Time once again for the ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, our weekly roundup of upcoming social Web events. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans.

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27 May – 3 June 2009: UK (various locations)

FOWA Tour 2009

That's right. FOWA is hitting the road in 2009!

They're hitting four UK cities in May and June 2009 to bring you a free workshop on "cloud computing" and an afternoon of Web apps and speed networking. Not to be missed!

FOWA will be at the following locations:

  • Edinburgh: 27 May 2009
  • Leeds: 28 May 2009
  • Cambridge: 2 June 2009
  • Bristol: 3 June 2009

Tickets are just £59 + VAT. Check out the site for all location and speaker details.

ReadWriteWeb readers save £10 with the discount code RWW



4 June 2009: Dallas, Texas

Early-Stage Venture Event

Every CEO wants to meet early-stage venture investors. At FundingPost's next event in Dallas, you'll get your chance! The panel of investors will focus on early-stage venture investing: how to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check... especially in this economy! We will be discussing trends in early-stage investing, hot sectors, sectors that these VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the investor panelists, both before the panel and afterwards.



8 June 2009: London

Corporate Social Networking Forum

Taking place at the Riba in London, England, the Corporate Social Networking Forum lets you learn from global brands that have successfully implemented a social networking framework. Find out what impact this has had on day-to-day business; understand what products and tools are available to incorporate Web 2.0 functionality in your business; and listen to analysts, top commentators, and experts on how social media can improve employee satisfaction and output.

  • Evening networking reception
  • Discount for early booking (expires May 8th)


10 June 2009: Mountain View, California

Online Community Unconference

The Online Community Unconference will be held June 10th in Mountain View, CA. Now in its fourth year, the Unconference is the largest gathering of online community practitioners -- managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors -- to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities. The Unconference is held in an "open space" environment, where participants drive the agenda.

The event is facilitated by Kaliya Hamlin (@identitywoman) and hosted by Forum One Network's Bill Johnston (@billjohnston).

Admission is $195 pre-event, $250 on site.



14 – 18 June 2009: San Jose, California

2009 Semantic Technology Conference

Business and government organizations have been pioneering semantics in knowledge-based applications. Increasingly they are now combining semantic web technologies to create even more powerful applications for data integration, SOA, collaboration, and publishing.

What are the big players doing in semantic search? Which startups are challenging them? How does semantic technology change search results? What are the key advantages and new opportunities that semantics provide in both the consumer and business search markets?

Semantic Applications and Use Cases will be presented by product developers and technical experts with semantic solutions in a rich variety of fields including: advertising, biomedical, business process management, chemistry, cloud computing, digital asset management, disaster preparedness, e-commerce, and more.



17 June 2009: London

The Future of Digital Marketing 2009

In just one day, learn about the future of digital marketing from those leading the way. Get inside the minds of expert practitioners and leading thinkers to find out what needs to be in your development plans if you're to be amongst the best.

Who should attend? People who already know a little, or a lot, about online marketing and e-commerce but want to:

  • Know what is on the horizon, for planning future online marketing and e-commerce activities;
  • Hear from those in the know about the realities, not just the theory;
  • Get ideas that can applied to their own projects to make them outstanding;
  • Benchmark and consolidate what they know or plug holes in their knowledge;
  • To meet and network with peers.


18 – 19 June 2009: Barcelona

Mobile 2.0 Europe

The Mobile 2.0 Europe conference brings together experts and thought leaders from all aspects of the mobile ecosystem, including startups, investors, mobile carriers, device manufacturers, and mobile application developers and web technologists. The conference is an opportunity for companies to connect to industry leadership and startup innovation and broaden your C-level relationships.



22 – 25 June 2009: Boston

Enterprise 2.0 Conference

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference is "the one place where business and IT professionals looking to leverage 2.0 technologies and culture can learn from real enterprise case-studies, get a glimpse of the future from thought leaders, demo the leading solutions and benefit from each other's experiences to help their organizations survive - even thrive - in today's marketplace."



24 June 2009: Boston

Early-Stage Angel and Venture Event

Interested in meeting early-stage angel investors and venture capitalists? At FundingPost's next event in Boston, the panel of investors will focus on early-stage venture investing: how to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will discuss trends in early-stage investing, hot sectors, sectors that these angels and VCs look at, things that are most important to them when they are considering an investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention, additional advice for entrepreneurs, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other investors. There will be plenty of time for networking with the investor panelists, both before the panel and after the panel at the cocktail party!



4 July 2009: London

PubCon London 2009

Registration is open for PubCon London's networking event at the Citte of Yorke pub, London, 4 July 2009.

Internet and search engine marketers will meet and discuss the latest hot news topics, current challenges, technologies and developments, and have the opportunity to network in an informal environment. Such events are high productivity networking sessions for webmasters and for businesses seeking practical Internet and search marketing solutions.



22 – 23 September 2009: Singapore

Social Networking World Forum — Asia

This two-day conference hosted by the Social Networking World Forum - Asia features key speakers from social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more.

  • Joint exhibition combining social networking and mobile social networking formats
  • Evening networking reception
  • Discount for early booking (expires August 21st)
  • Free pass for exhibition only


9 – 10 November 2009: Santa Clara, California

Social Networking World Forum — California

This event taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center actually consists of three conferences: two days dedicated to social networking, one day dedicated to enterprise social media, and one day dedicated to social TV. Key speakers include social networking publishers, advertising agencies, industry analysts, software developers and equipment manufacturers, pay-TV and network service providers, mobile operators, and more.

  • Joint exhibition combining social networking and enterprise social media formats
  • Pre-show online meeting planner for delegates
  • Discount for early booking (expires September 25th)
  • Free pass for exhibition only


10 – 13 November 2009: Las Vegas

PubCon Vegas

PubCon Las Vegas is a multi-track educational conference hosted by SearchEngineWorld & WebmasterWorld. PubCon events are for thought leaders and professionals in search engine and Internet marketing to gather and to share best practices in the design, development, promotion and marketing of their Internet businesses and brands. PubCon London 2009 is a social networking event.



11 – 12 November 2009: Denver, Colorado

Social Networking World Forum — California

As online data is growing and fragmenting at an exponential pace, individuals, groups and organizations are struggling to discover, assemble, organize, act on and gather feedback from that data. In the largest sense, we're all looking to augment the pace at which we achieve insights on raw data -- to accelerate the "A-ha" moment.

Defrag explores the intersection of topics like:

  • Business intelligence
  • Business process management
  • Social computing and analytics
  • Next-level discovery
  • Enterprise 2.0
  • Next-gen email
  • The semantic Web


15 – 16 March 2010: London

2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — London

The 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams:

  1. Social Networking World Forum
  2. Enterprise social media
  3. Social TV World Forum
  4. Mobile Social Networking Forum

The event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.

  • Full workshop program within exhibition area
  • Evening networking reception
  • Pre-show online meeting planner for delegates
  • Free pass for exhibition only