Web 2.0 Expo Attendee Registration Surpasses Expectations

- Web 2.0 Technologies and Applications Bring Record Number of Attendees Together in San Francisco -

Apr 25, 2008

TechWeb (formerly CMP) and O'Reilly Media, Inc., co-producers of Web 2.0 Expo, today announced over 10,000 verified attendees. This number of attendees, compared to last year's event, highlights a growth of more than 20 percent. Marking the second year of this successful event, Web 2.0 Expo took place this week, April 22-25, at Moscone West in San Francisco.

"We are thrilled by the positive response to this year's Expo," said Jennifer Pahlka, co-chair of Web 2.0 Expo. "Both the jump in numbers and the tenor of the conversations this week attest to the momentum of this market. We expect that we've only begun to see the impact of Web 2.0 on business, culture, and society."

The second Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco touched all corners of the Web ecosystem, from technical to marketing to business issues. Demand for the event sets the stage for the launch of Web 2.0 Expo New York on September 16-19, 2008, and the return of Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco, taking place on April 1-3, 2009.

Web 2.0 Expo gathers designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business strategists, and venture capitalists who have experiences to share and a passion for learning about Web 2.0 applications. As the meeting place for major innovation and change on the web, additional upcoming events include Web 2.0 Expo Europe in Berlin, Germany, October 21-23; and Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo, December 3-4, 2008. Additional information is available at http://www.web2expo.com/.

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  *13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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