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Save the Date for the 2006 Web 2.0 Conference! It's happening November 7-9, 2006 at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The 2006 website will be launched in May with all the conference details. Registration for the 2006 Web 2.0 Conference will be by invitation only. You are encouraged to request an invitation here. To receive all the latest up-to-date information, sign up for the conference newsletter.

Revving the Web

Web 2.0 Conference 2005

Web 2.0 2005 happened October 5-7 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Visit the conference coverage page for links to news articles, podcasts, blogs, photos, and announcements at the event. Speaker presentation slides are also available (note that not all speakers used slides or shared them with us). Audio files are being hosted by IT Conversations,

At the 2004 Web 2.0 Conference, we gathered to discuss the implications of the Web becoming a platform. In 2005 we took Web 2.0 further, focusing not just on declaring the platform, but showing where the innovation is happening and what we might expect in the coming year. We assembled a select group of thought leaders and innovators to explore the theme--"Revving The Web"-- focusing on the services, applications, businesses, and models that are reshaping the Internet, particularly for media and entertainment, communications and mobile, policies and legal issues, and the concept of the web OS.

Web 2.0 was three extraordinary days of discussion, debate, announcements, and fun. Web 2.0 speakers included executives and entrepreneurs from internet giants and the innovative companies that are transforming the way we do business, such as:

Mena Trott Mena Trott
Six Apart
Pierre Omidyar Pierre Omidyar
Omidyar Network
Stewart Butterfield Stewart Butterfield
Yahoo! Inc.
Jonathan F. Miller Jonathan F. Miller
John Battelle John Battelle
Federated Media Publishing
Yusuf Mehdi Yusuf Mehdi
Microsoft, Inc.
Terry Semel Terry Semel
Joe Kraus Joe Kraus
Barry Diller Barry Diller
Raph Koster Raph Koster
Areae, Inc.
Bran Ferren Bran Ferren
Applied Minds, Inc.
Bram Cohen Bram Cohen
Kim Polese Kim Polese
Tim O'Reilly Tim O'Reilly
O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Greg Ballard Greg Ballard
Glu Mobile
Mary Meeker Mary Meeker
Morgan Stanley

About The Conference

Only the Web 2.0 Conference brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the internet industry together in one place at one time. You'll learn what business models are working, what's next on the horizon, and how all of this will affect your own business. We've built in plenty of time for catching up with old friends and making new acquaintances, and for connecting with the leaders and technologists redefining the Web's business opportunities.

Once again we'll be limiting attendance to maintain an intimate setting and foster dialogue among all participants. Request an invitation now, and come be a part of the conversation.

Web 2.0 is brought to you in partnership with O'Reilly Media, Inc. and MediaLive International and moderated by John Battelle, Program Chair, and O'Reilly CEO and founder, Tim O'Reilly.

The Location

Argent Hotel

The 2005 Web 2.0 Conference will be held at the Argent Hotel.

If you're looking for the right place in San Francisco to revel in the excitement of The City, The Argent Hotel is the perfect choice. Located in the heart of the City, The Argent stands 36 floors tall with 667 luxurious guestrooms, overlooking the beautiful San Francisco City skyline. Activities within walking distance include Yerba Buena Gardens, Union Square, SFMOMA, Sony Metreon, and San Francisco’s finest in dining, shopping, and entertainment.


Ask Jeeves Inc.
AT&T - The world's networking  company
Fenwick & West LLP
Joyent, Inc.
Laszlo Systems
Sxip Networks
MSN Search

Media Sponsors

boing boing
Fast Company
I Want Media
Open Source Technology Group (OSTG)
Online Publishers Association

Spnsor Opportunities

Web 2.0 Sponsor Opportunities--Reach business leaders and technology influencers at the Web 2.0 conference. Call Amber Rattu at 415-905-2647, email or click here for more info.

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Ben Stricker: or Suzanne Axtell:

Due to the overwhelming number of requests for press passes for the Web 2.0 Conference, press credentials for the conference are no longer available.

Speaker Opportunities

Speaking opportunities are by invitation only. Speaker suggestions can be forwarded to Vee McMillen at


For registration questions, contact us at