Berlin plans taking shape

It’s going to be a tight turnaround (flying out first thing Wednesday 22 October; back evening of Thursday 23) but I’m looking forward to my Berlin trip next month.

First, I’ve never been to the eastern side of Germany, and getting excited about actually setting foot in the city of Cabaret, the Wall, Christiane F. (yes, I’m that old) and banging German techno. Apparently, my family have also got relatives there, but not sure if I’m going to locate them in time. Who knows, maybe we’ll actually bump into each other at the Kaffee Burger?

Second, the schedule for Web 2.0 Expo Europe, taking place from 21 – 23 October, is filling out nicely. I’m looking forward to whole heap of sessions, starting with Stowe Boyd’s Better Media Plumbing for the Social Web on Wednesday morning. Lorna Li at Salesforce recommended Stowe as someone I should speak to re Leadership 2.0 so I’m hoping to catch him after the talk.

Also, it’s great to see that my friends Suw Charman-Anderson and Alberto Nardeli will be giving keynotes. Alberto will be Changing the World for the Better Using Web 2.0. How could anyone resist? The topic of Suw’s talk is still tbc but, knowing Suw, it’ll be delivered clearly, intelligently and with passion.

Finally, I’m thrilled to be able to hook up with the dozens of other European bloggers on Web 2.0 Europe’s blogging programme. Hopefully something social can be sorted out for the Wednesday night – my one night in town. If anyone reading this will be in Berlin and fancies doing something that evening, let me know!

By the way, if you don’t have a ticket for the Web 2.0 Expo Europe, but are thinking about going, readers of this blog get a 35% discount – just sign up using ‘webeu08gr53’ as your discount code. Maybe see you there?