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This article was published on September 26, 2011

5 reasons you should be at Dublin Web Summit

5 reasons you should be at Dublin Web Summit
Paul Sawers
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Paul Sawers

Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

Dublin Web Summit is becoming one of Europe’s biggest tech events, aimed at developers, startups, investors and anyone with an interest in the Web. The 2011 2-day tech conference looks to build on the success of last year’s event which saw key speakers such as the founders of Twitter, Youtube and Skype take to the stage.

Running from 27-28 October this year at The Royal Dublin Society, the event will cover three main streams – Cloud, Social Media/Marketing and Startups – with over 60 speakers from digital behemoths such as Amazon, LinkedIn, YouTube, Rovio and Facebook taking to the stage.

Here The Next Web looks at 5 reasons why you should consider attending the Dublin Web Summit, in the heart of the Emerald Isle.

1. The speakers

We’ve already mentioned some of the companies in attendance at this year’s Dublin Web Summit, and the keynote speakers are one of the biggest draws this year.

Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube and also the developer of some of PayPal’s core components will be there for starters. As will Eric Ly (LinkedIn co-founder), Michael Birch (Bebo co-founder), Werner Vogels (Amazon CTO & VP), Ethan Beard (Director, Facebook Developer Network), Mikael Hed (Rovio CEO) and Tristan Nitot (Mozilla Europe President).

We’re also told that its two biggest keynote speakers are yet to be unveiled. Who could they be?

2. The cost

The Dublin Web Summit starts at €395 for the two days under the ‘Super Early Bird’ deal, rising to €995 when this expires – there’s still time to get a pretty good bargain here.

3. Networking

What better way to get inspired than to mingle with those already innovating and excelling? At the Dublin Web Summit, you’ll not just be sitting down, listening to speakers. There will be plenty of time for engagement and interaction and there will be great networking opportunities to meet the who’s who of tech. Just watch your LinkedIn contacts soar, whilst there will be opportunities to meet potential clients too.

See for yourself who’s all down to attend so far.

4. The location

The Dublin Web Summit will be taking place at the Royal Dublin Society, in close proximity to all the great attractions in the Irish capital. There are good transport links too, which makes getting there a breeze.

Dublin is well renowned for its party atmosphere too, so you can become well acquainted with the city’s top watering holes, and maybe even try a pint of Guinness whilst you’re at it.

5. Variety

The way that the Dublin Web Summit is structured, with 3 mini summits and multiple parallel sessions means you can essentially create you own event from the three main themes: Cloud, Social Media/Marketing and Startups. There’s always something to see.

The need to knows…

What? Dublin Web Summit
Where? The Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
When? Thursday/Friday, 27-28 October, 2011
How much? Conference Day Pass (€395). Register here.

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