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2007 O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference: Registration is Open

Press release: February 20, 2007

Sebastopol, CA -- Registration is now open for the 2007 O'Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, happening May 29-30, 2007 at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. Now in its third year, the Where 2.0 Conference will bring together the leading edge developers building location-aware technology with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking location apps, platforms, and hardware that will help them capture a competitive edge.

Where 2.0 is a two-day, single-track conference featuring a unique combination of high profile keynotes, lightning talks, panel discussions, demos, and audience interaction. In the O'Reilly tradition, leading trends will be presented from the most innovative and interesting players in this technology space.

This year's featured speakers include:

  • Kevin Bankston, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Mike Liebhold, Institute for the Future
  • Steven Johnson,; author of "The Ghost Map"
  • Erik Jorgensen, Microsoft Corporation
  • John Hanke, Google
  • Jeremy Kreitler, Yahoo!
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
  • Raffi Krikorian, Synthesis Studios, Inc.
  • Tim Foresman, International Center for Remote Sensing Education
  • Schuyler Erle, MetaCarta
  • James Greiner, MapQuest
  • Don Cooke, TeleAtlas
  • Rich Skrenta,
  • Mikel Maron, Mapstraction and GeoRSS
  • Andrew Turner, Mapstraction; author of "Introduction to Neogeography"
  • Di-Ann Eisnor, Platial
  • John Krumm and Eric Klein, Microsoft Research
  • Michael Graham, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Scott Dunlap, Geovectors

The conference also features ample time for networking, informal events, and the famed Where Fair--a science fair-style event where the creators of cutting-edge, location-based projects will showcase their emerging location technology. Where Fair projects will be selected from research, academia, and yet-to-be-discovered entrepreneurs who are working out of garages and university labs.

The Where 2.0 Conference will provide a unique environment for attendees to meet the people who are influencing the future of geospace. Conference participants are expected to include developers, neogeographers, product managers, technology scouts, CxOs, researchers, venture capitalists, academics, artists, community activists, and entreprenuers who are curious about how to incorporate location tools into existing technology.

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

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Upcoming O'Reilly conferences:

  • O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference, February 27-March 1, 2007 in Burlingame, California
  • OReilly Emerging Technology Conference, March 26-29, 2007 in San Diego
  • Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by O'Reilly Media and CMP Technology, April 15-18, 2007 in San Francisco, CA
  • MySQL Conference & Expo, April 23-26, 2007 in Santa Clara, California
  • RailsConf, May 17-20, 2007 in Portland, OR
  • O?Reilly TOC Conference, June 18-20, 2007 in San Jose, CA
  • Ubuntu Live, co-produced by Canonical, July 22-24 in Portland, OR
  • O'Reilly Open Source Convention, July 23-27, 2007 in Portland, OR
  • O'Reilly Energy Innovation Conference, August 22-24, 2007 in San Francisco, CA
  • RailsConf Europe, September 17-19, 2007 in Berlin, Germany

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