LeWeb is the biggest internet event on the European calendar, bringing together speakers, entrepreneurs, investors, the media, and technology buffs to discuss a "new web."
LeWeb is a relaxed conference that shares a similar vibe and theme (emerging technology) to the much more established SXSW Interactive conference in the US. It mixes keynote presentations with product and new technology launches, panel sessions, networking events and a Start-Up competition.
Around three thousand participants from all over the world will attend LeWeb in the flesh in 2011, but you don’t have to be at the conference, or in France, to stay abreast of the big announcements.
You can follow all the action on the main conference stage with the UStream live video stream. Don’t miss talks by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, noted entrepreneur Sean Parker, Foursquare Co-Founder and CEO Dennis Crowley, and fashion designer Karl Largerfeld, who will all be at the event to speak about internet, social media and mobile technology.
There will be live UStreams of the LeWeb Start-Up competition and TV Studio too. Twit.TV, FrenchWeb, IBM and others will host live shows for TV Studio during the conference. To vote for your favorite Start-Up or to follow and ask the TV Studio questions, visit LeWeb’s Facebook page.
If you don’t want to be glued to your computer all day you can watch the UStream feed via LeWeb’s mobile app for iPhone, Android or Blackberry.
Hub Rocket is providing a live stream of the conference in the cafe La Tupina in Bordeaux, France for free.
If you miss out on the live streams, many of the LeWeb speakers will be posting their slides on SlideShare after the event and most of the talks end up on YouTube or archived on LeWeb’s UStream page.
LeWeb takes place in Paris, France from December 7 to 9.