Why you should come and speak at web2open17.09.2007 As part of the 'big' Web 2.0 Expo, web2open is an integral part and reason enough to come to Berlin this November. ;) Seriously, besides being able to attend the Expo, web2open, the keynotes of the O'Reilly conference and several party opportunities, you should consider coming to web2open not only to attend, but to present something.
When will those sessions happen?
The web2open slots happen at the same time as the slots of the normal conference, except for the keynotes. Both kind of attendees (O'Reilly conference and web2open) will have the chance to visit the sessions they like, attend keynotes and lunch as well as the Expo. During this unconference on the Expo ground, we will have approximately 36 slots available in three spaces, plus a room for so called round table discussions.
Why speak at all at an unconference?
web2open is not only a space for Europeans to meet, learn and network, but also can be seen as a training ground. Many people would like to speak at bigger conferences, but need to start somewhere - and this is a good chance to do so, especially since everything is in English.
What kind of topic?
Anything 2.0ish goes. But preferable something with a European perspective, the idea of open source and barcamp in mind. Please do not use this as a tool for a product / sales pitch - because people in the room will just leave. Have a look as well at "web2open EU: Submit a proposal for the pre chosen session".
How do I present / where can I sign up?
Enter yourself as an attendee on the wiki, and if you like put something in the session page. Use the time to discuss your session idea(s) on your blog and gather feedback.
Then, on the day of the event, come and put your session up on the board and present.
What about those pre set sessions?
We will reserve some slots for so called pre-set speakers. These are made available to give some speakers the chance to be 'set' as well as challenge them to go through the process of a "call for proposal" as well. See here for more details.
Any questions? Feel free to ask! (see get in touch)