SEP 10th 2007

Semantic Web Strategies 2007The Semantic Web Strategies conference is coming to San Jose, CA September 30 to October 2, 2007. The conference is being held by Jupitermedia and registration ranges from $50 for an exhibits-only pass and $1,795 for full conference options (if you register before the 12th of September you get a discount). The conference passport is the most expensive but you get the following good stuff:

  • Pre-conference Tutorials: Sunday September 30, 1:00-5:00pm
  • All Conference Sessions: October 1-2
  • Access to exhibit area in the ballroom foyer
  • Conference Breakfasts, Lunches and Networking Events
  • Conference Bag and take-home specialty items
  • Access to online conference proceedings

If you can't afford the conference passport, you may want to go after the one day pass which is priced at $795. You won't get the pre-conference tutorials, but at least you're there.

Speakers for the conference include:

Eric Miller
President, Zepheira LLC
Nova Spivack
CEO, Radar Networks
Bob DuCharme
Solutions Architect and Author / Conference Chair, Innodata Isogen
Jans Aasman
Director of Engineering, Franz Inc.
Melliyal Annamalai
Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle Database Semantic Technologies
Andreas Blumauer
Semantic Web Company
Colin Britton
Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder, Metatomix
Uche Ogbuji
Partner, Zepheira LLC
Kingsley Idehen
Founder and CEO, OpenLink Software Inc.

Check out the conference schedule, there are some interesting talks being held. Nova Spivack is holding a general session call Toward a Usable Semantic Web where he discusses how to make the Semantic Web useable, as well as how the Semantic Web can benefit key application categories from advertising to e-commerce to search, publishing, collaboration and entertainment. The general session Developing a Semantic Web Strategy for your Organization is bound to be another very interesting talk!

The schedule only has a few sponsors/exhibitors, including:

I would love to be able to cover this conference and be able to write about what went on, but it's just out of my current budgetary reach. I will find out more information as it comes, but if you can go, do it!

About the author

James Simmons

It's my goal to help bring about the Semantic Web. I also like to explore related topics like natural language processing, information retrieval, and web evolution. I'm the primary author of Semantic Focus and I'm currently working on several Semantic Web projects.

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