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Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

October 5
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning Workshops

Web 2.0's workshops are designed to be conversations, not lectures. Each is led by a moderator with expertise in the workshop topic, but no formal presentations will be given. Instead, the workshop will address open questions and explore the latest developments in each of these very Web 2.0 subjects.

Examples include "VC 2.0: An Entrepreneurs' Market?"; "Search By Another Name: New Ideas in Search";"Applications 2.0: Ajax And Beyond (The Business Case)"; and our inagural LAUNCHPAD- where 12 new companies will show their wares.

12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Workshops
4:30 p.m. Sessions

Welcome! John Battelle , Tim O'Reilly
Time: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

A Conversation with Barry Diller Barry Diller
Time: 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Show Me/High Order Bit/UI Minute Sky Dayton , Bran Ferren, Philip Rosedale, Sam Schillace
Time: 5:15pm - 5:45pm

A Conversation with Omid Kordestani Omid Kordestani
Time: 5:45pm - 6:15pm

back to top 6:15 p.m. Events

Opening Cocktail Reception- Hosted by Outcast Communications
Time: 6:15pm - 7:30pm

Web 2.0 Dinner, Hosted by MSN Search, Featuring a Conversation with Microsoft Ray Ozzie , Gary Flake, Yusuf Mehdi
Time: 7:45pm - 9:30pm

Google After Hours Lounge
Time: 9:30pm - 11:00pm

October 6
7:30 a.m. Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. Sessions

A Conversation with Terry Semel Terry Semel
Time: 8:30am - 9:00am

And Now, A Word From Your.....
Time: 9:00am - 9:30am

Discussion: Can Open Source Stay Open? Mitchell Baker , Tim O'Reilly, Jonathan Schwartz
Time: 9:30am - 10:15am

High Order Bit Mary Meeker
Time: 10:15am - 10:30am

10:30 a.m. Break Sponsor Gallery Open
11:00 a.m. Sessions

Show Me/High Order Bits David L. Sifry , Tom Barton, Hossein Eslambolchi
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Discussion: Open vs. Closed Models Danny Rimer , Jeff Barr, Toni Schneider
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Show Me/HIgh Order Bit/UI Minute Jeremy Allaire , Jason Fried, Steve Lavine
Time: 12:15pm - 12:45pm

12:45 p.m. Lunch- Hosted by Ask Jeeves  
2:15 p.m. Sessions

Show Me: Macromedia Kevin Lynch
Time: 2:15pm - 2:25pm

Discussion: Will Gaming Transform the Web? Mark Stevens , Greg Ballard, Mike Cassidy, Raph Koster
Time: 2:25pm - 3:10pm

Discussion: The Future of Entertainment Mark Cuban , Reed Hastings, Michael Powell, Evan Williams
Time: 3:10pm - 3:45pm

3:45 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Sessions

A Conversation with Jonathan Miller Jonathan F. Miller
Time: 4:15pm - 4:45pm

A Conversation With Jeff Mallett and Mickey Hart Jeffrey Mallett , Mickey Hart
Time: 4:45pm - 5:15pm

VIP Party, Hosted by NewsGator
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

back to top 6:00 p.m. Events

Cocktail Reception at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts- Hosted by AT&T
Time: 6:00pm - 7:45pm

Birds of a Feather Discussion Groups
Time: 8:30pm

October 7
7:30 a.m. Breakfast  
8:30 a.m. Sessions

Show Me/High Order Bits/UI Minute Stewart Butterfield , Dick Hardt, Dianah Neff, Seth J. Sternberg
Time: 8:30am - 9:15am

A Conversation with Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla
Time: 9:15am - 9:45am

From the Labs Gene Becker , Alan Eustace, Usama Fayyad, Prabhakar Raghavan
Time: 9:45am - 10:30am

10:30 a.m. Break Sponsor Gallery Open
11:00 a.m. Sessions

The Alumni Report Joe Kraus , Kim Polese
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am

Show Me/High Order Bit/UI Minute Rolf Herken , Satish Dharmaraj, John Kish, Jim Lanzone
Time: 11:30am - 12:15pm

12:15 p.m. Lunch Lunch BOF- Hosted by Fenwick & West
1:45 p.m. Sessions

Discussion: Prosumer Media Mena Trott , Mark Fletcher, Rich Skrenta
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm

Discussion: What the Teens Want, Featuring a Panel of Teenagers Safa Rashtchy
Time: 2:30pm - 3:15pm

3:15 p.m. Break Sponsor Gallery Open
3:45 p.m. Sessions

High Order Bits/Show Me/UI Minute Bram Cohen , Scott Cook, Konstantin Guericke, Mark A. Phillips
Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

A Conversation with Pierre Omidyar Pierre Omidyar
Time: 4:30pm - 5:00pm

back to top 5:00 p.m. Events

Yahoo! Closing Reception
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


MSN Search
Ask Jeeves Inc.
Sxip Networks
Laszlo Systems
AT&T - The world's networking  company
Fenwick & West LLP

Media Sponsors

Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
boing boing
I Want Media
Online Publishers Association
Fast Company

Spnsor Opportunities

Web 2.0 Sponsor Opportunities--Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 conference. Call Amber Rattu at 415-905-2647, email or click here for more info.

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Ben Stricker: or Suzanne Axtell:

Due to the overwhelming number of requests for press passes for the Web 2.0 Conference, press credentials for the conference are no longer available.

Speaker Opportunities

Speaking opportunities are by invitation only. Speaker suggestions can be forwarded to Vee McMillen at


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