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Why Attend

The Internet is a critical component of the strategy and infrastructure of every successful company today. At its most disruptive, it redefines markets and creates entirely new opportunities.

  • More than 50 thought leaders and entrepreneurs are slated to present in an interactive format stressing audience participation.

  • More than a dozen extraordinary thinkers and business leaders will present "High Order Bits" - ten minute stand-and-deliver presentations designed to provoke, delight, and amaze the audience.

  • Top executives from platform businesses will address the future of the Web in plenary sessions.

  • We'll focus on innovative new web technologies in our expert led-workshops.

Conference topics covered will include:

  • Computing and Operating Systems: Over the past year the idea of the Web as an operating system has been widely debated, but not well understood. It's true that the Web has become the locus of many traditional PC–based computing tasks. But what's next, and how might Microsoft respond? Will Google declare its intent in this space, and what are the opportunities for new businesses?

  • Media and entertainment: It's been predicted for more than a decade, but 2005 is the year convergence is happening, with a vengeance. What are the implications for the business models of incumbents and startups alike? What are the roles of new platform companies like Google, of distributors like Comcast, and content companies like NBC Universal?

  • Communication and mobile: The open web model is spreading to the mobile world, but can it conquer the carrier's walled gardens? We'll ask the hardware and content companies, the VOIP providers, and the major incumbents where the mobile web is heading.

  • "Fun and inspiration": The Web is a rich cultural venue, and Web 2.0 will bring you face to face with some of the most creative forces online. After all, if it's not driven by passion, what's the point?

About the Conference

The Web 2.0 Conference is brought to you in partnership with O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MediaLive International and moderated by John Battelle and O’Reilly CEO and Founder, Tim O’Reilly.

Battelle is one of the co-founders of Wired magazine and the founder and former Chair of Standard Media International, publisher of The Industry Standard. He is also Chairman and Publisher of FM Publishing, "band manager" for Boing Boing, and a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Battelle is the author of John Battelle’s Searchblog, posting "Thoughts on the intersection of search, media, technology, and more."

Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. He has also been a pioneer in the popularization of the Internet, and O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator site was the first Web portal and the first true commercial site on the World Wide Web.


Laszlo Systems
Sxip Networks
Fenwick & West LLP
Ask Jeeves Inc.
MSN Search
Joyent, Inc.
AT&T - The world's networking  company

Media Sponsors

boing boing
I Want Media
Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
Fast Company
Online Publishers Association

Spnsor Opportunities

Web 2.0 Sponsor Opportunities--Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 conference. Call Amber Rattu at 415-905-2647, email or click here for more info.

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Ben Stricker: or Suzanne Axtell:

Due to the overwhelming number of requests for press passes for the Web 2.0 Conference, press credentials for the conference are no longer available.

Speaker Opportunities

Speaking opportunities are by invitation only. Speaker suggestions can be forwarded to Vee McMillen at


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