Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Web 2.0 Summit 2008 (schedule subject to change). Please note that Workshops on Wednesday November 5 will be scheduled shortly.

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Create your own Web 2.0 Summit schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the workshops (coming soon), sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend at Web 2.0 Summit by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page and get your own customized schedule generated.

Wednesday, 11/05/2008

7:30am

Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Sunset Court
Continental Breakfast (1h)

8:30am

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Pacific Heights
Ross Mayfield (SlideShare, Inc.)
Web 2.0 holds the promise of dramatically increasing business productivity and stimulating greater innovation. Today business organizations shape society more than any other outside force, and social software has demonstrated the ability to create a sweeping change throughout organizational cultures. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Twin Peaks
Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures), Aldas Kirvaitis (Forticom Lithuania), Benjamin Wegg-Prosser (SUP), David Jones (Friendster, Inc.)
Growth potential outside of Western Europe and the US is far greater and things are happening faster. Through acquisitions, partnerships, and local offices, online players are monetizing their reach where no money was to be found before, discovering new opportunities and new ways to do business. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Ralston
Nancy Duarte (Duarte Design)
We live in the most innovative time in history. That, coupled with pressure from a global economy, means our corporate stories need to be told well and resonate deeply. Many times presentations are the final impression a customer has of you or your firm. Read more.

10:00am

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Sea Cliff
Jonah Stein (Its the ROI), Matt Cutts (Google), Steve Huffman (Hipmunk), Jonathan Hochman (Hochman Consultants), Sanjay Sehgal (Pramana, Inc)
The tremendous success of Web 2.0 and the large number of visitors to popular sites have made it a prime target for spammers, vandals and hackers who want to exploit the trust implicit in this ecosystem for personal gain. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Pacific Heights
Paul Parker-Johnson (Juniper Networks)
Web applications continue their phenomenal transformation. What was once a simple http: update is now a fully collaborative, rich media experience. Under the covers, the challenge of assuring a flawless user experience now places huge demands on the network. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Twin Peaks
Chas Edwards (Federated Media), David Knox (Procter & Gamble Corporate Marketing), Craig Atkinson (OMD), Michael Hoefflinger (Intel), Curt Hecht (VivaKi Nerve Center )
Brand managers and senior agency execs from Top 100 consumer brands will share their insights on the risks and rewards of venturing beyond banner ads into the realm of conversational marketing. How much control is worth giving up in order to tap into social-media amplification? Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Presidio
Ori Amiga (Microsoft)
Take a deep dive into Microsoft’s latest offering for developers – the Live Framework and Mesh Services. It’s not just the Web anymore. It’s a world of connected digital devices. Learn how to use Live Services and program for any device, platform, runtime, and in any programming language. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Marina
Rod Smith (IBM Emerging Internet Technologies ), Guido Jouret (Cisco Systems, Inc)
Mashups and live video have each seen phenomenal growth in the enterprise. Together, mashups and live video are a powerful combination for creating customized business applications ranging from telepresence to video surveillance. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Ralston
Guy Kawasaki (Alltop), Rashmi Sinha (SlideShare, Inc.), Jason Yan (Disqus), Tony Wright (RescueTime), Kevin Hale (Infinity Box Inc.), Garry Tan (Posterous.com), Jeff Vyduna (Poll Everywhere), Kelly Bennett (MightyQuiz), Drew Houston (Dropbox), Ryo Koyama (Yoics)
Watch the demos of ten companies that started in the worst of times with less than $50,000. This is the New, New, New Economy where $50,000, MySQL, Rails, PHP, WordPress, Twitter, and passion go a long, long way. Read more.

11:30am

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Sea Cliff
Raven Zachary (raven.me), Bill Dudney (Gala Factory Software LLC), Matt Murphy (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Tom Conrad (Pandora Media)
This year marked the release of iPhone 3G and with it, Apple's launch of the App Store, an online marketplace of downloadable applications for iPhone and iPod touch. In just a few months since the debut of the App Store, thousands of third-party native applications are already available. 2008 will be known as the year that mobile computing changed forever. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Pacific Heights
Frank Addante (Rubicon Project), Curt Hecht (VivaKi Nerve Center ), David Jakubowski (Specific Media), Joanne Bradford (Yahoo! Inc.)
For years we’ve been talking about advertising budgets from televisions, newspapers, and radio moving to the web. But are they? Now that the economy has slowed down people are saying online advertising will grow because it’s more accountable? Do advertisers and their agencies actually think this way? Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Twin Peaks
Dave McClure (500 Hats), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Paul Graham
How are today's angel investors, startup incubators, and VCs different from (or similar to) previous incubators & angel funds from the 90's dot-com boom/bust? Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Presidio
Adrian Ludwig (Adobe Systems), Cathy Brooks (Seesmic), Johann Romefort (Seesmic), Carnet Williams (Sprout), Clive Goodinson (Pixton Comics Inc)
From video and audio, to animation and RIA, the Flash Platform powers the most compelling user experiences on the web. With 99% reach and a consistent programming model, Flash also provides one of the fastest ways to bring a new web application to market. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Sponsored
Location: Marina
Chris Kibarian (FindLaw), Iain Thomson (vnunet.com), Penny Herscher (FirstRain, Inc.), David Marks (Loomia), Fabio Rosati (Elance Inc.), James Powell (President and CTO ), Shenly Glenn (University of California, San Francisco)
On this panel, professional service leaders from the Legal, Scientific and Financial worlds will debate the challenges faced by their industries in fully leveraging the power of Web 2.0 technology and the often stark wall of doubt Web 2.0 mania runs into when it slams into the stolid reality of conservative, established industries. Read more.
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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Workshop
Location: Ralston
Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing tv), Timothy Shey (YouTube Next Lab), David Prager (Revision3), Robin Sloan (Current), Greg Goodfried (EQAL), Miles Beckett (EQAL), Andrew Baron (Rocketboom)
Turn the clock back ten years to Internet Video, circa 1998: the first internet celebrity sex tape scandal hit (Pamela Anderson), the first direct-to-web music video release from a Billboard top ten artist happened (Van Halen), Al Gore asked NASA to launch a satellite to beam back 24/7 web video, and viral web entertainment mostly meant "Hampsterdance." Much has changed in a decade. Read more.

2:30pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
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2:45pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Larry Brilliant (Google.org)
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3:20pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
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3:35pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
Rajesh Jain (Netcore Solutions )
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3:50pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Heilemann (New York Magazine), John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
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4:50pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Jerry Yang (Yahoo! Inc. )
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5:30pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Gold Ballroom
Have a drink and some delectable nibbles as you re-connect with other conference participants. Don’t forget to check out the latest products and services from the Web 2.0 Summit sponsors. Read more.

8:15pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Grand Ballroom
As we have been planning the Web 2.0 Summit this year, we are continually inspired by a theme that asks us to look beyond our immediate needs and into a space that transforms limits into opportunities. It is in that spirit that we have decided to host an auction during the conference to benefit a few innovative and worthwhile organizations. Read more.

9:00pm

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Wednesday, 11/05/2008
Location: Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, Marina
Wander suite to suite enjoying cocktails and snacks while mingling with other attendees, speakers, and press. Read more.

Thursday, 11/06/2008

8:30am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Paul Otellini (Intel Corporation)
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9:20am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Ralph de la Vega (AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets)
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9:50am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Other
Location: Grand Ballroom
Marc Hodosh (TED MED, X PRIZE), Carol McCall (Humana Inc. ), Joanna Mountain (23andMe), Daniel Kraft (Stanford Medical School)
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11:00am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
High Order Bit
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
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11:20am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
Ken Auletta (The New Yorker), Joel Hyatt (Current TV), Evan Williams (The Obvious Corporation)
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11:55am

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
High Order Bit
Location: Grand Ballroom
Saul Griffith (Makani Power/Squid Labs)
Average rating: *****
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MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Saul Griffith will demonstrate a new, free digital application that allows anyone to more broadly understand their real energy footprint. The rich online audit calculates personal energy consumption from flying, driving, powering a home, eating, shopping, working and even one’s share of the energy necessary to make our society function. Read more.

1:45pm

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
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2:15pm

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Paul Maritz (VMware, Inc.), Marc Benioff (salesforce.com), Kevin Lynch (Adobe), Dave Girouard (Google Enterprise)
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3:00pm

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Jack Klues (VivaKi)
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4:00pm

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Thursday, 11/06/2008
Launch Pad
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures), Chris Albinson (Panorama Capital), Michael L. Goguen (Sequoia Capital), Todor Tashev (Omidyar Network), Patrick Chung (New Enterprise Associates), Erik Straser (MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures)
This year, we continue the tradition of Launch Pad at Web 2.0 Summit. VCs and the audience will provide real-time feedback to participating companies. Read more.

Friday, 11/07/2008

8:30am

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Michael Pollan (In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals)
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9:30am

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Padmasree Warrior (Cisco Systems, Inc. ), Shane Robison (HP)
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10:45am

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Elon Musk (Tesla Motors)
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11:15am

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
John Heilemann (New York Magazine), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), Gavin Newsom (City and County of San Francisco), Joe Trippi (Trippi and Associates)
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11:55am

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
Max Levchin (Slide), Vic Gundotra (Google), David Treadwell (Microsoft - Live Platform Services), Amit Kapur (Gravity), Elliot Schrage (Facebook)
Max Levchin predicted more than two years ago that social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace would become the new operating systems of the web, attracting tens of thousands of developers and offering hundreds of millions of users a new starting point for communication, entertainment and utility. Read more.

2:20pm

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Conversation
Location: Grand Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Shai Agassi (Better Place)
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2:50pm

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Panel
Location: Grand Ballroom
Brady Forrest (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Greg Skibiski (Sense Networks), Ted Morgan (Skyhook Wireless), April Allderdice (MicroEnergy Credits), Rich Miner (Google)
Location provides context to our every action. Our mobile phones and laptops are with us almost everywhere. It's taken years but finally location-aware apps are available and given their popularity we can expect to see location-awareness in the majority of mobile apps in the next decade. Read more.

4:15pm

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Friday, 11/07/2008
High Order Bit
Location: Grand Ballroom
Isaac Mao (Social Brain Foundation)
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4:30pm

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Friday, 11/07/2008
Other
Location: Grand Ballroom
Al Gore (Current)
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