Overwhelming Demand for Web 2.0 Conference Results in Sold Out Event; Recently Launched Web 2.0 Expo to Address Broader Industry's Needs

New Web 2.0 Spring Conference Launched to Address Growing Mainstream Demand for Web 2.0 Education

Oct 16, 2006

O'Reilly Media, Inc. and CMP Technology, co-producers of the annual Web 2.0 Conference, today jointly announced that the exclusive event has sold out for the second straight year. However, to address the growing demands of businesses and startups to leverage Web 2.0 technologies, O'Reilly Media and CMP Technology recently launched Web 2.0 Expo, which is designed to be the major annual gathering of the technical, design, marketing, and business professionals who are building the next generation web. Web 2.0 Expo will take place April 15-18, 2007 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.

Web 2.0 Expo is a companion event to the Web 2.0 Conference, which will have its third annual iteration this November 7 - 9 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Web 2.0 Expo will expand on the core themes of the Conference and reach out to a much wider audience, allowing mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities. The event will have three major components: a five-track educational conference, including both traditional seminar formats and elements of peer-to-peer learning; a major tradeshow showcasing the sellers of tools, technologies, services and infrastructure; and networking and other events targeted at internet entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business development executives. Additional information on Web 2.0 Expo conference content, registration information, and promotional opportunities is available at www.web2-0expo.com.

"With the creation of Web 2.0 Expo, we're thinking even bigger," said John Battelle, Web 2.0 Conference Chair. "It's clear that major swaths of the global economy are in significant flux, and now that the Web has become a robust platform with countless innovations driving its ongoing development, widespread disruptions in traditional business models are well underway. Web 2.0 Expo will help businesses from all sectors around the world put the principles of Web 2.0 to work for them."

Web 2.0 Expo will feature the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies. These industry pioneers will provide attendees with examples of business models, development paradigms, and design strategies to enable mainstream businesses and new arrivals to the Web 2.0 world to take advantage of this new generation of services and opportunities. Conference tracks will include:

  * Web 2.0 Fundamentals
  * Design and User Experience
  * Marketing and Community
  * Strategy & Business Models
  * Web 2.0 Services and Platforms

  About CMP Technology

CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/ ) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/ ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

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SOURCE: CMP Technology

CONTACT: Ben Stricker, PR Director of CMP Technology, +1-415-905-2464,
or bstricker@cmp.com; or Suzanne Axtell, Communications Manager of O'Reilly
Media, Inc., suzanne@oreilly.com

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