If you want to get up to speed on Web 2.0 – how new technology, business models, innovation and culture changes will affect the direction of the web, the way we do business and the way we live – The Next Web one-day conference here in Amsterdam on Friday 7 July is the place to be.
The line-up of influential speakers is impressive and includes Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) and Kevin Kelly (former editor-in-chief at Wired). The line-up of people and companies attending is equally impressive.
Big topics will be discussed at The Next Web:
What is the influence of AJAX and other new technologies on the Web? What new business models can we expect? What will the new Web offer us, what does it want from us? What do people mean when they talk about the culture of participation? What is the state of the web today, and what does that mean for tomorrow? How will we interact/interface with the web in a few years? Where will the money be flowing? Which companies are shaping the future, today? How do these new technologies enhance our lives?
If you have a cool Web 2.0 business idea and you’re looking for backing or advice, you also have a great opportunity to pitch your idea to VCs from Atlas Venture:
Atlas Venture (US, UK, DE, FR) will host a REAL elevator pitch, where European entrepreneurs can enter the venue’s elevator with two of the managing partners to pitch their idea (any idea!) during a ride to the top floor. Attending entrepreneurs and visitors can sign up without costs.
To get all this – the conference and the elevator pitch opportunity – will normally cost you â‚¬495 plus VAT. But, for readers of NevilleHobson.com, and for listeners to the FIR podcast, you can sign up with a â‚¬100 discount off the full price if you use this link – http://www.thenextweb.org/?r=register_neville
If you sign up through the discount link here, do let me know your impressions and thoughts about the event. I can’t be there as I have another commitment on the 7th, and I wish everyone a successful day.