I thought I'd start thinking about potential social media and community conferences for 2009. Here's my crack at a list of events. With the downturn in the economy, it will be interesting to see how well these events are attended next year.
List of Online Community & Social Media related conferences for 2009.
- Jan Social Media Conference, January 22 - 23, 2009, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
- Health 3.0: The Next Online Generation, January 26 - 28, 2009, Las Vegas, NV.
- Feb Online Community Unconference: East, February 11, 2009, New York, NY.
- 2009 Customer Reference Forum: 2009 Customer Reference Forum, February 17-19, Berkeley, CA.
- Social Media Bootcamp, Feb 19, 2009, The Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, New Jersey
- FOWA Future of Web Apps, Miami, FL, 22-24 Feb 2009, Miami.
- March DrupalCon 2009, March 4-7, 2009, Washington DC
- O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2009, March 9-12, 2009, San Jose, CA
- Social Media for Communicators, March 11-13, 2009 Encore at Wynn, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- SXSW Interactive: March 13-17, 2009, Austin Texas
- 2009 Media Summit, Date: March 18-19, 2009, McGraw-Hill Building, 49th St. & 6th Ave., New York City
- The Business of Community Networking, March 24th - 26th 2009 Boston, MA
- Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco, Co-presented by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb, March 31-April 3, 2009, San Francisco, CA
- April 6th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, ITNG 2009, April 27-29, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- May Community 2.0 Conference, May 11-13, 2009, The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA
- 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, May 17 - 20, 2009, San Jose, California
- Where 2.0 Conference 2009, May 19-21, 2009, San Jose, CA
- June TTIX Teaching with Technology Idea Exchange, TTIX 2009 will be held June 3-5 2009 on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.
- 2009 Semantic Technology Conference, June 14-18 San Jose, CA
- Enterprise 2.0 2009, June 22-25 2009, Boston, MA. Community site.
- September Language in the (New) Media: Technologies and Ideologies International Conference, UW, September 3-6, 2009
- October BlogWorld & New Media Expo, October 15-17, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- November Defrag 2009, Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO, November 11-12 2009.
Let me know if I missed any conferences, and I will add them to the list.
Update: 11/21/08 -
@Marc_Meyer Marc Meyer had asked me what conferences are the best conferences to attend next year. I was not sure, but I'd be interested in hearing from the community. If you are a potential attendee, write a blog post, trackback this post or tweet me at @johncass and I will add your post as a link to giving the community's evaluation of 2009 conferences.
12/13/08 @sarascheider's dream and realistic evaluation of 2009 conferences