Discussing The Future: Getting Ready For Techdirt Greenhouse

from the almost-there dept

Last week we held a dinner salon, sponsored by Topix.net, as something of a warm up for the next Techdirt Greenhouse idea workshop. It was a fun discussion with a small group of smart folks from around the area, trying to determine what's going to happen in 2008 (on the assumption that anything happening in 2007 is already being built). The discussion went through a variety of both macro and micro-level predictions, with plenty of disagreements (and, in a few cases, not enough disagreements). We didn't necessarily come to definitive conclusions on anything, but similar to the discussions at Techdirt Greenhouse, the interesting parts came much more from the discussion itself rather than the conclusions. In this case, it raised a number of good (and sometimes controversial) points about how people perceive China, Google and phenomena like "social networking." We're now close to finalizing the presenter list and discussion topics for Techdirt Greenhouse, and I'm already seeing much of what was discussed at the dinner showing up in the discussion topics. Over the next few weeks, we'll start revealing some of the discussion topics to get people thinking about them ahead of time, but in the meantime, we wanted to remind people that there's only one week left for early bird registration to the event. For those of you still not convinced, feel free to read through some of what those who attended last time had to say about the event.
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