Event: WebDirections South September 25-29 Sydney

Nicked directly from John Allsop’s Dog or Higher blog (actual link to pretty-but-hard-to-copy-and-paste site WebDirections here):

Web Directions South 2007

We’ve been working on this for it seems far too long, but now I am really excited to let both my readers know about this year’s way bigger, way better, Web Directions South

Head on over, have a look around, and check out the program and speakers we’ve lined up for Web Directions South 2007. With more than 30 leading experts, including a dozen international stars of the web industry, across three tracks, Web Directions South will focus on the key technology and business issues of the web in 2007. It really is Australia’s premier event for the web industry.

Speakers for 2007 include

plus many more new and old faces to educate and inspire us all once again this September. We’ve even got a couple of surpise speakers up our sleeves as well.

This year at Web Directions South alongside our traditional Design and Development focus, there’s a new Management/Strategy track. So, if you design or develop for the web, manage web teams, or if your business relies on the web, we’ve got two full days full for you.

And that’s just the conference. We’ve also got 6 workshops over the two days before Web Directions South:

Be sure to register before June 30 to take advantage of our excellent value early bird price of just $795. And if been to one of our previous conferences check your email on Monday for an additional discount by way of thanks for all your support over the years. If you don’t receive this email, please let us know.

This year, in yet another first, we’ll be featuring the Web Expo – running thoughout the conference at Darling Harbour.

And perhaps most exciting of all, we’ll be hosting Australia’s first Web Hack day, on the Saturday following the conference.

And of course there’ll be all the usual parties and opportunities to catch up with old friends, and make new connections.

We are really excited with the quality and range of speakers we’ve been able to get all the way to Sydney, the great new venue at Darling Harbour, with the new Expo, the extended range of workshops, and WebHack, and hope you’ll be too. We look forward to seeing you in Sydney at the end of September for what promises to be one of the stand out web events anywhere in the World – Web Directions South 2007.

As well as the one day workshop, I’ll be presenting on Social Networks and Mobile phones.

Social networks and mobiles

It’s not just about email and Twitter: industry analysts agree, virtually every online social network application will develop a mobile feature in the next year or two. From Flickr pre-installed on Nokia phones to an up-to-date map of your buddies locations, mobile devices are ready to come pre-loaded with new friends for you to play with.

Before you tune out to listen to music tagged and delivered to your mobile by your social network, or press SEND on a stinging critique of the Web Directions dining hall food to restaurant review mobile sites, why not attend an informative yet fun session about the latest and greatest in GPS and location based services connecting online communities on your mobile? For those who want to focus on the business model not the technology.

The conference is actually September 25th to 29th at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. I’m nervous already. (Is the tag WDS07 – anyone know?)

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Event: WebDirections South September 25-29 Sydney

  1. Thanks Laurel,

    WDS07 will do nicely as a tag 😉

    Excited – can’t wait for September.


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