On Novem­ber 13th, A1 Telekom Aus­tria and datadirt, the proud and happy author of this hum­ble blog, invite inter­na­tional top blog­gers and Aus­trian social media geeks to join the first pro-blogging con­fer­ence in Vienna. The con­fer­ence focuses on the future of dig­i­tal media. We will dis­cuss the impact of the inter­net on var­i­ous aspects of our life in the next ten years: how will our jobs change? How will our per­sonal life change? What’s the next stage of social media? The offi­cial home­page wbf2010.at will soon be online soon. The event will take place at A1 TA head­quar­ters at Lasallestraße 9 in Vienna — we got a main hall plus var­i­ous smaller con­fer­ence rooms for break-out ses­sions, of course all equipped with sta­ble WLAN.

Aus­trian blog­gers and jour­nal­ists are warmly wel­come. There is no entrance fee; due to the capac­ity of the venue the spots are strictly lim­ited though. In the next weeks, we will invite our inter­na­tional guests and give away all tick­ets via weblogs and media part­ners. Secure your spot now and join us: the first ten spots are avail­able… NOW!

How to join the World Blog­ging Forum 2010

Blog con­fer­ences rely on active par­tic­i­pants: there are no speak­ers, there’s no audi­ence: we want all guests of the WBF 2010 to join the dis­cus­sion and spend a great day of inter­na­tional net­work­ing and learn­ing from each other’s expe­ri­ences. Hard think­ing requires hard relax­ation — after the con­fer­ence, we’ll party like it’s 2999. But first and fore­most: help is *very highly* appre­ci­ated! So just tell us:

Why you want to join the World Blog­ging Forum 2010

Drop a com­ment — we’ll give away the first spots until August 15th! The con­fer­ence lan­guage is Eng­lish, and just in case you won’t be able to make to Vienna: we are going to record all the ses­sions, but what hap­pens at the party… stays in Vienna :pimp:

What is the World Blog­ging Forum 2010 all about?

Blog­gers use state-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy on a daily basis — they’re at the very fore­front of tech­nol­ogy. Only 10 years ago, the inter­net was a col­lec­tion of sta­tic web­pages. Dur­ing the last five years, social net­works have entered the main­stream media stage. How is the dig­i­tal world going to change in the next 10 years? Which role will the inter­net play in our daily lives? How will new hard­ware change mul­ti­me­dia pro­duc­tion? These are the kinds of ques­tions we want to address at the WBF 2010. The blog­gers we invite have become pop­u­lar media experts in their coun­tries, and I can’t wait to share thoughts and ideas with this excel­lent crowd.

Reg­u­lar read­ers of this blog know very well that the World Blog­ging Forum 2009 in Bucharest was an unfor­get­table high­light for all par­tic­i­pants. I’m extremely glad that together with A1 Telekom Aus­tria I can con­tinue this fas­ci­nat­ing con­fer­ence for­mat in Vienna — and of course I count on sup­port of the Aus­trian blog­ging scene! (Yes, I did spend all day on my phone… just love being the bearer of great news.)

More details on the pro­gram and our guests fol­low soon. And if you’d like to join, tell me why you’re as enthu­si­as­tic about the WBF 2010 as me :frog5: