Networking Events

Make sure you block off your evenings to fill your glass and mingle with thousands of other attendees at the one of these official Web 2.0 Expo networking events. We'll also be adding some other cool events to this page that are happening during Web 2.0 Expo.

Tuesday - Friday, 03/31 - 04/03/2009
Rock your badge and receive special drink deals through the week of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Badge Crawl is brought to you by your friendly Web 2.0 Expo team who want to make sure you get the most mingling and fun out of your time here with us. Visit any of our participating bars and restaurants for drink specials, and venues posted are great for impromptu tweetups! See a list and a map of participating venues
Location: 3rd Level Lobby
All attendees are invited to an opening reception immediately following the keynotes. Grab a drink and catch up with old friends and new. Sponsored by Palm – thank you for giving Web 2.0 Expo-ers a great conference start! Read more.
Location: Mezzanine (444 Jessie Street @ Mint)
If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only got 20 slides and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? For our third year, we’re holding an Ignite at Web 2.0 Expo. Ignite is part lightning talks, part party, presented by Ignite co-creator Brady Forrest.  Ignites happen around the world, and hundreds of five minute talks have delighted audiences in person and online since 2006. Doors open at 7:30 for Conference & Expo Plus Pass holders only. General admission begins at 8:15. Capacity is expected. 21+. Read more.
Location: SF Marriott (55 Fourth Street )
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics, but they are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.
Location: Expo Hall
Quench your thirst with vendor-hosted libations and snacks while you check out all the cool stuff on the expo show floor. This event is open to all attendees. Read more.
Location: SF Marriott (55 Fourth Street )
Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics, but they are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic. Read more.

Community Events

The following events are community-driven events. If you would like more information about these events, please contact the individual groups hosting them.

8:30pm Saturday, 03/28/2009
WebMission09 Kick Off Drinks
Location: Harbor Court Hotel Bar (165 Steuart Street near Mission)
WebMission is back in San Francisco running alongside Web 2.0 Expo.  WebMission seeks to help 20 of the best UK and Irish Enterprise 2.0 companies engage with the many inspiring people and supportive Web 2.0 networks which exist in Silicon Valley. Attending companies make an impressive set, representative of the strong pipeline of successful fast-growing Enterprise and Web 2.0 companies coming out of the UK and Ireland. Stop by and say hello as we kick off our week in San Francisco.
1:00 - 4:00pm Sunday, 03/29/2009
Women 2.0 Co-Working with Co-Founders
Location: Citizen Space (425 2nd Street, #100)
Tired of working by yourself and having no one next to you to bounce ideas off? Join Women 2.0 at Citizen Space for an interactive co-working session. Bring your laptop, power cord, and your startup stories! There will be Red Bull and snacks flowing all day to keep productivity up, as well as lots of women entrepreneurs to provide feedback on your startup idea, prototype, or beta. Are you a guy interested in attending this Women 2.0 event? Bring along your female co-founder or core team member to attend. Get more info.
7:00pm Monday, 3/30/2009
WordPress Opening
Location: Pier38 "Automattic" space (on the Embarcadero @ Townsend)
With all of our good friends in town for Web 2.0 Expo we’d like to get everyone together for drinks and great conversation at our new Pier 38 space. Party starts at 7pm and ends when we run out of drinks and salty snacks.
6:00pm Tuesday, 03/31/2009
TechWeb’s Web 2.0 Warmup Tweetup
Location: W Hotel – first level bar (181 3rd Street)
OK, so it's Tuesday night, just before the main event – Web 2.0 Expo – and what's a social net butterfly like you doing to get ready for the show? Sitting at Starbucks, tweeting from your iPhone? HELL NO! You're coming to TechWeb’s Warmup Tweetup. That's right! Please join Web 2.0 Expo co-chair Jen Pahlka, community manager Janetti Chon, and TechWeb’s David Berlind for some conversation, networking and filming. Yes, filming. David is hoping to capture a few demos to be published as ReviewCams on See you there! Cash bar but the WiFi is free.
6:00pm - 10:00pm Tuesday, 03/31/2009
SF New Media Drinkup
Location: Bubble Lounge (714 Montgomery Street)
Welcome to the SF New Media Club! We are a group of marketing, advertising and entertainment professionals in San Francisco that meet monthly for casual mingling. If you are a brand marketer or work at an ad agency, interactive agency or media company (online or offline) then this is your chance to come and hang out with your peers in a laid-back environment. No speakers, no panels, no agenda. Just drink and relax! RSVP here
6:30pm – 9:30pm Tuesday, 03/31/2009
Girls in Tech Presents The Women of BD
Location: 543 Howard Street, San Francisco Cost: $10 per person
Wonder what it takes for a Girl in Tech to become a successful business development professional? Ever ponder how private and public companies vary their business development strategies? Or maybe you’re just asking yourself what the heck is ‘business development?!’ If any of these questions apply to you then Girls in Tech has the perfect forum for you. Join us for an evening panel and Q&A with some of the savviest, smartest and most spectacular women in Business Development, featuring Bebo, AdBrite and Yelp. More details and to RSVP
7:00-11:00pm Tuesday 03/31/2009
Web Wine & Cheese
Location: PariSoMa (1436 Howard Street & 10th Street)
Join us at PariSoMa (a French-American coworking space) for Web, Wine and Cheese. This will be a great way to connect with other Web 2.0 attendees while sampling a variety of local and French wines and cheeses in our beautiful converted loft space. The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by PariSoMa's own DJ Melanie (Club Neon, All Fall Down, WestAdd Radio). Please see for more info.
11:00pm Wednesday, 04/01/2009
The Web 2.0 afterParty
Location: Secret location (near Mezzanine) to be text messaged after you RSVP
Secret societies of entrepreneurs have helped each other get up and going since before the Great Wall was built. In that spirit, Asse9 (Austin Secret Society of Entrepreneurs 9) hosts you for a healthy afterParty. Food hosted by Benchmark Capital. The carryover party buzz from Brady Forrest's Ignite and Launch Party 2.0 should encourage a nice energetic mix of people. Contact the party secretary Larry Chiang, RSVP and get more details here.
3:30pm-4:30pm Thursday, 04/02/2009
Tekzilla Live!
Location: Keynote Hall
Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger! On stage live, hosts Patrick Norton and Veronica Belmont bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and tricks that improve the tech you already own, and conversations with the most informative experts around. Must have a conference or expo pass to attend. Get a free Expo Only pass.
7:00pm – 10:00pm Thursday, 04/02/2009
Wine 2.0 Expo San Francisco
Location: Location: Crushpad
Over 1,000 wine and tech lovers will gather together for a fantastic evening of good wine and company. Last year we had a jam packed event with over 100 wineries and 40 Wine 2.0 companies in attendance. We hope to see you there (21+). For more information on Wine 2.0 Expo San Francisco please click here (hyper: Web 2.0 Expo attendees can receive 10% off of tickets by using promo code: webtwoexpo.
7:00 - 9:00pm, Thursday, 4/2/2009
Startforce Public Beta After Party Blowout
Location: Ozumos (161 Steuart St.)
Welcome to Web2.0 and the official public Beta launch of the Startforce Webtop in the United States. Come join us on Wednesday 4/1 from 7-9pm for an exclusive invitation to one of the coolest establishments in San Francisco- Ozumo’s (located at 161 Steuart St.) for the Startforce Public Beta After Party Blowout. To get access and the special prices simply come by Booth 316 on the Expo Floor to get your badge sticker. We look forward to celebrating with you.
7:00pm Thursday, 04/02/2009
French 2.0
Location: Club Six (60 Sixth Street / Jessie Street)
Meet all French companies and entrepreneurs in one place to celebrate Web 2.0! Join us for a mixer to discuss the French touch, the magic of Silicon Valley, and the Power of Less at Web 2.0 Expo. Also meet 5 top French companies CEOs you can see at Ubifrance booth in Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco which are ividence, SOOD, Digitrad, Twinsoft and AsAnAngel. There will be music and great company so come on by!
7:00pm – 2:00am Thursday, 04/02/2009
Fusicology Happy Hour
Location: Wish SF (11th & Folsom)
Featuring Om DJs Rob G, Don Kainoa + more 21+.
7:00pm – 9:30pm Friday, 04/03/2009
Web 2.0 Expo Closing Party hosted by Fusicology
Location: Som (16th & South Van Ness)
Featuring DJs from Om Records: Osunlade, J-Boogie, Mauricio Aviles, Rob G & Don Kainoa II 21+.


  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Ascentium
  • Awareness
  • HiveLive, Inc.
  • ImageSpan
  • Jive Software
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Keynote Systems
  • LithiumTechnologies
  • Nokia
  • nomee
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Remy
  • TamTamy
  • Vignette
  • Yola (fka SynthaSite)
  • Znak
  • IBM
  • eBay
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • EffectiveUI
  • Germany Trade & Invest
  • NeuStar
  • ONEsite

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