If this conference will really be as affordable as announced, I will surely be blocking October 24th-26th to attend online. Below just some snippets what Singularity is all about:
Singularity is the first large-scale online web conference in the world.
Singularity is over 100 of the world’s top web visionaries, developers, designers, thought leaders, and celebrities.
Singularity is three days of talks over multiple tracks.
Singularity is everywhere on October 24-26, 2008.
Beyond the obvious coolness factor of being part of the first real online web conference, Singularity has lots of advantages.
Singularity is green
By saving on thousands of flights, we help keep the event carbon neutral and do not pollute the environment.
Singularity is convenient
Can’t make a certain session? No worries, it’s all recorded. And attendees have exclusive access to the sessions for six months, at which time the recordings for the 2008 conference will be released under a Creative Commons license for the benefit of all and to form a time capsule defining Web ’08 as presented by our amazing line-up of speakers.
Singularity is local
With the help of some of our sponsors and local groups, we will be actively encouraging the organization of local real-world events around Singularity. More details on this will be available soon.
Singularity is networking
Even before the conference begins, attendees will be able to communicate with each other online, share their thoughts on sessions, build time tables, and make new acquaintances and network. Unlike real-world conferences, there will be no lost business cards or typing in of phone numbers. After the conference, attendees will be able to take their new relationships with them via various means as Singularity will tie in with existing social networks such as Twitter.