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The first and most important conference on P2P
O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Westin St. Francis Hotel -- San Francisco, California
February 14-16, 2001


All attendance at the conference is complimentary for working journalists who are reporting on The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference. Press registration entitles you to conference participation and materials, all meals and refreshments provided to conference participants, and admission to all conference social events. In addition, the conference will feature private working facilities for the press.

You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs.

O'Reilly P2P Press Releases:

Conference Annoucements--Read P2P announcements from our sponsors.

All press inquiries for the event should be directed to Cammie Noah via email: cammie@oreilly.com.

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Press Roundtable Luncheon

We'll now meet up in the Colonial Room, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., on Wednesday, February 14. This invitation-only event is the perfect opportunity to take part in a very-informally structured panel discussion, moderated and facilitated by Tim O'Reilly. We've invited Johnny Deep, Ian Clarke, Gene Kan, Ray Ozzie, Clay Shirky , Dave Stutz, and Bob Young to discuss how P2P reaches far beyond the impact of Napster; the complexities of P2P technology--what it is, why it is important, what the technology means to businesses, entrepreneurs, dot-coms, and the Internet.

Meet authors of Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies

Wednesday evening, February 14, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Grand Ballroom/Italian Foyer. You'll have a chance to chat one-on-one with these peer-to-peer experts:
  • David Anderson, SETI@home
  • Dan Bricklin, Visicalc
  • Alan Brown, Digital Freedom Network
  • Roger Dingledine, Free Haven
  • Rael Dornfest, O'Reilly Network
  • Michael Freedman, Free Haven
  • Marc Hedlund, Popular Power
  • Theodore Hong, Freenet
  • Gene Kan, Gnutella
  • Adam Langley, Freenet
  • Nelson Minar, Popular Power
  • Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly & Associates
  • Clay Shirky, The Accelerator Group
  • Brandon Wiley, Freenet
To receive a free review copy (not available during the Conference), please email Marsee Henon at marsee@oreilly.com.

Important URLs

Press Room

Pull up a chair, relax with a refreshment and plug in. The Press Room is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and located in the Olympic Rooms North and South (on the second floor, across from the elevators). Feel free to use the Press Room for any/all media interviews. Just around the corner is more Internet access in the Terminal Room (Mayfair and Essex Rooms).

Put It On Your Personal Radar

Be sure to enjoy the enclosed sample of Brian McConnell's forthcoming book, Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI and Communicating with Alien Civilizations. To make contact with a free review copy when it lands in April, email Marsee Henon at marsee@oreilly.com.

O'Reilly Research Announces the 2001 Peer-to-Peer Industry Overview, a comprehensive report on peer-to-peer from both business and technical perspectives. The report, available in Spring 2001, describes the state of this nascent industry and predicts where it's going to go next--with hard data to back it up. The report contains:

  • Company profiles
  • In-depth explanations of underlying technologies
  • P2P services: present and future
  • Analysis of the hype: what's the real P2P story
  • Estimates of mindshare and community size
  • Our forecasts for the field
Until March 31, 2001, the report is available at the introductory price of $895; after that date the cost is $1295. See research.oreilly.com for more information.

Friday Closing Plenary--P2P Town Meeting

In a tradition carried over from the O'Reilly Perl Conference, Tim O'Reilly and Clay Shirky will host a "town meeting." Speakers from the Conference (and potentially prominent audience members) will respond to the concerns and questions of the audience. This is our chance, as a community, to air what's on our mind, address issues raised at the Conference, and to get a "sense of the crowd" about future directions for the technology.

P2P Goes East

From September 17-20, 2001, O'Reilly hosts an East Coast version of its Peer-to-Peer Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Call-for-Papers details will soon be available at conferences.oreilly.com.

Where technical visionaries and business leaders will forge the future of peer-to-peer collaborative networking

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