Save the date! Loic and Geraldine Le Meur, founders and organizers of the biggest Internet conference in Europe –Le Web Paris– have recently announced the dates and location of the 2010 edition: December 8th and 9th, 2010 at Les Docks in Paris, France.
Gary Vaynerchuck (or garyvee for short) is like a nuclear powered volcano with clear ideas: if you start him up on one topic he will erupt in honest, direct and rather colorful descriptions of what he thinks of it, and you will hardly be able to regain control of him. That is probably why so many people love him (and for the same reasons hate him). I was conquered by his blunt style and the real content he decorates with foul language. His speech at Le Web 2009 was no exception on this (will update this post with the official video as soon as it’ll be available) and he touched several sensitive points that have to do with conferences.
At a certain point Loic Le Meur, founder and main host of Le Web, told him that “[Le Web] is not a conference, it’s a community” to which Gary exploded with this remark “If this is a fucking community, why aren’t we doing Q&A?!” (referring to the fact that his presentation was structured as a talk with Loic on stage and there was no real/direct engagement with the audience). Of course his comment was followed by a powerful round of applause and cheers from the attendees.
In a bit more than one month the fifth edition of Le Web Paris will take place (Paris, 9 & 10 December 2009). Le Web is probably the biggest and most important European conference regarding all that’s related to the Web and this year the main theme is “Real-Time Web”.
Though last year many attendees complained about several organizational issues (like catering and room temperature), these don’t affect the networking possibilities that Le Web has to offer, which are obviously top notch, especially for European affairs (most attendees are from Europe) but also with the web celebrities (mostly) from the USA. The organizers also promised to improve the what didn’t work last year 🙂
If you still haven’t bough your ticket for Le Web, well you should hurry up because it’s often packed and sold out! If you’re part of the PICNIC network you can have a 10% discount on the regular ticket fee. Drop me a line (email or twitter) to get the promo code.
Let me know if you’re going to be in Paris next December 9 and 10. I will be there.
Follows a video in which the event’s founders describe this year edition of Le Web: