Web 2.0 Group Eats Its Own Dog Food

If your business is in the Washington area, you’ve no doubt been solicited to attend what seems like an endless collection of summits, conferences, symposiums, and panel discussions. All too often, participants wander out of these cumbersome meetings feeling that it was a waste of time.

This frustration is common and it stems from the simple fact that you weren’t part of the planning. The speakers, topics, and itinerary for most of these events were created months in advance without your input.

The New New Internet is looking to turn this process on its head by developing a conference created solely by the Washington-area’s business leaders.

One of the most important aspects in any Web 2.0 application is the ability to harness the wisdom of the crowds: the collective knowledge inherent in a particular audience. We thought we’d put this theory to the test as we hold a series of dynamic focus groups that have allowed the wisdom of crowds to help shape and design the upcoming Web 2.0 for Business Conference on November 1st, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA.

We have actively involved local contacts from Microsoft, Google, AOL, Citizant, Lockheed Martin, The Washington Post Company, and a whole host of other businesses. The feedback and suggestions for topics we’ve received from these folks has been invaluable.

Keep an eye on our event page as the subject matter is refined and speakers are booked.

Employing the Wisdom of Crowds means we need to hear from you too! Be sure to add your suggestions for web 2.0 topic ideas to this blog posting. Your input, along with the stellar line up of speakers, will make this event the place to be for the area’s top business executives, web innovators, and social media professionals.

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