About The Seventh Annual
Web 2.0 Summit

Only the Web 2.0 Summit brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the Internet industry together in one place at one time. Through incisive plenary sessions, cut-through-the-hype onstage conversations, rapid-fire "high order bits" and "show me" presentations, visionaries and executives across key industries will present their unique perspective on the Web's future-in-flux and how the tools and principles of Web 2.0 are impacting their businesses. You'll learn what business models are working, what's next on the horizon, and how all of this will affect your own business. We've built in plenty of time for catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances, and for connecting with the leaders and technologists redefining the Web's business opportunities. Web 2.0 Summit is co-produced by O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb, in association with Federated Media. It is moderated by Federated Media CEO John Battelle and O'Reilly CEO and founder Tim O'Reilly.

Attendance at Web 2.0 Summit is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. Registration is by invitation only.

Praise for Web 2.0 Summit

"In a calendar overstuffed with Internet and startup conferences, the Web 2.0 Summit still stands as one of the must-attend events for industry leaders." —Chris O'Brien, San Jose Mercury News

"The Web 2.0 Summit 2010 boasted no shortage of star power for its keynote conversations hosted by show creators Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle." —Clint Boulton, eWeek

"Tech world newsmakers have been front and center at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, and they’ve been saying some fascinating or insightful things..." —Levi Sumagaysay, Good Morning Silicon Valley

"...we're literally watching history." —Blake Bensman

"Where do you go when you want to become a better web professional? The answer…lots of places, but the Web 2.0 Summit would be one to put on your list." —Tony Bradshaw

"Once again, the annual Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco provided stimulating technology-oriented thinking on developments in health care, media, the military, clean-tech, music and 'traditional' technology from storage to semiconductors. Given that the event was last week, perhaps the most timely insights involved technology and politics." —Lise Buyer, ABCNews

"One of the best tech conferences in the world, period." —JD Lasica, SocialMedia.biz

"Web 2.0 Summit was a brilliantly orchestrated gathering of many of the thought/business leaders and entrepreneurs who have shaped the internet as we know it today...Truly an extraordinary gathering at an historic time - commencing the day after Barak Obama became President Elect, it seemed the causes and conditions for participatory culture and sustainable living were coming together at last!" —UgoTrade

"...dozens of remarkable, memorable moments in a conference that seems to keep getting better each year." —Fritz Nelson, InformationWeek

"We must thank O'Reilly and TechWeb for organizing this summit for five years. The content gets more quality each year. All presentations, videos and other rich content can be reached on O'Reilly's Web 2.0 2008 site. We will be waiting for Web 2.0 Summit 2009 with impatience." —SiteBoat

Web 2.0 Summit absolutely delivered on the promise that "...the leaders of the Internet economy are turning their attention to the world outside our industry. And conversely, the best minds of our generation are turning to the Web for solutions. At the fifth annual Web 2.0 Summit, we'll endeavor to bring these groups together." They did and I was glad I was there for the event. I'll be a paying attendee again in 2009. —Ted Shelton

"One of the most fascinating events of last week was the WEB 2.0 Summit co-produced by O'REILLY and techweb. The summit gathered some of the most exciting web 2.0 leaders and forward-thinkers of today. You can watch the opening welcome by Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle in the video above. I totally recommend you to browse through the links below which contain videos, articles and reviews about the summit. Truely, a must-attend event which I missed." —Broadband Prime

"Last week I was among the lucky few to attend the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. The line up included the best thinkers in business and technology. I could talk for hours about what I learned, my impressions and the amazing conversations I had with people during the breaks and happy hours. All in all it was one of the most amazing events that I've ever attended and I look forward to making the cut again next year." —MediumTall

Conference Diversity

O'Reilly Media and UBM TechWeb believe in spreading the knowledge of innovators. We believe that innovation is enhanced by a variety of perspectives, and our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations.

We're actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, other open submission processes, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve.

This is an ongoing process. We are talking to our program chairs, program committees, and various innovators, experts, and organizations about this goal and about ways they can help us achieve it.

Here are some ways you can help us build a more diverse conference experience:

  • Recommend appropriate speakers and/or program committee members to the conference chairs (see individual O'Reilly and UBM TechWeb conference sites for program information; you may also send an email to diversity@oreilly.com)
  • Forward our call for proposals to relevant affinity groups with the message that we are looking for a diverse speaker roster
  • Suggest to potential speakers that they submit a proposal during our Call for Participation conference phase (see individual O'Reilly conference sites for details)
  • Organize community-based public speaking trainings and practice events (Ignite is one popular format)
  • Suggest ways that the onsite conference experience can be more welcoming and supportive, free from intimidation and marginalization (send an email to diversity@oreilly.com)
  • Share your ideas and best practices for how we can realize our vision (send an email to diversity@oreilly.com)

We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to bringing balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience.

  • Comcast
  • Bing
  • BlackBerry by Research In Motion
  • Dell
  • Yahoo!
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Canaan Partners
  • iStockphoto
  • Ixaris
  • Meebo
  • Quova
  • TokBox
  • Unity Medical
  • Visa
  • .CO
  • Aperture
  • Ask.com
  • Omidyar Network
  • SendGrid
  • TriNet HR Corporation
  • Wyse Technology
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Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 Summit. Call Rob Koziura at (415) 947-6111 or email rkoziura@techweb.com

View a complete list of Web 2.0 Summit contacts.