Presentations: Conversations

As part of the conference, we’re reviving a popular format from last year. Instead of holding just traditional speaker-and-audience sessions, we’re also creating a handful of 50-minute round-table conversations that you can join. But space is limited! We’re signing on an appealing list of Web 2.0 experts, each of whom will introduce a topic and then facilitate a discussion for up to 25 people—which is all the room holds. If you get into one of these sessions, you’ll be expected to lean in and join the conversation, not just sit back and listen. We’ll announce more moderators and specific topics in the coming weeks.

Cindy Gallop (IfWeRanTheWorld)
There’s a different kind of Matrix out there, and it’s the way business operates in the old world order. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Join Cindy Gallop for a conversation on rethinking, reinventing and redesigning your business for the future. Please come prepared to share your own experiences, challenges and questions.
Oliver Hurst-Hiller (
Bring your own experiences and questions to this conversation w/Oliver Hurst-Hiller, the CTO & EVP of Product for
Tantek Çelik (
What’s up with HTML5? Why did the WHATWG drop the “5” not long after W3C’s launch of a new HTML5 logo? What is and isn’t HTML? Bring your questions and passion for the open web, standards leader and HTML5 book author Tantek Çelik will lead a round-table sure-to-be-lively conversation to help sort some of this out.
Tristan Louis (Keepskor)
HTML5, CSS3 & JavaScript are all supported by modern browsers. But the same modern browsers are hampered when it comes to improving performance by the fact that most of the code behind the web is written in a non-standard fashion. Should standard conformance be one of the checks when creating sites or should the development community ignore it and let the browser makers deal with it?
Karin Klein (Bloomberg)
Conversation with Karin Klein, Bloomberg
Conversation with Jessica Faye Carter
Yale Fox (The 194 Group)
A conversation with Yale Fox
Evan Parker (Google), Bill Baxter (Google)
Session led by Evan Parker and Bill Baxter
  • Visa
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • dynaTrace
  • EffectiveUI
  • Elastic Path
  • FireHost
  • IBT
  • Litle & CO
  • Plimus
  • Quest Software
  • Research In Motion
  • SoftLayer
  • Yottaa

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