San Francisco, CA, August 31, 2009 — O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, co-producers of the Web 2.0 Summit, are asking for help in choosing three charities that embody the spirit of Web Squared to partner with for this year's Web 2.0 Summit, happening October 20-22, 2009, at the Westin Market Street in San Francisco. Proposals are being accepted at the Web 2.0 Summit Facebook page at bit.ly/W2Charities. Deadline for submissions is September 7. Web Squared, this year's event theme and the title of the white paper by Tim O'Reilly and John Battelle, addresses the evolution of the Web from the emergence of Web 2.0 to its current and future state. The authors see a new direction for the Web, one that opens new business opportunities and new possibilities for impacting the world's most pressing problems. Web 2.0 Summit is therefore looking for charity organizations that are innovative and affecting change on a broad scale as partners for this year's big event.
"The inspiration behind Web Squared made it clear that we must embrace not only disruptive change, but also a 'pay it forward' attitude if we're going to create change on a global scale," said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Summit program chair. "We're looking forward to partnering with organizations that are embracing change and putting inspiration into action."
Moderated by John Battelle of Federated Media and Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc., the event welcomes an unprecedented lineup of leaders to discuss how the Web is evolving according to Web Squared, including:
In its sixth year, the invitation-only event investigates how the Web is making business more efficient, culture more vibrant, and society more tolerant. Attendance at Web 2.0 Summit is limited to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialog among participants. General attendee registration is by invitation only; interested parties may request an invitation at web2summit.com. Media credentials are also extended by invitation only.
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