CMP and O'Reilly Media Launch Web 2.0 Expo New York

Call for Participation Now Open

Feb 15, 2008

CMP and O'Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco and Web 2.0 Summit, today jointly announced the launch of Web 2.0 Expo New York. The Web 2.0 Expo brand was introduced last April in San Francisco and received an overwhelmingly positive reception, with double the expected attendance and dozens of major announcements. The New York event is poised to take advantage of the demand for education and networking in the Web 2.0 world, and will highlight the many innovative companies and individuals on the East Coast, as well as welcome visitors from around the world.

"The Bay Area gets a lot of attention, but the essence of Web 2.0 is that it harnesses innovation from everywhere. And there is so much happening in New York that deserves its own conference and community event," said Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. "We're very excited to bring companies and communities together in New York to explore what's next in the Web."

Web 2.0 Expo New York's advisory board is headed by co-chairs Brady Forrest from O'Reilly and Jennifer Pahlka from CMP. The board includes Clay Shirky, Author and Consultant, Dennis Crowley, area/code, Anil Dash, Six Apart, Oliver Hurst-Hiller, DonorsChoose , Michael Galpert, Aviary, Tristan Louis,, Christopher Fahey, Behavioral Design, Liza Daly,Interactive Factory, Karin Klein, Softbank Capital, Kenyatta Cheese, Rocketboom, Stephen Wellman, TechWeb and John Battelle, Federated Media. This year's event tracks consist of Landscape & Strategy, Media & Marketing, Design & UX, Tools & Technology, 2.0 at Work, Finance, and Policy & Compliance.

The call for participation is now open. Web 2.0 Expo New York will be held at the Javits Center from September 16-19, 2008. For more information on the event, including topics and speaking proposal guidelines, please visit

Web 2.0 Expo is the major annual gathering of the technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation Web. The most recent Web 2.0 Expo played host to some of the most influential thought leaders in the Internet sphere including: Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media; Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon; Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google and Jeff Weiner, Executive Vice President, Yahoo!. The event includes a seven-track conference, a large tradeshow, an "unconference" event called Web2Open, a Launch Pad program for highlighting the best new Web 2.0 start ups, and many networking opportunities.

About CMP

CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

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