I decided to be systematic this year and compile a list of conferences
that interested me ahead of time, so I could better know what I was
missing, where I might speak, and most importantly, how  might plan my
time so I could go to the conferences that would be the most enjoyable
for me (sharing knowledge, learning things, talking with people, cool
travel).

Here’s that list.  It’s heavy on feminist and media
conferences, along with the more usual Web 2.0, tech. social media and
venture/start-up events. I’ve excluded most very local events, smaller meet-ups and so on,
just to try to keep it manageable (it’s not).

The key: bold means I am going; bold ital, I am speaking.

Okay, here goes:

January

February

March

  • 2, Social Enterprise conference, Cambridge, MA,
  • www.socialenterpriseclub.com/conference/
  • 1-2, DEMO, Palm Desert, CA, demo.com
  • 3-6, 2008: Etech 2009: San Jose, CA, en.oreilly.com/et2009/public/content/home
  • 4-7, Drupalcon, Washington, DC drupal.org/node/321768
  • 9-11, Media Exchange/NAA, Las Vegas, NV, marketingconference.naa.org/
  • 13-22, SXSW, Austin, TX, sxsw.com/interactive
  • 18-19, 2009 Media Summit, New York, NY, www.digitalhollywood.com/MediaSummit.html
  • 20- 22, IA Summit, Memphis, TN, www.iasummit.org/
  • 23-24, OMMA San Francisco, CA, www.mediapost.com/events/omma/
  • 20-22,, Nieman  conference in narrative journalism,
    Cambridge, MA,
    www.nieman.harvard.edu/Microsites/2009NiemanConferenceOnNarrativeJournalismTellingTrueStoriesInTurbulentTimes/Home.aspx
  • 27-29,, WAM! Women, Action & the Media, Boston, MA, www.centerfornewwords.org/wam/
  • 31-April1, Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco,www.web2expo.com

April

May
6, 20th Anniversary Conference of the Professional Business Women of California, San Francisco, CA, www.pbwc.org/conferences/sanfrancisco-09
12-13, Streaming Media East, NY, NY, www.streamingmedia.com/east/
19-21, Where 2.0, San Jose, California en.oreilly.com/where2009/
26-27, NetSquared, San Jose, CA, www.netsquared.org/
26-29, D Squared, Carlsbad, CA, allthingsd.com/d/register/
30, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA, www.makerfaire.com/
June

July
20-24, OSCON, San Jose, CA, en.oreilly.com/oscon2009
24-25, BlogHer, July 2009, http://blogher09.eventbrite.com/
28-30, Always On, Stanford, CA, alwayson.goingon.com/ecom/productview/24424

August
21-22, Gnomedex, Seattle, WA
friendfeed.com/e/109ea38a-646a-f16b-88a8-e223425933cd/Choosing-the-date-for-Gnomedex-2009-looks-like

September
30 – October 3, 2009, Grace Hopper conference, Tuscon, AZ, www.gracehopper.org/2009/

October
1-3, ONA/Online News Association,, San Francisco, CA
journalists.org/events/event_details.asp?id=28693
 15-17, Blogword/New Media Expo, Las Vegas, NV, www.blogworldexpo.com/
20-22, Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, CA, en.oreilly.com/web2009/public/sv/q/102
21-23, Pop Tech, Camden ME,, www.poptech.org/overview2009/
2009, IDEA 2009, Chicago, IL, ideaconference.org/

November
Kelsey Group, Interactive Local Media, Bay area, CA, www.kelseygroup.com/ILM2009

Another good conference list for 2009 has been assembled by my friend JD Lasica;
other sources to check are Upcoming.org (particular the Web Conference Junkies’ group),
Confabb, which has 81,000 conferences in every possible discipline and industry and Gary’s Guide, which is a multi-city tech meetings list.

Feel free to add conferences to note in the comments.

I decided to be systematic this year and compile a list of conferences
that interested me ahead of time, so I could better know what I was
missing, where I might speak, and most importantly, how  might plan my
time so I could go to the conferences that would be the most enjoyable
for me (sharing knowledge, learning things, talking with people, cool
travel).

Here’s that list.  It’s heavy on feminist and media
conferences, along with the more usual Web 2.0, tech. social media and
venture/start-up events. I’ve excluded most very local events, smaller meet-ups and so on,
just to try to keep it manageable (it’s not).

The key: bold means I am going; bold ital, I am speaking.

Okay, here goes:

January

February

March

  • 2, Social Enterprise conference, Cambridge, MA,
  • www.socialenterpriseclub.com/conference/
  • 1-2, DEMO, Palm Desert, CA, demo.com
  • 3-6, 2008: Etech 2009: San Jose, CA, en.oreilly.com/et2009/public/content/home
  • 4-7, Drupalcon, Washington, DC drupal.org/node/321768
  • 9-11, Media Exchange/NAA, Las Vegas, NV, marketingconference.naa.org/
  • 13-22, SXSW, Austin, TX, sxsw.com/interactive
  • 18-19, 2009 Media Summit, New York, NY, www.digitalhollywood.com/MediaSummit.html
  • 20- 22, IA Summit, Memphis, TN, www.iasummit.org/
  • 23-24, OMMA San Francisco, CA, www.mediapost.com/events/omma/
  • 20-22,, Nieman  conference in narrative journalism,
    Cambridge, MA,
    www.nieman.harvard.edu/Microsites/2009NiemanConferenceOnNarrativeJournalismTellingTrueStoriesInTurbulentTimes/Home.aspx
  • 27-29,, WAM! Women, Action & the Media, Boston, MA, www.centerfornewwords.org/wam/
  • 31-April1, Web 2.0 Expo, San Francisco,www.web2expo.com

April

May
6, 20th Anniversary Conference of the Professional Business Women of California, San Francisco, CA, www.pbwc.org/conferences/sanfrancisco-09
12-13, Streaming Media East, NY, NY, www.streamingmedia.com/east/
19-21, Where 2.0, San Jose, California en.oreilly.com/where2009/
26-27, NetSquared, San Jose, CA, www.netsquared.org/
26-29, D Squared, Carlsbad, CA, allthingsd.com/d/register/
30, Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA, www.makerfaire.com/
June

July
20-24, OSCON, San Jose, CA, en.oreilly.com/oscon2009
24-25, BlogHer, July 2009, http://blogher09.eventbrite.com/
28-30, Always On, Stanford, CA, alwayson.goingon.com/ecom/productview/24424

August
21-22, Gnomedex, Seattle, WA
friendfeed.com/e/109ea38a-646a-f16b-88a8-e223425933cd/Choosing-the-date-for-Gnomedex-2009-looks-like

September
30 – October 3, 2009, Grace Hopper conference, Tuscon, AZ, www.gracehopper.org/2009/

October
1-3, ONA/Online News Association,, San Francisco, CA
journalists.org/events/event_details.asp?id=28693
 15-17, Blogword/New Media Expo, Las Vegas, NV, www.blogworldexpo.com/
20-22, Web 2.0 Summit, San Francisco, CA, en.oreilly.com/web2009/public/sv/q/102
21-23, Pop Tech, Camden ME,, www.poptech.org/overview2009/
2009, IDEA 2009, Chicago, IL, ideaconference.org/

November
Kelsey Group, Interactive Local Media, Bay area, CA, www.kelseygroup.com/ILM2009

Another good conference list for 2009 has been assembled by my friend JD Lasica;
other sources to check are Upcoming.org (particular the Web Conference Junkies’ group),
Confabb, which has 81,000 conferences in every possible discipline and industry and Gary’s Guide, which is a multi-city tech meetings list.

Feel free to add conferences to note in the comments.