If you're going to the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco May 4th-6th, stick around one extra day for a power-house mobile event immediately following. There's a whole lot to talk about.
Who's speaking? You are. ReadWriteWeb events are facilitated in the increasingly popular unconference style, in which smart people are convened and take it upon themselves to pack a day full of value from start to finish. We've got an awesome group of people signing up to attend and you should add your name to that list.
Who's Coming to the Summit?Featured participants include....
- Don Dodge, Google
- Scott Kveton, Urban Airship
- Dion Almaer, Palm
- And many more...
How Unconferences Work
What's an Unconference all about? Here's the idea: convene an incredible group of people, frame the discussion, ask big important questions, then guide participants in building an agenda for the day to maximize the value of the event and minimize hot air. That's the recipe we're following, with the capable guidance of professional unconference facilitator Kaliya Hamlin. Kaliya has been facilitating events like this all around the world for almost 10 years.
Martin Källström, CEO of real-time blog and feed tracking service Twingly brought his team over from Sweden for our last event (we had 10 international companies represented that day). "Last year we happened across one of Kaliya Hamlin's unconference events," he told us. "We spent a couple of hours there and it was an amazing experience. The unconference format is an amazing way for things to happen, it gets everyone to lower their defenses. By opening peoples' minds to 'this is about whatever we want it to be about', they look at how they can create value."
Or, as Google's Brett Slatkin said in referencing the format of the elite FooCamp events to explain unconferences: "Foo-style [unconferencing is] always way better than talks."
You will not want to miss this event. Our last event in October got rave reviews from participants and if your work is related to mobile - you should make sure you participate in the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit.
If you're a company in the Mobile Internet market, you may be interested in becoming a sponsor for this event. Please contact our COO Sean Ammirati for more information about sponsor packages. And a big thank-you to our current event sponsors: CallFire, WorldMate, Alcatel-Lucent and Ipevo.