Web 2.0 Expo Registration Now Open; Web 2.0 Conference Renamed Web 2.0 Summit

Two Events Will Work in Tandem to Define the Next Generation of the


Nov 07, 2006, 00:00 ET from CMP Technology

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP
 Technology today jointly announced the opening of registration for the Web
 2.0 Expo, set for April 15-18, 2007, at the Moscone Center in San
 Francisco. The new trade show and conference will expand on the core themes
 of the Web 2.0 Summit and reach out to a wider audience of technical,
 design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next
 generation web. Simultaneously, O'Reilly and CMP announced that the Web 2.0
 Conference has been re-named Web 2.0 Summit to reflect its emergence as the
 Internet industry's premier event, connecting the top leaders and
 technologists who are driving the web economy. This change also
 distinguishes it from Web 2.0 Expo, which will feature an extensive
 five-track conference.
     "The Web 2.0 Summit will retain its intimate setting and interactive
 format, mixing audience networking with a compelling mix of great content,
 including the top thinkers on the Internet," said John Battelle, Web 2.0
 Summit Program Chair. "In 2007, the Web 2.0 Summit will return under the
 new name to define how the Web will drive business in the future, just as
 we are doing here this week."
     Web 2.0 Expo is a companion event to the third annual Web 2.0 Summit,
 which concludes on November 9 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Limited
 in size and focused on business strategy and networking, the
 by-invitation-only Web 2.0 Summit has completely sold out again this year,
 with far greater demand than the event can accommodate. Web 2.0 Expo will
 expand on the core themes of the Summit and reach out to a much wider
     Web 2.0 Expo is designed to be the major annual gathering of the
 technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building
 the next generation web. The event will have three major components: a
 five-track educational conference, including both traditional seminar
 formats and elements of peer-to-peer learning; a major tradeshow showcasing
 the sellers of tools, technologies, services and infrastructure; and
 networking and other events targeted at internet entrepreneurs, venture
 capitalists, and business development executives. Additional information on
 Web 2.0 Expo conference content, registration information, and promotional
 opportunities is available at www.web2-0expo.com.
     Web 2.0 Summit sponsors who are participating in this week's event
     Diamond Sponsors
     -- AOL
     -- hakia
     Platinum Sponsors
     -- FAST
     -- IBM
     -- Yahoo!
     Gold Sponsors
     -- About.com
     -- Adobe
     -- Ask.com
     -- Etelos
     -- Fenwick & West LLP
     -- Level 3 Communications
     -- Windows Live
     Silver Sponsors
     -- Accenture
     -- Cambrian House
     -- Foldera
     -- Fox Interactive Media
     -- Genius.com
     -- Google
     -- HCL
     -- Laszlo Systems
     -- Mayfield Fund
     -- Nokia
     -- Norwest Venture Partners
     -- Polaris
     -- Radialpoint
     -- Six Apart
     -- Sun Microsystems
     -- Yoono
     Bronze Sponsors
     -- Amazon Web Services
     -- Answerbag
     -- eSnips
     -- Intel
     -- Intel Capital
     -- Intel Software Partner Program
     -- InternetRealEstate
     -- MyDecide
     -- Omniture
     -- ThinkFree
     About CMP Technology (www.cmp.com)
     CMP Technology is a marketing solutions company serving the technology
 industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information
 brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than
 any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of
 access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and
 buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is
 a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com),
 a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services
 with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.
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 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.
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