Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Web 2.0 Summit 2008 (schedule subject to change).

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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.

Sea Cliff
Add Defending Web 2.0 From Virtual Blight to your personal schedule
10:00am Defending Web 2.0 From Virtual Blight Jonah Stein (Its the ROI), Matt Cutts (Google), Steve Huffman (Hipmunk), Jonathan Hochman (Hochman Consultants), Sanjay Sehgal (Pramana, Inc)
Add The iPhone Market Opportunity to your personal schedule
11:30am The iPhone Market Opportunity Raven Zachary (raven.me), Bill Dudney (Gala Factory Software LLC), Matt Murphy (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers), Tom Conrad (Pandora Media)
Ralston
Add Telling Meaningful Visual Stories to your personal schedule
8:30am Telling Meaningful Visual Stories Nancy Duarte (Duarte Design)
Add TechHunch Thrifty: Web 2.0 Companies Started on a Hunch and a Prayer to your personal schedule
10:00am TechHunch Thrifty: Web 2.0 Companies Started on a Hunch and a Prayer 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)
Add The Future of Online Video to your personal schedule
11:30am The Future of Online Video 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)
Twin Peaks
Add World 2.0: Myths and Reality to your personal schedule
8:30am World 2.0: Myths and Reality Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures), Aldas Kirvaitis (Forticom Lithuania), Benjamin Wegg-Prosser (SUP), David Jones (Friendster, Inc.)
Add Consumer Brands Tackle Marketing 2.0 to your personal schedule
10:00am Consumer Brands Tackle Marketing 2.0 Chas Edwards (Federated Media), David Knox (Procter & Gamble Corporate Marketing), Craig Atkinson (OMD), Michael Hoefflinger (Intel), Curt Hecht (VivaKi Nerve Center )
Add Incubator 2.0: Back to the Future! to your personal schedule
11:30am Incubator 2.0: Back to the Future! Dave McClure (500 Hats), Jeff Clavier (Softtech VC), Ron Conway (SV Angel), Josh Kopelman (First Round Capital), Paul Graham
Pacific Heights
Add Social Software in the Enterprise to your personal schedule
8:30am Social Software in the Enterprise Ross Mayfield (SlideShare, Inc.)
Add Please – Not Another Network Panel to your personal schedule
11:30am Please – Not Another Network Panel Frank Addante (Rubicon Project), Curt Hecht (VivaKi Nerve Center ), David Jakubowski (Specific Media), Joanne Bradford (Yahoo! Inc.)
Presidio
Add Web 2.0 Powered by Adobe Flash  to your personal schedule
11:30am Web 2.0 Powered by Adobe Flash Adrian Ludwig (Adobe Systems), Cathy Brooks (Seesmic), Johann Romefort (Seesmic), Carnet Williams (Sprout), Clive Goodinson (Pixton Comics Inc)
Marina
Add Looking Forward - When Live Video Meets the Mashup to your personal schedule
10:00am Looking Forward - When Live Video Meets the Mashup Rod Smith (IBM Emerging Internet Technologies ), Guido Jouret (Cisco Systems, Inc)
Add The Challenges Faced by Traditional Industries Embracing a Web2.0 World to your personal schedule
11:30am The Challenges Faced by Traditional Industries Embracing a Web2.0 World 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)
Add Opening Welcome to your personal schedule
2:30pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
Opening Welcome John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Add A Conversation with Larry Brilliant to your personal schedule
A Conversation with Larry Brilliant John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Larry Brilliant (Google.org)
Add High Order Bit - Mary Meeker to your personal schedule
3:20pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
High Order Bit - Mary Meeker Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Add High Order Bit - Rajesh Jain to your personal schedule
High Order Bit - Rajesh Jain Rajesh Jain (Netcore Solutions )
Add A Conversation with John Doerr to your personal schedule
3:50pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
A Conversation with John Doerr John Heilemann (New York Magazine), John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
Add High Order Bit - Tony Hsieh to your personal schedule
4:20pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
High Order Bit - Tony Hsieh Tony Hsieh (Zappos.com)
Add High Order Bit - Lawrence Lessig to your personal schedule
High Order Bit - Lawrence Lessig Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons)
Add A Conversation with Jerry Yang to your personal schedule
4:50pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
A Conversation with Jerry Yang John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.), Jerry Yang (Yahoo! Inc. )
6:30pm Dinner
Room: Grand Ballroom
Add A Conversation with Lance Armstrong, introduced by Richard Rosenblatt to your personal schedule
7:30pm Plenary
Room: Grand Ballroom
A Conversation with Lance Armstrong, introduced by Richard Rosenblatt Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media Inc. ), Lance Armstrong (Livestrong)
Add Web 2.0 Summit Auction - Web Meets World to your personal schedule
8:15pm Sponsored by Microsoft
Room: Grand Ballroom
Web 2.0 Summit Auction - Web Meets World
2:00pm Dessert Break - Sponsored by iQuestions
Room: Gold Ballroom
Add Cocktail Hour to your personal schedule
5:30pm Plenary
Room: Gold Ballroom
Cocktail Hour
7:30am Continental Breakfast
Room: Sunset Court
9:45am Break
Room: Sunset Court
11:15am Break
Room: Sunset Court
12:45pm Lunch - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
Room: Sunset Court
Add After Hours Suite Parties to your personal schedule
9:00pm Sponsored by IBM, Juniper Networks and Microsoft
Room: Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, Marina
After Hours Suite Parties
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Workshop
Defending Web 2.0 From Virtual Blight
Jonah Stein (Its the ROI) et al
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.
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Workshop
The iPhone Market Opportunity
Raven Zachary (raven.me) et al
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.
8:30am-9:45am (1h 15m) Workshop
Telling Meaningful Visual Stories
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.
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Workshop
TechHunch Thrifty: Web 2.0 Companies Started on a Hunch and a Prayer
Guy Kawasaki (Alltop) et al
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.
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Workshop
The Future of Online Video
Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing tv) et al
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.
8:30am-9:45am (1h 15m) Workshop
World 2.0: Myths and Reality
Edward Shenderovich (Kite Ventures) et al
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.
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Workshop
Consumer Brands Tackle Marketing 2.0
Chas Edwards (Federated Media) et al
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?
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Workshop
Incubator 2.0: Back to the Future!
Dave McClure (500 Hats) et al
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?
8:30am-9:45am (1h 15m) Sponsored
Social Software in the Enterprise
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.
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Sponsored
Cooperative Networking for Superior Quality, Flexibility and Performance in Web-based Applications
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.
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Sponsored
Please – Not Another Network Panel
Frank Addante (Rubicon Project) et al
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?
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Sponsored
Apps Across a World of Devices (Live Framework and Mesh Services)
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.
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Sponsored
Web 2.0 Powered by Adobe Flash
Adrian Ludwig (Adobe Systems) et al
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.
10:00am-11:15am (1h 15m) Sponsored
Looking Forward - When Live Video Meets the Mashup
Rod Smith (IBM Emerging Internet Technologies ) et al
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.
11:30am-12:45pm (1h 15m) Sponsored
The Challenges Faced by Traditional Industries Embracing a Web2.0 World
Chris Kibarian (FindLaw) et al
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.
2:30pm-2:45pm (15m) Keynote
Opening Welcome
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.) et al
TBD
2:45pm-3:20pm (35m) Conversation
A Conversation with Larry Brilliant
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.) et al
TBD
3:20pm-3:35pm (15m) High Order Bit
High Order Bit - Mary Meeker
Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers)
TBD
3:35pm-3:50pm (15m) High Order Bit
High Order Bit - Rajesh Jain
Rajesh Jain (Netcore Solutions )
TBD
3:50pm-4:20pm (30m) Conversation
A Conversation with John Doerr
John Heilemann (New York Magazine) et al
TBD
4:20pm-4:35pm (15m) High Order Bit
High Order Bit - Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh (Zappos.com)
TBD
4:35pm-4:50pm (15m) High Order Bit
High Order Bit - Lawrence Lessig
Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons)
TBD
4:50pm-5:20pm (30m) Conversation
A Conversation with Jerry Yang
John Battelle (Federated Media Publishing Inc.) et al
TBD
6:30pm-7:30pm (1h)
Break: Dinner
7:30pm-8:15pm (45m) Conversation
A Conversation with Lance Armstrong, introduced by Richard Rosenblatt
Richard Rosenblatt (Demand Media Inc. ) et al
TBD
8:15pm-9:00pm (45m) Event
Web 2.0 Summit Auction - Web Meets World
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.
2:00pm-2:30pm (30m)
Break: Dessert Break - Sponsored by iQuestions
5:30pm-6:30pm (1h) Event
Cocktail Hour
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.
7:30am-8:30am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
9:45am-10:00am (15m)
Break
11:15am-11:30am (15m)
Break
12:45pm-2:00pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
9:00pm-11:00pm (2h) Other
After Hours Suite Parties
Wander suite to suite enjoying cocktails and snacks while mingling with other attendees, speakers, and press.

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