There’s a TON of new Facebook conferences/events coming soon.
Here’s a list of the ones I know about.
1. Dave McClure’s Graphing Social Patterns. I’m speaking, this one looks like the best one. October 7-9 in San Jose, CA, USA.
2. Noah Kagan is planning CommunityNext’s Platform, October 5-6 in Sunnyvale, CA, USA (only a few miles away from Dave’s confabb). Noah used to work at Facebook and this one looks great for developers.
3. Christian Perry, who plans the most awesome SF Beta events, is planning a conference for late October. It’ll be announced in a week.
4. Steve Broback, who planned the Blog Business Summits over the past few years, has started a new WebCommunityForum in Seattle in December.
Me? I keep thinking that all these conferences are missing the real action.
I am working on that. It’s called Starfish. Code name for what’s really going on in Social Media.
What’s funny is that I’ve been talking about my Starfish idea (sorry, not ready to discuss it in public yet) and nearly everyone who I mention it to asks me “have you read “The Starfish and the Spider” yet?”
It’s amazing how many people have read that book from a cross-section of the industry.
So, I was blown away when I ran into Rod Beckstrom, one of the co-authors of that book, while walking the halls at the Office 2.0 Conference this week.
We had a nice chat and we’ll definitely get together soon for a video interview.
He’s onto something. One of these Facebook events should hire him to speak.
Oh, and what else has he done? He’s the chairman for Twiki.net. One of the more powerful wiki environments around.
Anyway, back to my original question: how many Facebook conferences do we need?