Loic Le Meur: Le Web 08 is all about l’amour

Loic Le Meur: Le Web 08 is all about l’amour

Just received an email from Loic Le Meur with the Le Web 08 program. This Paris-based two day conference still one of Europe’s hottest web gatherings. Our dear web celebs from Silicon Valley feel the same way, as Michael Arrington, Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber (Editor-in-Chief, CNET News), Om Malik (GigaOm), Robert Scoble, and Kara Swisher cross the ocean for this gig. The theme of the fifth edition is love, oui, l’amour:

For 2008 technology will still play a central role in the proceedings, but we will expand our talks by bringing an even more unique topic to the stage – love. And that is love in all permutations from romantic love (of course) to love of innovation, entrepreneurship, to the way in which our now truly connected “global village” can be a platform for championing critical social issues.

The full program is after the click. See you in Paris on December the 9th and 10th!

DAY 1 – DEC 9, 2008 – PLENARY ROOM

08h45 – 09h00 Opening remarks – Geraldine & Loïc Le Meur – LeWeb Founders
09h00 – 09h20 Dan’l Lewin – Microsoft Corporation ,Corporate Vice President for Strategic and Emerging Business Development.
09h20-09h40 Fireside Chat with Nikesh Arora – President, Operations EMEA & Vice-président, Google UK Ltd
09h40-10h00 David Weinberger – Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society,Harvard University
10h00 – 10h30 Chris DeWolfe Co-Founder & CEO, MySpace.com
10h30 – 11h00 COFFEE BREAK sponsored By Codeur.com
11h00 – 11h20 Speaker to be announced
11h30 – 11h50 Linda Avey – Co-Founder, 23AndMe, Inc.
12h00 – 12h45 Helen Fisher – Visiting Research Professor, Rutgers University
12h45– 14h15 LUNCH BREAK
14h30 – 15h10 Paulo Coelho, Author
15h10 – 16h00 Loving Brands Online – Panel
Panelists:
• Georges-Edouard Dias, Team Leader, Internet & e-Business, L’Oreal
• Matthias Lüfkens, Associate Director, World Economic Forum
• Marc Mathieu, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Marketing & Creative Excellence, The Coca-Cola Company
• Michael Tchao, General Manager, Nike TechLab
Moderator: Dan Farber, Editor-in-Chief, CNET News
16h00 – 16h20 Yossi Vardi – Investor & Entrepreneur
16h20 – 16h45 COFFEE BREAK
16h45 – 16h50 Mike Butcher – UK & Europe Editor, TechCrunch
16h50 – 17h30 Money Talks: How scared should we be of the markets crash ?Panel Panelists:
• Eric Archambeau, General Partner, London Office, Wellington Partners
• Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
• Mark D. Kvamme, Partner, Sequoia Capital
• Fred Wilson, Partner, Union Square Ventures
Moderator: Ouriel Ohayon, General Manager, LgiLab, Editor, TechCrunch France
17h30 – 18h00 Fireside Chat with Marc Simoncini – Founder & CEO, MEETIC and Loïc Le Meur

22h00 – 02h00 LeWeb’08 Party with MySpace.com

DAY 2 – DEC 10, 2008 – PLENARY ROOM

08h00 – 09h00 WELCOME BREAKFAST
09h00 – 09h20 Opening remarks: Why Are We In Paris? Eric Besson – France Secretary of State for New Technologies Surprise Guest moderated by Loïc Le Meur
09h20 – 10h00 Platform Love: Getting Along – Panel
Panelists:
• Travis Katz, Vice President, International Development, MySpace
• Dave Morin , Senior Platform Manager, Facebook
• David Recordon, Open Platforms Tech Lead , SixApart
• Google Speaker TBA Moderator: Marc Canter – CEO, Broadband Mechanics
10h00 – 10h20 Love of Education: A shifting paradigm Robin Good – New Media Innovator, Explorer, Independent Publisher, Master New Media
10h20 – 10h40 Chris Anderson – Curator, TED
10h40 – 11h10 COFFEE BREAK
11h10 – 11h40 Love Entrepreneurship Your Own Way: Two perspectives on starting a business
• John Buckman – Founder & CEO, Magnatune.com
• Reid Hoffman – Chairman and President, Products, LinkedIn
11h40 – 12h00 Dr. Brian Cox – The School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester
12h00 – 12h30 Love of Entrepreneurship – Jason Calacanis – CEO, Mahalo
12h30 – 13h00 Speaker to be announced
13h00 – 13h30 Sharing Love – Joichi Ito – CEO, Creative Commons
13h30 – 15h00 LUNCH BREAK
15h00 – 16h00 Start-Up Competition Awards and Winners
16h00 – 16h30 Dr. Werner Vogels, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com
16h30 – 17h15 European Originals – Start-Up Companies That Are Uniquely European –
Panel Panelists:
• Jacques Antoine Granjon, CEO, Vente Privee
• Jonas Birgersson ,Chairman, ViaEuropa
• Klaas Kersting, Gameforge
• Speaker TBA >Moderator: Jennifer L. Schenker,Correspondent, BusinessWeek
17h15 – 17h45 Fireside Chat with Gary Vaynerchuk – Host, Wine Library TV.com – Loic Le Meur

DAY 2 – DEC 10, 2008 – LeWeb “Deep Discussion” Stage

9h15 – 10h00 Your Mobile is Your Love Device: Nokia
10h00 – 10h30 The Revenge of Email – Panel Panelists:
• Nick Heys Founder & CEO, Emailvision
• Jason Calacanis, CEO, Mahalo
Moderator: Robert Scoble, Video Blogger, Fast Company
10h30 – 11h10 Social Advertising: Where’s the Love? – Panel Panelists:
• Seth Sternberg – Meebo
• Lorenz Bogaert – Co-founder and CEO Netlog.com
• Speaker TBA Moderator: Scott Rafer – CEO, Lookery, Co-Founder, Mashery, Chairman, Winksite
11h10 – 11h50 Love in Motion: Mobile ubiquity and social networks Panelists:
• Dr. Lai Kok Fung – CEO & Co-Founder, Buzzcity
• Ewan Spence – WuBud
• Antonio Vince Staybl – CEO & Co-Founder, itsmy .com (a Gofresh company)
Moderator: Ferhan Cook – Co-Founder, Any Screen Productions
11h50 – 12h30 Big Love: Embracing Asia’s Market Explosion – Panel Panelists:
• Masashi Kobayashi
• Others to be announced
Moderator: Thomas Crampton
12h30 – 12h50 Modesty & Shamelessness on the Web – presentation/discussion Who do we like, love and relate to online? And what are we ready to give them about ourselves?
• Dominique Cardon – Sr. Researcher, Orange Labs
• Daniel Kaplan – FING

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