TheNextWeb2008 Update: The Next Techcrunch Conference?

TheNextWeb2008 Update: The Next Techcrunch Conference?

In only 5 days The Next Web Conference 2008 will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We will post short daily updates about speakers, initiatives and events here.

Erick SchonfeldErick Schonfeld
Formerly editor-at-large at Business 2.0 and currently Co-editor

We proudly present you the Next Web Conference 2008 moderator. He is a well known, respected and very connected journalist and blogger. His name is Erick Schonfeld.

If you don’t recognize the name right away don’t worry. Changes are you read his articles regularly but just didn’t notice his name before. He has been the co-editor of Techcrunch since September 2007 and has been contributing to the world famous blog (700.000+ RSS readers!) on a daily basis ever since.

Quoted from Techcrunch:

Erick has been covering startups and technology news for 14 years. At Business 2.0 he wrote feature stories and ran their main blog, Next Net, which has nearly 50,000 RSS subscribers. He also does a lot of video work and hosts regular panels of industry luminaries called Disruptor Round Tables. Prior to Business 2.0, Erick was an editor-at-large for eCompany and a contributing editor for Fortune.

In 1999, Schonfeld won the prize for best information technology submission at London’s Business Journalist of the Year Awards, and in 2001 he won the prize for best space submission at the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards in Paris. In 1996 and 1997, Schonfeld was recognized in the TJFR Business News Reporter’s list of the “best and brightest financial journalists under the age of 30.” He appears regularly on CNBC, CNN, and NY1, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Schonfeld graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 1993.

Next to Erick Schonfeld we also have writers from Techcrunch France (Ouriel Ohayon) and TechCrunch UK & Ireland (Mike Butcher) who are also both media partners of The Next Web Conference. In other words: you will never get a better chance to meet representatives from every Techcrunch publication in one event. Maybe we should rename the conference “The Next Techcrunch Conference”? ;-)

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