Web 2.0 Summit 2009 Onsite Information

Thank you for joining us for Web 2.0 Summit. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at the conference.

Conference Location and Room Info

Web 2.0 Summit 2009 will be held at The Westin SF Market Street in San Francisco, CA. Please visit the Hotel & Travel page for reservations, directions, and parking information.

  • Attendee, Press, Sponsor, and Exhibitor Registration - Lobby Level
  • Speaker Lounge - Concordia Room (Level 2)
  • Media Center - Civic Room (Level 2)
  • General Sessions - Metropolitan Ballroom (Level 2)
  • Sponsored Sessions - Metropolitan Ballroom III (Level 2) & Franciscan Room (Level 3)
  • Sponsor Gallery - Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer (Level 2)

Registration / Check-In Hours
Lobby Level

Make sure to stop by Registration to pick up your badge, conference program, and other materials

  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Speaker Registration / Check-In
Concordia Room (Level 2)

If you are speaking at Web 2.0 Summit, please stop by the Speaker Lounge to collect your badge, get conference materials, and check in with JB Wheatley or Shirley Bailes, Speaker Managers.

Speaker Lounge Hours:

  • Tuesday: 1:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 5:00pm

Media Registration / Check-In
Civic Room (Level 2)

If you are registered as media for Web 2.0 Summit please stop by the Media Center to collect your badge, get conference materials, and check in with Maureen Jennings, Natalia Wodecki, or Joy Tanner.

Media Center Hours:

  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sponsor Gallery
Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer

Stop by the Sponsor Gallery during Breakfast, Lunch, and AM / PM Breaks to explore the latest products and services from exhibitors and sponsors.

Sponsor Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 6:30pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 5:45pm

Sponsored Lounges

SAP, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and Nokia invite you to join them and other Web 2.0 Summit participants in their sponsored lounges. Discuss the happenings of Web 2.0 Summit and chat with other attendees while hearing about the latest from these sponsors.

  • SAP Discovery Lounge: Olympic Room (Level 2)
  • J-Lounge (sponsored by Juniper): Stanford Room (Level 3)
  • Microsoft Lounge: City Room (Level 3)
  • Ovi Lounge by Nokia: Cornell Room (Level 3)

Served in the Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer (Level 2)

  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 8:30am (Sponsored by Yahoo!)
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 8:30am

Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer (Level 2)

Morning Breaks

  • Wednesday: 9:30am - 9:45am & 10:45am - 11:00am
  • Thursday: 10:15am - 10:45am

Afternoon Breaks

  • Wednesday: 3:00pm - 3:25pm
  • Thursday: 3:30pm - 4:00am

Franciscan, San Francisco, and Outside Courtyard

  • Wednesday: 1:00pm - 2:30pm - (Sponsored by Thomson Reuters)
  • Thursday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm - (Sponsored by Yahoo!)

Opening Night Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Intel)

Have a drink and some delectable nibbles as you re-connect with other Summit attendees.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  • Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Location: Outside Courtyard

Opening Night Dinner & a Conversation with Carly Fiorina (Sponsored by SAP)

Continue and deepen the conversation at the Web 2.0 Summit Opening Night Dinner, sponsored by SAP. Join us for dinner and a conversation with Carly Fiorina, Chairman and CEO, Carly Fiorina Enterprises.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Location: Metropolitan Ballroom

Web After Dark (Sponsored by Canaan Partners)

Where will you be after dark? Get tangled up in Web After Dark, the official opening night after-party at the St. Regis, San Francisco. See the Web After Dark Event Page for more details. RSVP REQUIRED.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
  • Time: 9:00pm - 12:30am
  • Location: St. Regis Hotel, 125 Third Street, Second Floor, Gallery 11

Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by Comcast)

After the main stage goes dark for the day, keep the conversation going at this reception, sponsored by Comcast. Join us in the Outside Courtyard. Enjoy a beverage (or two!) and savory snacks while you network with fellow attendees.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
  • Time: 6:15pm - 7:30pm
  • Location: Outside Courtyard

Microsoft Bing Party

Microsoft Bing invites you to attend an exclusive party at San Francisco's famed venue, Ruby Skye. Registration is required so please stop by The City Room on the 3rd floor to pick up your RSVP code.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
  • Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am
  • Location: Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street

Closing Cocktail Reception

Microsoft Bing invites you to attend an exclusive party at San Francisco's famed venue, Ruby Skye. Registration is required so please stop by The City Room on the 3rd floor to pick up your RSVP code.

  • Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Outside Courtyard

EFF Pioneer Awards

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday October 22nd at 7 pm in a fundraiser honoring the 2009 Pioneer Award winners: Limor "Ladyada" Fried, Harri Hursti and Carl Malamud. Tickets to the Pioneer Awards ceremony and Reid Hoffman's keynote are available in advance. See the event detail page for more information.

  • Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Location: Franciscan Room

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless connectivity to the Internet will be available throughout the conference areas of the Westin San Francisco Market Street. Internet access in your hotel room is available through the hotel for an additional fee.

Customize Your Online Schedule

Try our online personal scheduler to help you plan your time at Web 2.0 Summit. Mark the sessions and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar symbol next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page to generate your own customized schedule.

Web 2.0 Summit Attendee Directory

Connect with other conference participants before, during, and after the event via the online Attendee Network. You can post a public profile and photo of yourself, communicate with other participants, share your Twitter posts, and manage the contacts you make.:

How to Access the Attendee Directory

Make sure you have chosen to opt-in to the Directory use these features. To opt-in:

  1. Go to the Attendee Directory
  2. If prompted, login to your O'Reilly Conferences account with the user name and password you used to register for Web 2.0 Summit (note: if you are already logged in, you will skip this step)
  3. Once logged in, click on the "Participate in Attendee Directory" button at the bottom of the page.

Comment on and Rate the Sessions You Attend

Give your feedback about any session and speaker throughout the conference. Click on the stars in the "Rate this Session" box at the upper right of any program detail page. Scroll to the bottom of any session detail page to leave a public comment about the session and/or speaker, or to post a question.

Web 2.0 Summit Sessions Media Online

Presentation files and select video will be made available on www.web2summit.com after the session has concluded and the speaker has given us the files (Please note some speakers choose not to share their presentations).

Web 2.0 Summit Tags

If you are tweeting from the conference, posting blogs and/or photos while you're at Web 2.0 Summit, be sure to use the official conference tag: #w2s

Become a Web 2.0 Summit Follower, Fan, and Contact

Try Aardvark!

Have a question for your fellow attendees? Try Aardvark! We have set up a special Aardvark group exclusively for Web 2.0 Summit participants. Go to www.vark.com/websquared to ask any question and have it sent in real-time to the perfect person attending the conference.

Overall Conference Evaluations

Help us improve next year's event! We'll be providing a link during and after the conference to an online evaluation form. Fill it out with your comments and suggestions and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to Web 2.0 Summit 2010.

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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.

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