Probably the most intriguing addition to the conference landscape is the upcoming inaugural CrowdConf, the first conference that focuses on the emerging field of crowdsourcing and the future of distributed work. Researchers, technologists, outsourcing experts, legal scholars and artists will gather Oct. 4 in San Francisco to discuss how crowdsourcing is beginning to transform the democratizing and flattening of the global labor market.
I hope to make it there, though a planned Air Force blogging expedition to Hawaii may prevent it.
Lukas Biewald, CEO of CrowdFlower, is spearheading the creation of the conference, which includes a call for papers with a deadline nine days from today. Here are the details:
When: Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The St. Regis Hotel, 123 3rd St., San Francisco
Tickets: $350 before Sept. 13, with discounts for students and researchers. Register here.
Speakers include: Tim Ferriss, Author, “The 4-Hour Work Week”; Sharon Chirella, VP, Amazon Mechanical Turk; Maynard Webb, CEO, LiveOps; Jonathan Zittrain, author and Professor of Law and Computer Science, Harvard.
Call for papers and posters: Submission deadline Sept. 1, acceptance decision Sept. 15. More info: http://crowdconf.com/papers.html
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