[nr-pm] O'Reilly Seeks Participants for 2nd P2P Conference

Denise Olliffe deniseo at oreilly.com
Mit Mar 14 16:03:55 CST 2001

The O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
September 17-20, 2001

PROPOSALS DUE: April 2, 2001


O'Reilly & Associates is pleased to announce its second Peer-to-Peer
and Web Services conference, an event exploring the technical,
business, and legal dimensions of the fast-growing Peer-to-Peer and Web
Services spaces.

Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a
tutorial, or participating in panel discussions are invited to submit


Because the Peer-to-Peer and Web Services spaces are still relatively
unformed, we're casting the net widely. Any innovative application that
harnesses the power of distributed computers, users, services, or
devices, and the technical, business, or legal issues raised by such
applications, are appropriate subjects for this conference.

While the conference will consist of various tracks informed by the
subject matter of the submissions, presentations are expected to lean
more toward the technical or business/legal side. Technical
presentations should be of interest to developers and administrators of
Internet applications and infrastructure. Business/legal focused
presentations should appeal to entrepreneurs, venture capitalists,
technical strategists, lawmakers and law-breakers.


Proposed talks should be 20, 30, or 60 minutes long. If you are
interested in participating in or moderating panel discussions or
otherwise contributing to the conference, please do make this known
along with your preferred technical or business slant. If you have an
idea for a particularly provocative group of panelists that you'd love
to see square off, feel free to send in your suggestions.


Lightning talks give you a whirlwind tour of companies, projects (both
completed and not), research, experiments, and interesting ideas in the
Peer-to-Peer and Web Services spaces. Each Lightning Talk session gives
a dozen presenters an opportunity to give a 5-minute elevator pitch.

There are three Lightning Talk tracks:

- Technical
- Business
- "Wobbly Bits"

The last track is a space for unfinished, unpolished, possibly
abandoned, in-need-of-help, and other "wobbly" projects.  Presenters
should talk about what they've learned, what they've solved or
overcome, ongoing issues and tribulations, the current state of their
project, what bits are needed, and so on.

Sessions will be wrapped up with a panel discussion.

Presentations should be informative, creative, and/or entertaining.


For further information, topic examples, and proposal details and
instructions, please visit


If you have any questions, feel free to send email to
p2pconf at oreilly.com.

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