Ramping up for Where 2.0

Where 2.0 Conference 2010
Clearly conference season is upon us at the VerySpatial virtual compound as we are buying tickets for planes and trains to get to various parts of the country. With Where 2.0 kicking off on March 29 in San Jose, we wanted to point out two things.

1) Early Registration has been extended until March 1, which means you can still save 30% of the regular registration price for the next week and
2) we still have a discount code (whr10vsp) that will save you an additional 20% off the early registration price.

Also, if you are an educator, student, or work for a non-profit you can save even more (40-65%) with some of the other discount codes. If you are an undergrad or a grad student you should check with your Dean’s office to see if there are any travel monies that could cover your trip, especially if you are already on the west coast.

As for our plans, Sue and I will be making the trip out to San Jose to learn about the technologies and ideas we will be sharing in the classroom next year (or even later this semester). But as we go, so goes the microphone and recorder (not the woodwind) so send us an email if you would like to talk while we are in town. We will be in sessions, but we always make time to talk to folks about any of the great projects that are being highlighted at Where 2.0.

Where 2.0 early registration

A quick reminder that if you are planning a trip to San Jose for the Where 2.0 conference, you only have until Tuesday, 9 April, for early registration prices. Take advantage of not only the early registration discount, but also our 20% discount using the discount code ‘whr10vsp’.

If you are in education or non-profit you can save even more (up to an additional 65% for students) using codes on the Where 2.0 registration page. All of these discounts will still work after Feb 9th, but you won’t get the early bird discount.

For those of you who will be at Where 2.0 Sue and I plan to be there so be sure to say hi.

Where 2.0 – Speaking proposals

where2010The Where 2.0 conference timeline is stepped up this year since the conference is happening two months early in March. On that note there is only one week left to submit your proposals to speak at the conference. This year it seems that O’Reilly is looking to pull in a broader set of speakers and are offering 5 types of presentations:

  • 30 minute session
  • 75 minute workshop
  • Ignite Where
  • RFID Project/Game
  • Product Launch: please indicate in your proposal if it is a product launch
  • There are some great opportunities to talk this year as the depth of geospatial/LBS technologies continues to increase. I expect there will be topics from neo to paleo and web to AR.

    Get the full details on topics and the submission process over at the official CFP.

    Announcing something at Where 2.0?

    We aren’t able to make it out to San Jose for Where 2.0 next week thanks to the need to wrap up the semester, BUT…if you are announcing a product or talking about a great project we would be greatly interested in doing a quick phone interview with you in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in sharing with our listeners please contact us and we will get the interview ball a-rollin’!

    If you are interested in sharing, but won’t have time to set aside for an interview you can call and leave a 1-3 minute voicemail (304-756-8125) giving an overview of your product/project that we can play on the podcast. And of course there is always the press release email.

    For those of you who ARE going to Where 2.0 have a great time and hopefully we will make it next year (we seem to do the even years…’06, ’08…’10?)