I was intrigued to see at Blogger Forum a link to BloggerCon 2003, an All-Blog, All-the-Time blogging expo hosted by Dave Winer taking place today (and yesterday). Looks like he’s trying to create a Comdex of the blogging world. Pretty ambitious and exciting!
Here’s some of description on his weblog about what it will be:
Weblogs. The unedited voice of a person! Will easy and inexpensive publishing technology change the face of politics, business, journalism, the law, medicine, engineering and education? Is a revolution underway, or are weblogs just the latest Internet craze? We’ll show how artists create new experiences and inspire with weblogs. New technology will be showcased at BloggerCon 2003. Educators are using blogs to help students express themselves and learn from each other.
Meanwhile questions linger. Are today’s bloggers the modern-day Emersons and Thoreaus or Charlie Chaplin, PT Barnum or Erma Bombeck? Is blogspace a Second Superpower, a ride on the Cluetrain, the venue for the next election or is it even worse than it appears, just good enough to make a difference, or the revolution so many say it is?
BloggerCon will be held on the Harvard Law School campus, on October 4-5, 2003.
Presenters include: Chris Locke, Scott Heiferman, Scott Rosenberg, Eric Folley, Kaye Trammell, Dan Gillmor, Phil Wolff, Elizabeth Spiers, Joshua Marshall, Glenn Reynolds, Eugene Volokh, Brian Weatherson, Jenny Levine, Mathew Gross, Jon Udell, Len Apcar, James Taranto, A.K.M. Adam, Patrick Delaney, Joe Jones, Susan Mernit, Halley Suitt, Andrew Grumet, Doc Searls, Cameron Barrett, Adam Curry, Jim Moore, Jeff Jarvis.
Moderators: Lance Knobel, Ed Cone, Christopher Lydon.
Host: Dave Winer