SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Web 2.0 Summit, co-produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb, announced that San Francisco Food Bank will be the official nonprofit beneficiary of the event this year. Web 2.0 Summit – which has sold out year after year — brings together a powerful assembly of senior executives and entrepreneurial innovators, as well as technologists, financiers, analysts and pundits to discuss this year's theme, "Points of Control: The Battle for the Network Economy." Program Chair John Battelle of Federated Media and O'Reilly Media CEO and founder Tim O'Reilly will moderate this year's event November 15-17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. For more information and to request an invitation visit http://www.web2summit.com/web2010.
Web 2.0 Summit partners with the San Francisco Food Bank right in time for Thanksgiving. Attendees will be able to donate onsite through a text-to-donate program as well as the SF Food Bank website: http://www.sffoodbank.org/. Every $1.00 received from the Web 2.0 Summit audience will result in $6.00 worth of food distributed to San Francisco Bay Area residents in need. Ninety-seven percent of all donations, including those from Web 2.0 Summit, go towards feeding the hungry. For more about the partnership please see http://blog.web2summit.com/?p=235&preview=true.
In its seventh year, the event will investigate the new dynamic based on shifting points of control in a corporate battle to rule the Internet Economy. This year Web 2.0 Summit welcomes an impressive array of industry leaders including Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google; Peter Chernin, Founder, The Chernin Group; Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook; Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo!; Ariel Emanuel, Co-CEO, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix, Inc.; Robin Li, Chairman and CEO: Baidu, Inc.; Susan Lyne, Chairman, Gilt Groupe LLC; Yuri Milner, CEO, Digital Sky Technologies and Frank Quattrone, Founder and head of Merchant Banking, Qatalyst Partners.
Attendance at Web 2.0 Summit is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialog among participants. General attendee registration is by invitation only; interested parties may request an invitation at http://web2summit.com. Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.
Web 2.0 Summit sponsors include Diamond Sponsor Comcast; Platinum Sponsors Bing, BlackBerry, Dell and Yahoo; Silver Sponsors Canaan Partners, iStockphoto, Ixaris, Meebo, Quova, TokBox, Unity Medical, and Visa; Supporting Sponsors .CO, Aperture, Ask.com, Omidyar Network, SendGrid, and Wyse Technology.
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About the San Francisco Food Bank
Hunger is a serious problem in San Francisco – with 1 in 5 children and 1 in 5 adults at risk of hunger. Every day, the San Francisco Food Bank sources, collects, sorts, inspects and repackages thousands of pounds of food, then distributes it to soup kitchens, neighborhood grocery centers, school programs and seniors in need.
The San Francisco Food Bank partners with over 400 nonprofit agencies, serving more than 24,000 households weekly throughout San Francisco and Marin counties. This year, the Food Bank will distribute 41.5 million pounds of food to the community this year – enough for 88,000 meals every day. Over half of what is distributed is fresh produce. For more information, visit www.SFFoodBank.org.
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