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Featured Speakers

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold
Author, Smart Mobs


Alan Kay
Senior Fellow, HP Labs, cofounder, Viewpoints Research Institute and inventor of Smalltalk

Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky
Writer and Consultant

Eric Bonabeau

Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer, Icosystem Corporation

K. Eric Drexler

K. Eric Drexler
Foresight Institute

Craig Silverstein

Craig Silverstein
Director of Technology, Google

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch
Chief Software Architect, Macromedia

Felipe Cabrera.

L. F. (Felipe) Cabrera, Ph.D.
Architect in the XML Web Services team, Microsoft

Tim O’Reilly

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates

David Isenberg

David S. Isenberg
Principal, Prosultant and author of "The Rise of the Stupid Network"

Brewster Kahle

Brewster Kahle
Digital Librarian and co-founder , Internet Archive

Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor
Technology Columnist, Mercury News

David  Weinberger

David Weinberger
Author, The Cluetrain Manifestoand Small Pieces Loosely Joined

Mitchell Kapor

Mitchell Kapor
Founder and Chair, Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)

Andy Hertzfeld

Andy Hertzfeld
Design & Development, Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)

Meg Hourihan

Meg Hourihan
Writer and Technologist, megnut.com

Wendy Seltzer

Wendy Seltzer
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Ben Hammersley

Ben Hammersley
Developer and Author, Content Syndication with RSS


Rich Internet Applications
Social Software
Nanotechnology and Hardware
Emerging Topics

Conference Coverage

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Conference News

Check Out intro(tm) at ETech and Connect with Other Attendees -- To login click here. For your password, go to the Macromedia booth or the Rendezvous Lounge at the conference. Intro is also accessible from any computer, using the WiFi network, or from your hotel room. Intro works best when everyone participates, so login today to see how you match up with other attendees.

Speaker Presentations Are Available Online -- If you missed some of the Etech sessions but want to know what was covered, download the presentation files.

Everything You Need to Know About the Emerging Technology Conference Is Right Here -- Want to see weblogs, pictures, media reviews, announcements, exhibitor info, or sign up for a day pass? Here's your hitchhiker's guide to ETech 2003.

Discuss and Debate Sessions Live at ETech -- Confab is an ad-hoc conversation space mapped to the conference facility's floor plan at ETech. Carry discussions with other attendees on the show floor. Go to etcon.gne.net to participate.

Interview with Keynote Speaker Alan Kay -- Some guys are always ahead of the curve. For example, Alan Kay was working on a notebook computer called the Dynabook thirty-five years ago. "Twenty years ago at PARC," Kay said, "I thought we would be way beyond where we are now. I was dissatisfied with what we did there. The irony is that it looks pretty good." So, where are we now? And where is computing heading? Daniel Steinberg chats with Alan Kay to get a sense of past, present, and future.

Learn About The Next Revolution: Smart Mobs -- Longtime cyberspace social scientist Howard Rheingold discusses his new book “Smart Mobs” with Richard Koman in an in-depth interview. In his new book, Rheingold posits that all the pieces of a major convergence are upon us and he will outline the implications of this new revolution for technologists at the Emerging Technology Conference.

Added Google Keynote -- Craig Silverstein, Google's Director of Technology and employee #1 will discuss how Google is building a working culture that fosters the creation of new experiments and innovations, while at the same time, promotes productivity in his keynote titled “Google, Innovation, and the Web.”

The Future of Technology -- O'Reilly authors Rael Dornfest and Cory Doctorow talk to TechTV's "Screen Savers" about why alpha geeks, hackers, pundits, super users, and investors who are deeply interested in the future of new technology should attend O'Reilly's upcoming Emerging Technology Conference.

Why You Should Attend the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference -- Join us in Santa Clara to explore what's new, invent what's needed, and connect with old and new partners. Hear from Convention Chair Rael Dornfest and O'Reilly & Associates President Tim O'Reilly on why we're excited about the 2003 conference.

Swarm Intelligence: An Interview with Eric Bonabeau -- Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D., talks about how he applies the theories of swarm intelligence to solve real problems in the business world. Eric will be a keynote speaker at this conference.

"The O'Reilly Emerging Tech Conference was like four semester beginnings all rolled into three days...I've been given a syllabus to follow; the future is uncertain but the path is clear. Best…conference ever." -- kottke.org, May 17, 2002

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Exhibition and Sponsorship -- If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the conference, telephone Andrew Calvo at 707-827-7176, or email andrewc@oreilly.com.
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For registration questions, contact Linda Holder.

For media related inquiries, contact Suzanne Axtell.

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