Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, special speaker at the 8th edition of
webcom-Montréal, the international conference on new technologies and Web

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MONTRÉAL, May 18 /CNW/ - On May 26, 2010, Montréal will host the 8th edition of webcom-Montréal, the international conference on new technologies and Web 2.0. Ever use Wikipedia? Founder Jimmy Wales, named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, will be the guest of honour.

Among the renowned speakers also in attendance will be Tara Hunt, marketing and online community expert and pioneer, and author of the book The Whuffie Factor, Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era, and Chris Heuer, founder of the Social Media Club.

Furthermore, early on during the presentation, the Centre francophone d'informatisation des organisations (CEFRIO) will present the exclusive results of a study on the progress of social media and Web 2.0 in Québec.

webcom-Montréal is the world's foremost francophone conference on new technology. It features a series of conferences divided between four different fields, namely Corporate 2.0, Marketing 2.0, Solutions 2.0 and Public Relations 2.0. These workshops enable participants to learn more about several 2.0 case studies within each theme, all grouped under three main themes: real-time Web, online communities and Wiki's collaboration.

Please note that as of 3:30 p.m., all conferences are presented free of charge as Speed-Keynotes.

The complete schedule and all relevant details are available www.webcom-montreal.com

New: WebTweet-Montréal

"I tweet, therefore I am". Canada's first Twitter conference: Jeff Pulver, special speaker at WebTweet-Montréal

For the first time in Canada, and in collaboration with webcom-Montréal: a conference on Twitter - a micro-blogging site and pop culture phenomenon, as well as media, politics, nanoliterature, music, etc.

For this first edition, WebTweet-Montréal will host none other than Jeff Pulver as keynote speaker. Vonage founder Jeff Pulver is the mastermind behind the "140 characters conference", the inspiration behind WebTweet-Montréal. The complete schedule is available: www.webcom-montreal.com.


    What:  webcom-Montréal & WebTweet-Montréal

    When:  Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Where: OACI Head Office
           999 University St.
           Montréal, QC

    Time:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Registration: http://webcom-montreal.com

    webcom-Montréal: $495
    WebTweet-Montréal: $95

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    webcom-Montréal: http://bit.ly/c2oG6T
    WebTweet-Montréal: http://bit.ly/ctwzaX


For further information: For further information: Marie-Claude Roy, Consultant, Massy-Forget Public Relations, (514) 842-2455, ext. 21, C: (514) 774-7898, mcroy@mfrp.com

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