Call for Participation Is Open; Proposals Due September 27, 2004
Sebastopol, CA--Futurists, those high-tech fortune tellers (and fortunes are indeed at stake), often take the form of sought-after public speakers, expounding on a vision of the future gleaned from a variety of sources. While this synthesis and analysis can be instructive, ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, also takes the empirical tack: by bringing together the hackers and lead users that futurists observe and consult, the conference puts ideas up for debate, allowing all participants to draw their own conclusions about--and perhaps take a hand in--the shape of the future.
ETech is able to spotlight important emerging trends in computing because, as conference program chair and O'Reilly CTO Rael Dornfest noted, "We are influenced in our building of the conference by the proposals we receive-- that and a program committee of alpha geeks." Preparations are underway for ETech 2005, taking place March 14-17, 2005 in San Diego, California. To that end, Dornfest encourages technologists and strategists, CTOs and CIOs, researchers, programmers, standards workers, business developers, and entrepreneurs to submit proposals for conference sessions and tutorials.
The theme for ETech 2005 is "Remix," illustrating how technological components expand, contract, and recombine, encompassing new nexus points of iterative hacking and large ideas that have a way of transforming technology. Some of the faint signals, deeper trends, and current topics for the conference include:
What alpha geeks do today can radically alter the future of technology for everyone else tomorrow, and transmitting the knowledge of these innovators to a wider audience is one way of getting important--and fun--products and services into our hands sooner rather than later. The O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference frames the ideas, projects, and technologies that the alpha geeks are thinking about, hacking on, and inventing right now into a coherent picture from which to extrapolate and upon which to start building.
For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Andrew Calvo at (707) 827-7176, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
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