October 5 Proclaimed Web 2.0 Conference Day in the City and County of San Francisco
|Sold Out Event Honored for its Focus on Innovation and Technology Developments|
“These pioneers are the main force behind the second coming of the Internet industry, which has played a large part in driving San Francisco's economy.”
O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MediaLive International, Inc. today jointly announced that Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, has proclaimed Wednesday, October 5, "Web 2.0 Conference Day." The Web 2.0 Conference has also completely sold out, reaffirming its standing as one of the industry's top events, showcasing the Internet's leading figures, companies and developments in an intimate setting. The 2005 Web 2.0 Conference will take place beginning today through Friday, October 7 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco.
"We're thrilled to have the Web's top leaders and innovators here in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Conference this week," said Gavin Newsom, Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. "These pioneers are the main force behind the second coming of the Internet industry, which has played a large part in driving San Francisco's economy."
"Revving the Web" is the theme for the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference, reflecting the conviction that the web is being transformed into a new application and business platform. Web 2.0 will explore four key topics (computing and operating systems, media and entertainment, communications and mobile, and 'fun and inspiration') through short individual presentations, high-level interviews and lively panel discussions - all with ample time for audience participation and Q&A. After one full day of in-depth workshops, two days of sessions will take place, led by more than 50 innovators and entrepreneurs presenting the most interesting and challenging new approaches to Internet business.
About the Web 2.0 Conference
The Web 2.0 Conference is an exclusive thought-leader gathering focusing on emerging technologies and innovation on the Web. This conference brings together the brightest minds and broadest thinkers in the space, each of who shares the belief that the Web has emerged as a solid business platform. The event reviews the current landscape, what is on the horizon and why this information matters to the "business geek." It crosses a variety of industries and will be a meeting ground for the influencers that share the common outlook that the Internet offers extraordinary opportunities for innovation in products, services and business models. Web 2.0 Conference will take place October 5-7, 2005 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco, and will be produced by MediaLive International, Inc. and O'Reilly Media, Inc.
About MediaLive International, Inc.
MediaLive International connects companies to the markets they serve through media properties, software tools and marketing solutions that educate buying communities, deepen relationships between buyers and sellers, and fuel market growth. MediaLive International's media brands encompass the IT industry's largest and most well-respected exhibitions, including Interop(R), VoiceCon(R), Next Generation Networks(R), the Web 2.0(R) Conference, Seybold Seminars(R), COMDEX(R), the Collaboration Technologies Conference, Mobile Business Expo, GTEC(SM) and respected publications including Business Communications Review(R) and The Seybold Report(R). The Wingate Studios division delivers the industry's leading end-to-end event management software platform WingateWeb and professional services -- including strategic planning, technical integration, analytics and event programming -- that help companies produce their own live marketing programs.
MediaLive International is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information about MediaLive International, visit www.medialiveinternational.com.
About O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media, Inc. is the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences, and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators. O'Reilly books, known for the animals on their covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. O'Reilly conferences and summits including the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference; the MySQL Users Conference, co-presented with MySQL AB; and the Where 2.0 Conference bring alpha geeks and forward-thinking business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. From the Internet to XML, open source, .NET, Java technology, and web services, O'Reilly puts technologies on the map. For more information about O'Reilly Media, Inc. visit www.oreilly.com.