As 2009 draws to a close, you might want to start planning which conferences coming up, that you’ll want to attend. There are five big ones scheduled over the next few months that are definitely worth taking a look at.
If you have the $9,675 needed to get in to them all, well you are definitely in the minority. With the economy in the state that it’s in many of us will have to pick and choose the ones that will best benefit our company and ourselves. There are a few ways you can stretch your budget to fit an extra ticket or two in. Many of the conferences are offering early bird prices and TechCrunch is poning up a free ticket a day until September 11th.
The Line Up
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TechCrunch 50 -Attendees enjoy an action-packed agenda, including pitches, panels, working breakfasts and lunch sessions, and after parties at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse, with 125,000 square feet of networking space.
Date: September 14 – 15, 2009
Location: San Francisco Design Center Concourse, San Francisco Ca
Price: $1995 through August 31, then prices escalate to $2,995.
Highlights: TechCrunch50 is hosted by Mike Arrington, TechCrunch and Jason Calacanis, CEO of Mahalo.com and Mahalo Answers. This year they have added an Audience Choice Award and other recognitions as well.
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Demo Fall 09 – Come to DEMO and see the most credible early stage and market-ready products that hold the biggest promise for financial and business success.
Date: September 21st – 23rd, 2009
Location: Sheraton Hotel and Marina, San Deigo Ca
Price: $2,995 Early bird rate $2,495 – till August 28
Highlights: They are debuting Alpha Pitch, Demo’s new program that puts new entreuprenues that have one one round of seed funding, in front of investors.
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Blog World – This is first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media including: Blogging, Podcasting, Social Media, Online Video, Music, TV, Radio, Gaming, Entertainment and Communities. Featuring the largest new media conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business.
Date: October 15th – 17th, 2009 Conference, October 16 -17th, 2009 Exhibits
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Nv
Price: Full Access $1195 Discount price before September 14th $895
Highlights: 280 plus speakers including a Key Note from Guy Kawasaki. Get the chance to meet influential bloggers and people from all types of New Media.
140 Conference – At the #140conf events, we look at twitter as a platform and as a language we speak. Over time it will neither be the only platform nor the only language. #140conf is not an event about microblogging or the place where people share twitter “tips and techniques” but rather where we explore the effects of the real-time Internet on Business
Date: Los Angeles, Oct 27-28th, 2009
Location: The Kodak Theater
Price: Regular pass $895, Early Bird Price $695 – till September 18th, Last Minute Price $995
Highlights: 140 different “characters” that are speakers so there is a large amount of variety. This is the first #140 conference to come to LA, which makes it an experience in itself.
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Le Web – The sixth installment of Le Web is themed “Real-Time Web”, and kicks off in December. Providing workshops, speakers, and networking areas for attendees to meet investors; Le Web aims to be not only a tech conference, but an event touching on more wide-reaching topics.
Date: December 9th – 10th, 2009
Location: Le cent Quatre, Paris
Price: € 1495 Standard Ticket Price, € 995.00 Early Bird
Highlights: Some really great speakers lined up like; Michael Arrington, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Sean Percival and more. Plus it’s located in Paris, aucun brainer!