I'm looking forward to going to the LeWeb conference on December 8th and 9th in Paris. Especially for the opportunity to meet some of the most influential people in the tech industry. At the last couple years of LeWeb, I was lucky to meet and video interview cool people like Kevin Marks (ex-Googler now at British Telecom), Martin Varsavsky (founder of FON), Chris Pirillo, Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington (founder of Techcrunch) and Marc Canter.
Most of these influential people of the US and EU tech blogosphere and tech industry will be there again, as well as Shai Agassi (founder of revolutionizing electric car Project Better Place), Matt Mullenweg (founder of WordPress), Leo Laporte (founder of worlds most influential tech podcast This Week In Tech), Gabe Rivera (founder of one the most influential tech sites Techmeme.com), Ryan Block (one of the founders of Engadget), Veronica Belmont, MG Siegler (top Apple fanboy on Techcrunch), David Hornik and many more people that you can find on the participants list.
A lot of Googlers attend the event as it's partly sponsored by Google and there will be a full day of Google workshops on December 8th: http://www.leweb.net/agenda/2010/workshops. By the time LeWeb starts, I expect we might have seen more official announcements about Gingerbread, Chrome OS, Google Me, Nexus S and more, that these Google workshops should be absolutely fascinating! And if you have any questions to Google people, this is the opportunity to ask them! Marissa Mayer will do her Fireside chat with Michael Arrington as she does each year. Salim Ismail Executive Director of the Google-funded Singularity University will do a talk. Chang Kim is Google product manager on Blogging products will be there too.
Top people from Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo will also be there if you want to talk to them or watch their keynotes.
Look forward to my extensive video coverage from this event. I will try to video interview all the people I just mentioned and many more. Cool product demonstrations happen there as well, people showing off gadgets and websites at the exhibition area so I will video-blog those on here: http://armdevices.net/category/tradeshows/leweb/
That's what a conference is for. Meeting people. So if you are in the Europe area and you want a chance to meet those people you should register.