by Michelle Lentz
It sounds like a new startup or a cool new gadget (or just a scientific phenomenon). But it’s a conference! June 16-18 some really brilliant people will gather together in San Francisco for the 2008 Supernova conference. According to the founder, Kevin Werbach, ” At Supernova, we bring together business, government, and technology thought leaders to understand how decentralization and pervasive connectivity are changing our world.” Supernova attempts to answer the “what’s next” after everything is digitally connected.
The speakers list is impressive, including Joi Ito, Michael Arrington, Elizabeth Churchill, Esther Dyson, Hugh MacLeod, Loic Le Meur, Bret Taylor, Kevin Marks, and more, running the gamut from Web 2.0 consultants to entrepreneurs to academics.
Session topics include
The Theory and Practice of Networks • Does Telecom Have a Future? • Networked Business Models • Whose Social Graph? • The Internet is People: What We Know, and What it Means • Cyberspace Constitutional Moments • The Meaning of Openness • All the World’s a Game: What the Web can Learn from Virtual Worlds • Liquid Conversations and Distributed Content • Going Green: Toward a More Sustainable Technology Industry • Who is Driving Marketing Innovation? • Monetization for Today’s Internet… and Tomorrow’s • Wireless Disruption • Privacy and Security in the Network Age • Does the Media Get the Message?
Other interesting features include the Open Flow, which sounds very much like an unconference, and the TechCrunch-sponsored Mobile Connections, which showcases great mobile ideas.
Today is the last day to register before the early bird rates expire. So go convince your boss you need to attend this conference.
Dont’ forget! If you know of any cool upcoming Web 2.0-related events, news, trends, or gadgets, send the information my way. Email me at michelle[at]writetech[dot]net or via Twitter.