There’s more to Where 2.0 than keynotes, plenary sessions, and the chance to see the latest innovations in geospatial technology. Special events at Where 2.0 are designed to create networking opportunities and provide a glimpse of mapping technologies on the horizon.

Sesssions in iCal.Full Schedule in iCalendar Format (More info)
Monday, June 12th, 2006

Pixie Hunt: Cameraphone Scavenger Hunt
Time: 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Microsoft and Cingular Wireless are co-sponsoring an evening of play to kick off Where 2.0. Pixie Hunt is a mash-up of a Microsoft prototype that creates a mobile, connected scavenger hunt. Combining the app, a Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone or PocketPC cameraphone, Flickr, and a group text messaging service, tasks are set for teams to accomplish. Each time a photo is snapped recording a completed task, it's automatically uploaded to Flickr and tagged. Photos can be viewed by all teams in real time and teams can "smack talk" via the integrated group SMS service. Because the photos are geotagged, some tasks are created around specific locations for photos be taken and players can see the location of other teams on a Virtual Earth map. More details about the game

The Pixie Hunt game is for registered Where 2.0 attendees only and space is limited to 60 players. If you want to play, please sign-up on the conference Wiki.

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Reception Sponsored by Microsoft, Google and Autodesk
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Regency Ballroom
Where 2.0's exhibit hall will showcase state-of-the-art systems, apps, and services in the location space. Mingle with fellow conference participants at the Exhibit Hall Reception and see from exhibitors and sponsors what location-aware technologies have to offer. Refreshments will be served.

Meet the Authors at the O'Reilly Bookstore
Come to the O'Reilly booth in the exhibit hall during the sponsor reception to meet the authors of these great books:

Google Map Hacks - Rich Gibson & Schuyler Erle
Web Mapping - Tyler Mitchell
Mapping Hacks - Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson & Jo Walsh

Loki/Skyhook Funk Band & Beer Bash
Time: 9:30PM - 11:55PM
The Loki/Skyhook team invites you to enjoy some cold beer, California wines, fancy cocktails, fine food and the funky sounds the Valley's own Vicious Groove at the Loft Bar & Bistro right around the corner from the Fairmont. Whether you want to network and mingle on the outdoor patio or get funkalicious with the Groove, its the place to be after a hard day of conference'ing.


Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

OSGeo presents: What is Driving Open Source Adoption in GIS Today?
Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Date: Wednesday, June 14
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Fairmont Hotel - Redwood Room (ballroom level)

Key members of the Open Source community invite you to a special lunch where you can participate in an open discussion about vital trends and exciting developments driving Open Source adoption in the world of GIS. Hear about the most sought after Open Source packages available today, the challenges and opportunities in working with Open Source, and the market forces fueling adoption of Open Source.All Where 2.0 attendees and press are welcome to join. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to as seating is limited.

Yahoo! Maps Eat-up and Mash-up Lunch
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM

SOLD OUT. Please visit our product managers at the Yahoo! booth on Tuesday, June 13th.
Where 2.0 attendees are invited to come join the team behind Yahoo's Map APIs for a short presentation about their Flash & AJAX APIs followed by pizza, informal demos and Q&A. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, vent your complaints and tell Yahoo! what you would like to see change. It's also a good time to meet other developers working with the APIs.

The Fairmont Hotel
Valley Room (ballroom level)
Wednesday, June 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Yahoo! Happy Hour
Time: 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Wind up Where 2.0 with a happy hour sponsored by Yahoo! Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres immediately following the conference and meet the folks behind Yahoo! Local, Yahoo! Maps, Flickr and more.

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Gordon Biersch
33 East San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Please bring your Where 2.0 badge.

Directions from the Fairmont Hotel:
Turn right out of the hotel onto Market Street. Make another right on San Fernando Street. Gordon Biersch is approximately a block and half down San Fernando Street and is located on your left-hand side. Gordon Biersch is less than a five minute walk from the Fairmont Hotel.