events to our program," said Sarah Milstein, Web 2.0 Expo Co-Chair and UBM TechWeb General Manager. "We're excited to have these three nights on the bill, as each offers attendees different perspectives on technology in New York and gives the community new ways to connect."

Web 2.0 Expo New York 2010 features influential keynotes and speakers, detailed workshops, a multi-track conference, a sponsor pavilion and many rich networking opportunities, including a Tweet Up sponsored by Opera Software on Tuesday and an opening cocktail reception sponsored by IBM on Tuesday. The event welcomes industry leading companies that are participating and exhibiting in this year's show including Premier Diamond sponsor: IBM; Platinum sponsor: Microsoft; and Silver sponsors: HP, neustar, OpenSRS and 3DVIA.

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To learn more about Web 2.0 Expo New York 2010 or to register, visit: http://www.web2expo.com/ny

View selected presentations from Web 2.0 Expo New York 2009 at: http://www.web2expo.com/webexny2009/public/schedule/proceedings

To see articles, blogs, photos, and other coverage of last year's event, visit: http://www.web2expo.com/webexny2009/public/content/news-coverage

To read the O'Reilly Radar, visit: http://radar.oreilly.com/

If you'd like to stay up to date on information relating to Web 2.0, sign up for the conference newsletter (login required): http://newsletter.web2-0expo.com/

About O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

O'Reilly conferences bring together forward-thinking business and technology leaders, shaping ideas and influencing industries around the globe. For over 25 years, O'Reilly has facilitated the adoption of new and important technologies by the enterprise, putting emerging technologies on the map. 

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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