Conferences: Web 2.0 Expo, Structure 08, Google I/O, SemTech 08 & More

April is usually a busy month on the Web conference schedule, with my personal highlight being the Web 2.0 Expo. Since 2005 I’ve never missed a TechWeb / O’Reilly Web 2.0 conference; and this one will be no exception. In fact there will be a number of ReadWriteWeb authors roaming around, with Marshall Kirkpatrick, Josh Catone, Sean Ammirati, Emre Sokullu, and Charles Knight of AltSearchEngines also in attendance.

As well as Web 2.0 Expo, there is the AltSearchEngines Get Together on Monday 21 April. Other conferences we’re highlighting in this post are Structure 08, Google I/O, the 2008 Semantic Technology Conference and TECH Cocktail. We have discounts and free tickets too…

Structure 08

Our friends at GigaOm are holding the first annual Structure 08 conference on June 25, 2008 in San Francisco. It will focus on innovations in Internet infrastructure and speakers include Werner Vogels, CTO of, and Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems. ReadWriteWeb readers can get a 10% discount to Structure 08 – register here and enter the discount code “RWW”.

Google I/O

Google I/O is a two-day gathering for developers “to share knowledge about Google’s own developer products and web application development in general.” Google I/O will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, May 28th, and Thursday, May 29th, 2008.

ReadWriteWeb has 10 free tickets to Google I/O to giveaway, valued at $400 each. Simply leave a comment (with an email address – not published) to be in to win. The first 10 comments that say “I can attend, gimme the ticket” will win.

2008 Semantic Technologies Conference

Now in its fourth year, SemTech 2008 will be a great place to learn about the commercialization of Semantic Technologies.

TECH cocktail

TECH cocktail is a series of mixer events founded by Frank Gruber and Eric Olson, “open to bloggers, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and other business professionals interested in the technology arena in under recognized technology communities.”

The next conference will be held May 29, 2008 at Loyola University, Kasbeer Hall, 25 East Pearson, Chicago, Illinois. RWW readers can get a discount by entering “rrwrocks”.

Those are just some of the excellent Web Tech conferences upcoming. If you know of others, please add to the comments.

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