I got back from SXSW late last week (and was immediately hit with SXSWSARS), and realized that over the next 3-4 months, I will be going to or speaking at quite a few conferences. Which means I have to get much better at the pre-post and the post-post.

Usually, I am quite bad at both, but for Web 2.0 Expo, that is all going to change. Why? Well, the wonderful Janetti, the community director of the Expo asked me to join her Web 2.0 Expo 2009 Conference Bloggers group. In exchange for helping get the word out (and giving a conference discount and a free pass), I get into the conference (otherwise how I would be able to write about it?).

Which is pretty cool.

In the interest of information, here is some things you get with a Expo Hall or Web2Open registration:

* Daily Keynotes – hear our Web 2.0 Expo luminaries present their conversations and high order tidbits of knowledge.
* Launch Pad – after a rigorous selection process by esteemed industry judges, watch five lucky startups present their demos.
* Tekzilla Live! – watch internet television live as the hosts of Tekzilla bring you hands on reviews of the latest gear, tips and
tricks that improve the tech you already own and conversations with informative experts

Be sure to stop by our expo floor for special events and to see the Web 2.0 products and services that help bring the power of less into your business.
* Expo Hall – opens daily at 10:30am. See schedule for closing times.
* Booth Crawl – vendor-sponsored libations for your networking pleasure.
* Non-Profit Pavilion – start here to see how you can get involved in local non-profits.
* Solutions Showcase Theater – a series of 10 minute presentations from sponsors and exhibitors. Product demos, real world case studies, and networking.

Since Web 2.0 Expo’s conference is carefully curated to bring you the best and brightest industry speakers, here are your free opportunities to attend some of our sessions:
* Government 2.0 Track
* Sponsored Sessions
* Web2Open Hybrid Sessions

No Web 2.0 Expo would be complete without programs and areas dedicated to the community that’s shaping our industry. So what do we have for you?
* Web2Open & the Open Lounge – our official on-site unconference is back with community-driven sessions, speeddating Q&A and a casual, wi-fi equipped lounge where you can get your chill on.
* Sunlight Hackathon – what’s one easy way a developer can start building the new economy and society we sorely need? Participate in the Open Government movement, hackers wanted.
* Community Room – sign up for an on-site meeting place for your organization, or if you’re looking for a quiet place to film some
* Birds of a Feather Sessions – continue focused discussions and network with like-minded folks by attending (or creating) an evening BoF.

I plan on being in SF from April 1 – 4 (maybe the 5th so I can go down to San Jose and see my family), and will be at the conference pretty much non-stop if you are looking for me. Of course, use CONTXTS and text micah to 50500 for my contact info or follow me on twitter.

For those that saw the free pass line, well Ive never done a giveaway on my blog, so lets do this. Leave a comment that has the following info:

a) If you are a hot chick who has a thing for fat Jewish men. (kidding! …sort of…)

1) If you are going to Web20expo (or would if you got the pass)

2) If I asked the person that knows you best to describe you with one word, what would that word be and why.

3) I will pick a winner at midnight Monday MST.

Should be fun! See you in SF.

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