W3G 2011 – More Geo, More Location, More Maps

There’s more to Geo than just Maps and Check-ins. Which sounds like a good theme for a one day (un)conference doesn’t it?

All of which can only mean one thing. W3G is back and this year the theme is “There’s More To Geo And Location Than Just Maps And Check-Ins”.

As with the first W3G, we’re supported by the AGI, Britain’s Association for Geographic Information and W3G 2011 will precede the AGI’s GeoCommunity 2011 conference.

This year, we’re moving from Stratford-upon-Avon and heading some 70 odd miles in a vaguely North East direction to the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham University.

Globes

There’ll be the same combination of invited keynote speakers and informal unconference sessions and as with last year attendance at W3G is totally free. Of course, there’s not really any such thing as “free” so we’ll also be looking for sponsorship to help make W3G 2011 even more of a success than it was last year.

But for now, mark the 20th. of September 2011 in your diaries, plug the East Midlands Conference Centre into your mobile GPS navigation app and start thinking about what you’d like to hear this year and what you’d like to talk about; the comments are open right now for this very reason.

You can also follow up on Twitter as @w3gconf, join the W3G LinkedIn group or subscribe to our RSS feed.

Photo Credits: Jeffrey Beall on Flickr.
Written and posted from the Nokia gate5 office in Schönhauser Allee, Berlin (52.5308072, 13.4108176)

About Gary Gale

Self professed "geek with a life", geo-blogger, geo-talker and geo-tweeter, Gary works in London and Berlin as Director of Places for Nokia; he's a co-founder of WhereCamp EU, the chair of w3gconf and sits on the W3C POI Working Group and the UK Location User Group. A contributor to the Mapstraction mapping API, Gary speaks and presents at a wide range of conferences and events including Where 2.0, State of the Map, AGI GeoCommunity, Geo-Loco, Social-Loco, GeoMob, the BCS GeoSpatial SG and LocBiz. Writing as regularly as possible on location, place, maps and other facets of geography, Gary blogs at www.vicchi.org and tweets as @vicchi.

Blog Ergo Sum

Or as Rene Descartes might have said, had he been around today, I blog therefore I am. But do you blog? If so, w3gconf has just the ticket for you. Literally.

The first batch of tickets flew out of the EventBrite door; well, at least they gently ambled. We’ll be releasing another batch of tickets in week 34, or on August 23rd if you prefer, but if you’d like to get your hands on a ticket before that and you’re a blogger who’s willing to either live blog during the event or write up a personal view of w3gconf after the dust has settled then we’d like to hear from you.

I'm blogging this

Just drop the w3gconf team an email to info@w3gconf.com and we’ll do the rest.

w3gconf … are you blogging this?

Photo Credits: foxtongue on Flickr.
Written and posted from the Nokia Gate5 Berlin office (52.530884,13.384808)

About Gary Gale

Self professed "geek with a life", geo-blogger, geo-talker and geo-tweeter, Gary works in London and Berlin as Director of Places for Nokia; he's a co-founder of WhereCamp EU, the chair of w3gconf and sits on the W3C POI Working Group and the UK Location User Group. A contributor to the Mapstraction mapping API, Gary speaks and presents at a wide range of conferences and events including Where 2.0, State of the Map, AGI GeoCommunity, Geo-Loco, Social-Loco, GeoMob, the BCS GeoSpatial SG and LocBiz. Writing as regularly as possible on location, place, maps and other facets of geography, Gary blogs at www.vicchi.org and tweets as @vicchi.

We Need Your Sponsorship (Your Chance To Be Part Of It, Part 2)

Update: If you’re thinking of becoming a sponsor, our going to press deadline for your logo is September 3rd. 2010. So don’t delay; sponsor w3gconf today!

As we’ve mentioned before on this blog, w3gconf is free to attend. That’s free, no charge, gratis. But sadly that doesn’t mean it’s free to put on, which is why we need help from sponsor partners. Here’s how …

What Is w3gconf And Who Will Be There?

w3gconf is a free, one day conference themed on the “3 W’s of Geo”, the “where”, the “when” and the “what” covering all aspects of the geographical experience, from online mapping to cartography, from the web to location based mobile services. Large in scope but intimate in scale, w3gconf is targeted firmly at the geographic community at large, from the geographic professional, be they GIS or Web 2.0 to the latent geographer who’s heard about this thing called “location” and wants to know more.

Why Should My Company Sponsor?

Location is finally becoming ubiquitous and is now viewed to be a mainstream technology. From community mapping projects such as OpenStreetMap through to the vast range of LBS apps on the Apple, Android, Blackberry and Nokia mobile platforms, location is transforming the way in which companies reach their customers, how customers experience the online world and interact with the vast amount of information available online. This is a prime opportunity to have your brand associated with the growth and interest in the geo industry and to connect with individuals and organisations involved in all levels of geographic, open source and community geographic data and services.

Monopoly

What Do I Get For My Sponsorship?

Platinum Level Sponsor – £3,500

  • Large size logo on all promotional materials (website, marketing, splash screens, t-shirts and swag bag)
  • Swag bag inserts (provided by the sponsor)
  • 2 email and Twitter blast to all registered attendees
  • Dedicated sponsor “thank you” slot at start and end of the day
  • Pull-up banners arranged around the projector screens in both rooms (provided by the sponsor, approximately 1m in width maximum)
  • 5 passes for w3gconf

Gold Level Sponsor – £2,000

  • Medium size logo on all promotional materials (website, marketing, splash screens, t-shirts and swag bag)
  • Swag bag inserts (provided by the sponsor)
  • Pull-up banners in the coffee area (provided by the sponsor, approximately 1m in width maximum)
  • 1 email and Twitter blast to all registered attendees
  • 3 passes for w3gconf

Silver Level Sponsor – £850

  • Small size logo on all promotional materials (website, marketing, splash screens, t-shirts and swag bag)
  • Swag bag inserts (provided by the sponsor)
  • 1 pass for w3gconf

Want to talk to us about sponsorship? Simply drop us a mail to info@wg3conf.com or send a Direct Message to @w3gconf on Twitter.

Photo Credits: Steve Berry and on Flickr.
Written and posted from the Nokia Gate5 Berlin office (52.530884,13.384808)

About Gary Gale

Self professed "geek with a life", geo-blogger, geo-talker and geo-tweeter, Gary works in London and Berlin as Director of Places for Nokia; he's a co-founder of WhereCamp EU, the chair of w3gconf and sits on the W3C POI Working Group and the UK Location User Group. A contributor to the Mapstraction mapping API, Gary speaks and presents at a wide range of conferences and events including Where 2.0, State of the Map, AGI GeoCommunity, Geo-Loco, Social-Loco, GeoMob, the BCS GeoSpatial SG and LocBiz. Writing as regularly as possible on location, place, maps and other facets of geography, Gary blogs at www.vicchi.org and tweets as @vicchi.