Yesterday, the team kicked off Web 2.0 Summit, Expo’s executive companion event. So far, awfully impressive. I’ll try to provide what tidbits I can between meetings and production duties over the next couple of days. First off, John Doerr just offered a great list: 10 things a start up should do in the economy: Act now – get a loan or secure more. Make cuts if you need to. Protect the vital core of business – do not take a meat axe to your co... [read more]
As the team gears up this week to present the fifth Web 2.0 Summit, our San Francisco thought-leadership conference, I wanted to take a moment to issue a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended Web 2.0 Expo Europe. And that includes the many folks who couldn’t take the trip out to Berlin but still managed to participate remotely via bed-blogging, retweeting and pre-event support. I can confidently say we had a hugely successful & completel... [read more]
Submitting a proposal to any of our Web 2.0 Expo events is a simple process: We typically open to receive submissions several months in advance of each show, so, first, join our newsletter to get updates on participation deadlines. You can choose to receive information on your show of choice or all of our upcoming events; its up to you. When you’re ready to submit a proposal to a particular show, check the website and there will be a link to ou... [read more]
Dear Sponsors & Exhibitors of Web 2.0 Expo Europe, On behalf of the organizing team and our attendees - thank you for the contributions and support you provided to our event. You brought with you not only exciting new Web 2.0 tools, technologies and know-how but your presence showed a positivity about the potential for Web in a global environment that is muddled by concern. As conference co-chair Jennifer Pahlka explained to me (and others at the... [read more]
UPDATE: Click the links to go directly to watch keynote videos and Startup Ignite. I sent a tweet out last week but a quick note to those who are unaware, our speaker presentations can be accessed off our homepage or via this direct. They can also be accessed on Slideshare.net with the tag web2expoeu08. [and no more tag jokes please, we know there were WAY too many. maybe i was simply crowdsourcing tag ideas for future events... ] If you don’t fi... [read more]
If you look out of the front doors of the Berliner Congress Center, you will see a black Ford S-Max parked right there. And it is there for a reason. Arne Hulstein has brought the car to the Web 2.0 Expo to give startups, new companies and people with great ideas a platform to promote their ideas on some great international blogs with a great audience in the Netherlands and Germany. So, how do you get your pitch online? Head over to twitter and ... [read more]
Last week I wrote a post on ‘embracing digital art‘ at our Web 2.0 Expo’s. This week at Web 2.0 Expo Europe we present our virtual break rooms — a web-based audio tour of the Berliner Congress Center. Plug in your headsets and visit www.ramagottfried.com/bcc for a ‘virtual break’ from the conference craze. Presented are recordings of the Berliner Congress Center from various unique sonic locations in the architecture of the building w... [read more]
Guten Tag! There is much going on today at the BCC as Web 2.0 Expo Europe kicks off. I wanted to write a short summary of the special things available to our guests that you might not have heard of: * Community Lounge - located on the bottom level, you can power up, have meetings and use a workstation. * Backchannel - use Twitter to comment on your session - tag it with #w2eb or any other session tag and hear what others are saying about the conf... [read more]
The sun has risen, signaling the start of Web 2.0 Expo Europe 2008. And with the launch of this year’s event - we also bring to you Six Groups LiveCommunity, our official backchannel. We’ve put this in place to give all of our guests an opportunity to connect, chat and discuss the conference sessions, as they are taking place. It’s super easy to use this backchannel as it’s been integrated into our Crowdvine social network. When you go to the con... [read more]
Join Web 2.0 Expo and Lifestream.fm (Mister Wong) for a casual and fun pre-Web 2.0 Expo Europe Drinkup this coming Tuesday, October 14th at QBA. Free beer and wine from 8pm to 9pm for the first 100 guests to sign up! WHERE: QBA, Oranienburger Strasse 45, 10117 Berlin-Mitte S-Oranineburger Strasse, U-Oranienburger Tor WHEN: Tuesday, October 14th starting at 8pm HOSTS: Janetti Chon, [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. A... [read more]
Thanks everyone who came out to our drinkup last evening. It was much fun, and so nice to meet the Web/blogging community that resides in Berlin (and those who came in from outside to play as well!) There seems to be a really great buzz around Web 2.0 Expo Europe this year … and with just [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
I made the mistake of selecting tags that are actually a little too long to be useful on Twitter… Officially, we printed in our program guide that we will be using “web2expoeu” and “web2expoeu08″ For some reason this made sense at the time. Then I got a suggestion from one our blog partners that we should use “w2eb“… [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Hi Berlin. I’d love to meet more of the folks in and around this city so I plan to camp out at Coffee Karma in Friedrichshain this Sunday, 12 Oktober from 14:00 - 18:00. Please stop in and say hello, have a cup of coffee, tea, bionade, *insert beverage of choice here* … Coffee Karma, Sonntagstraße 30, 10245 [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Follow Web 2.0 Expo Europe’s official Twitter account for event-specific updates! We’ll follow everyone back who wants to be a part of this event community so you can direct message or @ (reply) to us. How do you send a DM? Formula: “d w2e_europe08 message” OR send us a public comment and we’ll find your message. Formula: “@w2e_europe08 message” *tweet***tweet***tweet*** Image courtesy [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 W... [read more]
Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 p.m. “Dachkammer” Simon-Dach-Str. 39 10245 Berlin 030 2961673 Hosts: Matt Mullenweg, Founder, WordPress / Automattic Janetti Chon, Community Manager, Web 2.0 Expo Thank you Yamile Yemoonyah for organizing this :) Bloggers unite! posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Interested in speaking at Web 2.0 Expo? Call for Participation (which means we are accepting speaker submissions) for Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco is currently open and will close at midnight PST on Wednesday, October 8th. Details on tracks and the online submission form can be found here. Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco runs March 31 - April [...] posted in San Francisco by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Update: 35% startup-dedicated discount available. Please see Startup Ignite page for details. Calling all European Startups! We’ve just launched an evening session dedicated to startups - opening day on the main stage. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 10th We know it’s literally THIS week but we wanted to do something special for the startup community and have [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rig... [read more]
It was brought to our attention that to attend Web 2.0 Expo Europe you may require an invitation letter to secure a visitor’s visa. We can help! Please leave a comment with your country of residence and someone from our team will follow up to request additional information. Thanks! posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Hi all, Sorry if you had difficulty recently in getting into our social networking site Crowdvine for Web 2.0 Expo Europe. There was a backend problem and we got it fixed last night. There should be no more problems, but if there are, please leave a comment on this post so we can address it immediately! Thanks much! posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Web 2.0 Expo Europe is the gathering place for the European community and beyond to come together and discuss what’s happening, and what’s about to happen, on the Web and in our community. In that spirit, we offer you our Community Lounge – a place to hang out, network and hold meetings. Some details: - Wireless available [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Update from John Battelle’s searchblog: Launch Pad companies are reviewed and judged by leadings VCs (Khosla Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, NEA, Omidyar Network, Panorama Capital, and Sequoia Capital), but there is no requirement of a “funding need.” The goal is to honor six great private companies, not six great private companies who need funding. ~ ~ [...] posted in Summit by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
This is a letter to our Web 2.0 Expo Europe community. We are extremely excited to be returning to Berlin for the second year. This year we renamed our conference Web 2.0 Expo Europe to emphasize our efforts to create a robust, content-strong, and community-oriented pan-European event. Led by blog mavens Suw Charman, Nicole Simon, and Stephanie [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Hi! If you haven’t registered for Web 2.0 Expo Europe, here’s a friendly nudge to let you know that early bird registration ends on Thursday, September 25. Prices will go up a bit and we want to make sure you sign up if you’ve been thinking about attending. Here’s the link to registration. Content updates are on [...] posted in Berlin by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
We’re still resurfacing from the madness of a great and successful event. Thanks for coming and sharing in the experience. We could not have launched this show without all of you. Hope you enjoyed! Web2Expo Interviews from Michelle DeForest on Vimeo. posted in New York by Janetti Chon ©2008 Web 2.0 Expo Blog. All Rights Reserved.
Event wrap up video found here: http://blog.web2expo.com/2008/09/thankyouweb2expony/ Follow up posts and answers to any outstanding questions coming. Thanks so much for making it out and being a part of this great inaugural event. ~ Janetti + team.
On Thursday of the Web 2.0 conference, Microsoft was giving away a wireless mouse at their booth. I was able to grab one, but they went quick. Anyway, I wasn't thinking and threw away the directions before I put in the batteries. Does anyone know where to put the batteries and how? Thanks
Web 2.0 technologies taken into the enterprise drives profitability; however, only through focused, goal driven, time-bound collaboration which is different than typical Web 2.0 solutions. Enterprise 2.0 is the framework to build productive Enterprise collaboration solutions that drive improved productivity. Inspira believes that a core product with customization for specific verticals will meet the needs for agile corporate networking that yield... [read more]
Hi guys - Josh promised to send the presentation on Designing for Community to those who gave business cards - did anyone get it? If so could you re-send? roddis.ian(a)gmail.com. Thanks
I found all the sessions to be extremely valuable. Unfortunately, I could not attend all of them!!! :-) Wondering if anyone is interested in swapping notes from the different sessions. My note taking techniques were capturing speaker highlights along with corresponding slide highlights. Also love to capture a great site, blog or book mentioned. Let me know. - John