Sign up for the Bulletin

"A who's who of location-aware players." Michael Calore, webmonkey

"Where 2.0 did a superb job of gathering the major parties to the table to discuss mobile-social-mapping." Joe Francica, Directions Magazine

"I would say Where 2.0 trumps SXSW and deserves some much needed contemplation." Ian Stinson, Geo Local Road Map

"So this year's Where 2.0 in a sentence: location technology can help people have fun, and it can also just plain help people. Good news all around." Paul Ramsey, OpenGeo

"Where 2.0 is THE event for location based services and with the evolution of Maps, the perfect place to talk about what's new and exciting." JBC, Nokia Conversations

"A hotspot of creative thinking and investigation into what's possible in terms of location-based services today, and what's just around the corner." Mike Cooper, Nokia

"The presentations from the Where 2.0 conference always blow me away." Andrew Crook, GIS and Agent-based Modeling

"Where 2.0 was tremendous." Gregory Dicum, freelance journalist

"[Where 2.0 2008] was a great conference, an excellent set of speakers and a wonderful opportunity to learn and network." Frank San Miguel, Founder,

"Where 2.0 was the most interesting and provocative conference I have ever attended" —John Frank, Founder and CTO, MetaCarta, Inc.

"The Where 2.0 conference is probably one of the most important meetings of the year for developers of new Web 2.0 mapping technologies." Frank Taylor, Google Earth Blog

"I can't remember a conference I have attended in the past few years where there was just so much to take-in. [The next] Where 2.0…will be a show not to miss." Ed Parsons,

"Many companies are trying to position themselves as leaders in the geolocation field this week, which makes sense since the sure-to-be-fascinating Where 2.0 conference kicks off next week." Rafe Needleman, CNET

"[Where 2.0] presentations provided a stimulating combination of cartographic history, bleeding-edge technologies (many of them still under construction), and debate over how businesses can tap into the new excitement over consumer access to geo-referenced data on the Web." Wade Roush

"The Where 2.0 Conference is an excellent forum for the mapping community to discuss the future of mapping for businesses and consumers." Stephen Lawler, Microsoft MapPoint GM

"If you are in the web 2.0 mapping business, and the virtual globe business, I think this is probably one of the best conferences, if not the best, to attend." Frank Taylor, Google Earth Blog

Where 2.0 2011 Onsite Information

Thank you for joining us for Where 2.0. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at the conference.

Conference Location

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)

Registration / Check-in

Registration and check-in for attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and media is located in convention center lobby, outside Exhibit Hall A.

  • Tuesday, April 19: 7:30am - 5:15pm
  • Wednesday, April 20: 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, April 21: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Speaker Lounge

If you are speaking at Where 2.0, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge located in the Magnolia room on the lobby level of the Hyatt Regency. The Hyatt is adjacent to the Santa Clara Convention Center.

  • Tuesday, April 19: 7:30am - 5:15pm
  • Wednesday, April 20: 7:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday, April 21: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless connectivity to the Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Where 2.0 wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow conference attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files or using bittorrent while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service Desk in registration or send a message to @where20.

Online Attendee Directory

Use the online Attendee Directory to quickly and easily contact, meet, and network with other attendees before, during, and after the event. If you haven't joined the Attendee Directory, we encourage you to do so and get the conversation started with other Where 2.0 attendees today.

Set Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Where 2.0 agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on "personal schedule" link on your Attendee Directory dashboard or in the Schedule View page.

Rate the Workshops and Sessions You Attend

Rate the sessions, workshops, and keynotes you attend by going to any session description page and clicking on the set of stars in the upper right hand corner. You can also leave comments at the bottom of the description page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public. Only registered attendees may rate sessions, so if you aren't already logged in, you'll be asked to do so. Your username/email and password are the same ones you used to register for Where 2.0.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in location tools and technologies.

Wednesday, April 20:

  • 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 11:45am - 2:00pm
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm (reception)

Thursday, April 21:

  • 10:00am - 11:00am
  • 11:45am - 2:00pm
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Speaker Slides, Video, and Live Streaming Info

During the conference, all keynotes will be streamed live. After the conference, session files will be available for download and select video will be available for viewing. Look for links on the Where 2.0 home page.

Official Tag

Blogging, tweeting, or posting photos from Where 2.0? Tag 'em with #where20.

Networking Events

We've lined up several evening events for you to attend each night of Where 2.0. Check out our Events page for info on Ignite, Startup Showcase, our Exhibit Hall reception, and more.

More Where 2.0


If you have a question that is not answered here, please message us on Twitter @where20 or send an email to [email protected]. When you get to Where 2.0, visit the customer service desk located in the convention center lobby.

  • Nokia
  • OnStar
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • AND Automotive Navigation Data
  • C3 Technologies
  • Ditto
  • Facebook
  • Factual
  • MapQuest
  • Microsoft Corporation

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Yvonne Romaine at [email protected]

Download the Where 2.0 Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Contact Us

View a complete list of Where 2.0 contacts

Speakers Video Social