December 19, 2006

Location Is Going Everywhere at the 2007 O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference

Sebastopol, CA--The O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference brings together the people, projects, and issues building the new technological foundations and creating value in the location industry. The Where 2.0 call for participation is now open and the program committee is seeking speakers to debate and discuss what's viable in the location space now, and what's lurking just below the radar. Where 2.0 takes place May 29-30, 2007 at the Fairmont in San Jose, California. Proposals are due no later than January 5, 2007; registration opens in February 2007.

O'Reilly Media is now accepting proposals from people interested in leading the charge into the location frontier: GIS veterans, technology evangelists, developers and hackers, neogeographers, CxOs, business developers, entrepreneurs, activists, and artists. Where 2.0 is a two-day, single-track conference featuring a unique combination of high profile keynotes with established players, lightning talks, panel discussions, demos, high order bits, the Where Fair, and much more.

"The thrust of the program for the 2007 conference will answer the question, 'Where's the value?' Every lasting fantastic technical innovation has built value around it, and the new world of networked geographic tools follows the same rule," notes program chair Brady Forrest. "We'll be looking at the latest Where 2.0 technology, businesses, and content with an emphasis on these questions: How can developers make money at this? What applications have legs? How can enterprises make money using this?"

Some of the technologies and transformations on the program committee's radar include:

Now in it's third year, the O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference is where the grassroots and leading edge developers building location aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge. In the O'Reilly conference tradition, Where 2.0 presents leading trends rather than chasing them. There's no better place to meet the people behind the mash-ups, the people behind the platforms, and the people looking ahead to the future of geospatial.

Additional Resources:

For complete conference details, visit: http://conferences.oreilly.com/where

Read the Where conference blog for the latest event announcements and news: http://www.oreillynet.com/conferences/blog/where_20/

For an overview of this space, read The State of Where 2.0 (PDF) co-written by program chair Brady Forrest.

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