Monday, September 08, 2003

Call for Participation: O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference

I've been to a lot of pretty high-end technology conferences; of all of them, O'Reilly ETech is my favorite. It's sort of descendant of O'Reilly's conferences on Peer-to-Peer, but it's morphed into a giant catch-all of new, interesting things. Hardware hacking, nanotechnology, biological computing, blogging, wireless, social software, online games... every year there are surprises. This is very much explicitly not a marketroid conference where VPs of sales who don't know the tech try to get you to buy something. This is where the in-the-lab geeks come out into the sunlight (or, rather, the basement of a Westin) and show off what they've been up to.

This is your chance to shine in flourescent light. Here's the conference description, and here's the call for participation. Submit proposals by September 24!

Disclosure: I've been a speaker at both ETechs so far, and the P2P/Web Services conference before that, and I was a member of ETech's program committee last year. Having said all that, I've never gotten paid by O'Reilly, and I'm not associated with the conference management this year. I do hope to be there.