by Brian Solis
Graphing Social Patterns will host Silicon Valley VCs, marketers, and developers as they look to the “Social Graph” for innovation and customers. Created for business and marketing executives as well as technical developers, the event will be held in San Jose on October 7-9 at the Holiday Inn, 1740 North First Street in San Jose.
Graphing Social Patterns is the first conference covering both the business and technology issues of Facebook and other social networking platforms. It will profile marketing case studies of non-tech businesses experimenting with social networking to reach and acquire new customers. It will also feature business and technical education sessions about Facebook, the new developer platform for Facebook applications, and the boom of new and popular apps.
The conference will feature two of the industry’s most prominent authorities on social networks, Reid Hoffman, Founder and Chairman of LinkedIn; and Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media and Co-Founder of the Web 2.0 Summit and Web 2.0 Expo conferences.
The event will also feature prominent industry influencers including Dave Morin, Senior Platform Manager at Facebook; Mike Arrington, Founder and Editor of TechCrunch; Danny Sullivan, Founder of Search Engine Land and Chief Editor of Third Door Media; and Charlene Li, Vice President and Senior Analyst at Forrester Research.
Additional sessions will cover the latest from other social networks; social strategies of Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo; and new social application startups Slide.com, RockYou, SocialMedia, ClearSpring, among others.
The event will also feature an all-day-all-night “App-a-thon” coding contest for Facebook app developers, culminating in a live demo “AppNite” presentation of the best apps.
An all access pass is $900, two day pass is $700, Day 1 or 2 pass is $400, Sunday workshop passes are $300 each. Click here to register.
The event chair and producer is Dave McClure, a Silicon Valley angel investor, blogger, and startup advisor.
Photo Credit: Scott Beale of LaughingSquid
Conference sponsors include Microsoft, Charles River Ventures, and RockYou; media partners include O’Reilly Media, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, FutureWorks, and Inside Facebook.
More at TechCrunch.
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