In recent years, the Web has emerged as a platform in its own right, and the Web's leading businesses have gained extraordinary success by leveraging this development in their own business practices. While the first wave of the Web was closely tied to the browser, the second wave extends applications across the web and enables a new generation of services and business opportunities.
Web 2.0 is a new conference with the theme of "The Web as Platform." Web 2.0 focuses on emerging business and technology developments on the Web, particularly the leading figures and companies driving innovation in the Internet industry. The conference brings these leaders together in one arena to discuss and debate the most important issues and strategies driving the Internet economy.
Web 2.0 Conference will feature a lively cross section of one-on-one interviews, keynote-level talks, issue-driven panels, and short, high-impact presentations, all with ample time for audience participation and Q&A. The three-day program offers a combination of one day of optional workshops and two full days of plenary sessions.
A sampling of the sessions that will be featured in the program include*:
Music: The Eternal Killer App
Search is a Platform. Where is it Going?
High Order Bits
So, Is This a Bubble Yet?
Repeat Offenders: What We've Learned
And Now, A Word From Your...
Living Inbetween: The Enterprise Platform Business
Media Is a Platform. Discuss.
Social Networks Are a Platform? Debate.
I Got Your Platform Right Here...
The View From Redmond
The Telephone Is a Platform. Discuss.
Free Culture: The Business Case
From the Labs
Ecommerce as Platform
Your Business Needs Developers!
Read more about the featured sessions.
A sampling of the optional workshops that will be featured in the program include*:
Inside the APIs
The Business Case: Case Studies of Businesses Leveraging the Platform Web
*Program is subject to change
At this time, registration for the Web 2.0 Conference is by invitation only. However, we're eager to accommodate you if we can, so please request an invitation and we'll send you an email as soon as we can to let you know if there's space available.
John Battelle, Conference Program Chair -- John Battelle is the program chair of this year's Web 2.0 Conference. He's the co-founder of Wired Magazine, and founder and former chair of Standard Media International, which published The Industry Standard and TheStandard.com. Get John's thoughts on the intersection of search, media, and technology in his Searchblog.
For registration questions, contact Linda Holder: