Isaac Mao will give a keynote talk on "Cloud intelligence"

We are pleased to announce that Chinese uber-blogger Isaac Mao will give a keynote talk on "Cloud intelligence" at BlogTalk 2009.

In this talk, Isaac will discuss how the world is changing to deal with and leverage the intelligence available in the cloud. I spoke to Isaac via Skype this morning and the talk sounds like it will be very interesting.

Isaac is a fellow with the renowned Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and he is co-founder of and the Social Brain Foundation.

What to expect

I was interviewed by Korea's David Lee, founder of video interview site wetoku, last week about BlogTalk 2009.

End of submissions phase

I am happy to announce that we exceeded our target number of proposal submissions following an extension to the deadline. These are currently being reviewed and we will announce accepted papers next week.

BlogTalk call for proposals, date extended until end of the month

Due to the economic downturn (which has affected the number of submissions to many conferences and workshops) and also following a number of requests for extensions, we have extended the deadline for the BlogTalk 2009 conference until the end of July 2009.

If you have any questions, do e-mail us or ping us on our @blogtalk Twitter account.

BlogTalk dates delayed by two weeks

I wanted to let you know that the date for BlogTalk 2009 has been delayed by two weeks so that we can align with some scheduling changes in the Lift series of events. The conference will now be held on the 15th and 16th of September.

Happily this means that we have also extended the Call for Proposals deadline by two weeks, so you will note the new dates on the Call for Proposals page.

BlogTalk 2009 publishes its "Call for Proposals"

As you may have seen, the BlogTalk 2009 organizers published our "Call for Proposals" yesterday, and we are delighted that the news has started to spread through blogs and microblogs alike.