The first day includes two great workshops focusing on research and industry-specific tutorials. Workshops offer conference attendees a head start as they engage in a more intimate tutorial with other thought leaders and crowdsourcing experts. Omar Alonso, Matthew Lease and David Alan Grier will teach the workshops.
The main conference will be all day Wednesday, Nov. 2. The agenda will focus on practical tips and tools for understanding crowdsourcing through a range of lenses including investing, philanthropy, community building and creativity. The day includes keynotes, debates and interactive breakout sessions, and it will conclude with a networking poster reception.
Speakers include: Jeff Howe, the author who coined the term “crowdsourcing”; Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life; Mark Gerson, Chairman of Gerson Lehrman Group; Charlie Cheever, founder of Quora; Sharon Chiarella, VP of Amazon Mechanical Turk; and more than fifty other incredible speakers representing the most influential and fastest-growing crowdsourcing companies.
Event: CrowdConf 2011
When: Workshops: Tuesday, Nov. 1 (10 a.m.–3 p.m.); Conference: Wednesday,
Nov. 2 (8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.)
Where: Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco
Cost: $75 for workshops, including tutorial, notes and lunch. $450 for conference, including entry to the full-day program and networking reception, plus lunch and snacks throughout the day.
Mollie Allick is the Conference Director for CrowdConf and the Events and PR Director for CrowdFlower. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.