2,659 crowdsourcing and crowdfunding sites
In just over a week from now, approximately six hundred people will be on their way to Mission Bay, San Francisco to attend CrowdConf2011. Amongst the hundreds of attendees will be a formidable line up of speakers, representing many of the crowdsourcing industry's best known companies, business executives and thought leaders.
Last year's inaugural event was memorialized for the team behind Crowdsourcing.org as both the first significant event dedicated to the subject of crowdsourcing as well as the day we launched the site. Following last year’s success, CrowdConf2011 has been meticulously orchestrated to provide a platform for many of the leading figures within the crowdsourcing movement and to provide the broadest possible coverage of the application of crowdsourcing within social and commercial enterprises as well as the public sector.
The driving force behind CrowdConf is CrowdFlower, a pioneer of the crowdsourcing industry and a leading provider of crowdsourcing services. Capable of attracting participation across the industry from both providers of crowdsourcing services as well as crowdsourcing's buy-side practitioners, CrowdFlower is uniquely positioned to be the lead sponsor behind what will unquestionably be the top global industry event.
While last year's conference was heavily oriented towards crowdsourcing as a model for delivering work via an on-demand scalable workforce, this year’s agenda has been constructed to distinguish between a number of the leading applications of crowdsourcing. Consistent with Crowdsourcing.org’s industry taxonomy, there are sessions focusing on Collective Creativity (a category on the site we have recently renamed Crowd Creativity), Funding (forms of Crowdfunding that include sponsorship, donations and philanthropy) as well as the category we refer to as Cloud Labor.
Sessions have been designed to focus on key industry topics including:
The founder of Crowdsourcing.org, Carl Esposti, will present a plenary session at 10:30 AM, covering Crowdsourcing.org’s research in the Enterprise Crowdsourcing space followed by a breakout session from 11:00-11:30 where he will share an approach and framework used by large enterprises to identify and target opportunities for crowdsourcing within an enterprise.
Win An All Expenses Paid Trip In A Four Ticket Giveaway to CrowdConf2011
We are looking for four new team members to join the growing Crowdsourcing.org team – openings exist for up to two people to join our research team and two people to join our editorial team. Write to us and let us know why you want to be part of our team. If we like what you have to say, we will pick up the tab for you to join us at the event.
So, please be sure to make a point of finding us next week at the conference. We look forward to catching up with our friends and making many new ones.
Community Director, 99 Designs
VP - Marketing & Sales, Clickworker
Technical Lead at Bing, Microsoft
Research & Development, Kickstarter
Founder and Chairman, CrowdFlower
Director, Strategic Development, DST Technologies
Founder & CEO, TaskRabbit
Research Scientist, Google
Vice President, Amazon Mechanical Turk
Senior Program and Product Manager, Servio
Nokia: Ideas Project, Nokia
Community Manager, Threadless
Founder & CEO, Marketing Society
Chairman, Gerson Lehrman Group
David Alan Grier
Writer, George Washington University
Founder & CEO, Globumbus
Father of Crowdsourcing
CEO & Founder, Coveroo
Leila Chirayath Janah
Founder & CEO, Samasource
Chief Marketing Officer, uTest
Director of Marketing, IndieGoGo
Assistant Professor, UT Austin
Director of Product Development, Tagasauris
Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi
Senior Vice President, TopCoder
Co-founder & COO, Napkin Labs
CEO, Creative Allies
Managing Director, Capital Mergers & Aquisitions
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Professor of Growth and Innovation at Hult International Business School
VP Business Development, CloudFactory
Chief Executive Officer, Leadtip
Founder, Second Life & LoveMachine
Founder & CEO, CloudFactory
Director of Community, Poptent
President & CEO, Lingotek
Gioacchino La Vecchia
Founder and CEO, CrowdEngineering
Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners