I'm just back from sunny Gold Coast, all theme-parked out, and already I'm planning my family's next trip. I'd love to make it to the next Web 2.0 conference, October 5-7 in San Francisco. It'll be my first ever trip to America. Of course, the conference ticket price will be an issue. Hopefully my blog whuffie will come in useful on that count (I'm Mr Unsubtle today...)
Here's John Battelle's description of the recently announced 2005 Web 2.0 conference:
"Our initial thinking behind this year's event reflects an evolution of Web 2.0's original theme, which was "the Web as Platform." This year we take that as a given, and focus on what the opportunities and challenges are in this new web ecology, in particular services and businesses which run over the platform. Hence the tagline "revving the Web" - both adding power and features, as well as the idea of building the Web's next iteration."
And I like this precise description over at the official Web 2.0 website:
"The Web 2.0 Conference explores the ongoing evolution of the Web as a business platform..."
The full skinny is in the press release:
""Revving the Web" is the theme for the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference, reflecting the conviction that the web is being transformed into a new application and business platform. [...] The content of the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference will focus on three major areas that are likely to change both technology and business models: innovations in infrastructure and interfaces for web-based applications; media and entertainment; and communications and mobile technology."
All I can say is: Brrrm Brrrm!!
p.s. due to my holiday, the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Up takes a break till next week.