Where2.0 - will you be where?

Where 2.0 Conference 2008
Are you ready for it?

Where2.0 starts in one week, with the free and avant-garde WhereCamp the weekend after. I think the team pulled together a great program that captures many of the new companies and concepts of the morphing Geographic space.

Unfortunately not everyone that deserves the opportunity to speak got a slot. There are also very few returning speakers - we want to hear from new innovators. The conference is single track - which means we're all part of the same conversation, and talks are already limited to 5-15 minutes so it's a whirlwind of energy and ideas. That's why WhereCamp is the perfect venue to really engage and still share your ideas with a broader community.

Mikel, Steve, and I are giving a workshop essentially talking about Neogeography and integrating geo-data and services into your web applications.

Monday night I'm giving a 20-by-20 (20 slides, 20-seconds per slide) lightning talk at Ignite titled "Building Customized Slices of the GeoWeb". I'll be sure to share the slides (once I've actually made them)

And I also have a couple of other things in the works that will be released as well that I'll be able to talk about soon. Overall it's going to be a really exciting, and crazy week. I'm thrilled looking forward to the inspirations and conversations that will happen at the conferences.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.