ReadWriteWeb's first East Coast event - the Real-Time Web Summit - will be taking place on June 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Be sure to register now as we are extending the $395 ticket price until Wednesday, May 26.

The Real-Time Web is a set of technologies that impacts almost every service, activity and application on the Web. Come to the summit to understand how it impacts you, your business and your next development.

Attendees already include thought-leaders like John Borthwick of betaworks, Alex Iskold of Adaptive Blue and Anil Dash of Expert Labs. ReadWriteWeb also has a special rate for students. If you are a student and would like to participate, please email us at students@readwriteweb.com.

Why We Use the Unconference Format

"The RWW Real-Time Web Summit [in 2009] was excellent - friggin' great in fact. I hauled a handful members of my team across country for it and my only regret was that I didn't bring more of them. I'm looking forward to the next one."
John Borthwick, CEO BetaWorks - one of the leading investors in the Real-Time Web.
Two weeks ago we held the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California. The Real-Time Web Summit in NYC will follow the same unconference format, which we've gotten a lot of great feedback on. To see the power of the unconference format, check out this video that shows how session pitching happened at the Mobile Summit:


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"[The Mobile Summit] was the best best best event I've been to in years, and I mean it. To be frank, I almost left ten minutes after I arrived, thinking that I was completely out of place. Turns out I was exactly in the right place all along. I left feeling completely energized about media, innovation, women in tech, new social models, and have so many new ideas about what I want to do next and what I want to get involved in. What I really didn't expect was to walk away with a pretty clear picture of what the future of mobile media (and social media) looks like. Now I'm staring at invites to keynote at a couple of tech events this year and hoping they're a fraction of the win that was RWWMS." - Violet Blue, sex educator and author

An unconference is a free-flowing, organically generated series of group discussions agreed on and led by attendees.

"We've all been to unconferences before, but ReadWriteWeb made it feel brand new. They pulled together a really good crowd, and their facilitation set the scene for surprising and thought-provoking conversations."
Ross Turk, Director, Global Developer Community, Alcatel-Lucent
This is our third unconference event and we think it fits who we are perfectly. First, much like the current era of the Web, unconferences encourage two-way communication. This generates new, actionable ideas and means that you typically learn much more than you would at a traditional conference. Secondly, due to the high quality of our reader base, ReadWriteWeb's unconference events attract an intelligent, influential group of people. So the networking is superb!

To get a feel for how thoughtful discussion happens at these events, check out the comments by Ted Morgan, Chris Saad and Ben Metcalfe in this video by Evelyn Rusli from TechCrunch:

We were one of the first news outlets to analyze the Real-Time Web and we've since written extensively about it. We also published a premium report on the subject last year, which featured interviews with 50 companies, developers and executives building or leveraging real-time Web technology.

If you're a company in the Real-Time Web market, you may be interested in helping to sponsor this event. Please contact our COO Sean Ammirati for more information.

The ReadWriteWeb team is excited about our first New York event on June 11th, so we look forward to seeing you there!