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"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

Santa Clara Restaurants

TusCA Restaurant at The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
(408) 980-3930

The restaurant is located in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency. There is also a Sushi Bar located in the bar area.

Banana Leaf

182 Ranch Dr
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 719-9811

Delicious Malaysian cuisine.

Bennigan's Grill & Tavern

4150 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
(408) 748-0378

Bennigan's is an upbeat place to kick back with friends or family to experience the genuine spirit of Irish Hospitality while enjoying craveable food and a bountiful selection of beers, specialty drinks and wines.

Birk's Restaurant

3955 Freedom Circle, Suite 640
Santa Clara
(408) 980-6400

Take those traditional grills from the old days and throw in a 90s twist and you will have this upscale joint that has won many awards including Epicurean Magazine's Rendezvous Award six years in a row. The deluxe marble interior explodes with style. Returning customers order entrees like the Indian Salmon Bake. This place is truly an institution in the South Bay and with a variety of microbrews on tap, a load of single-malt scotches, and an extensive wine list.

Kabab and Curry’s

1498 Isabella Street
Between Lincoln & Scott
Behind New Holiday Inn
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 247-0745

Indian cuisine.

Parcel 104
Located in the Marriott Santa Clara

2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara
(408) 970-610

Parcel 104 features farm-fresh American cuisine with an emphasis on local ingredients. The market-based menu changes daily, depending on what is freshest.


3905 River Mark Plaza
Santa Clara
(408) 330-9212

A meal at this restaurant will have you feeling like you're at a local eatery in Italy. The patio, which is a melange of olive and oak trees in true alfrescan fashion and adorned by the seasonal live creek, helps recreate the Italian feel. The menu adds to it with different delicious dishes of anitpasti, insalate, pastas and wood-fired pizzas. Pesto, Tomato, Crisp Romaine, and Mozarella Cheese are four mouth-watering types of panini that the restaurant serves. All ingredients are seasonal, so you can expect a different taste each time.

Poklat’s Lugawan Republic

1466 N Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 905-2243

Filipino restaurant.

Sara’s Kitchen

1595 Franklin St
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 247-7272

Located near the campus in Santa Clara, the restaurant serves great food prepared with Sara's special touch; just as she's always prepared meals for her own family. Check out the online coupons for special savings on your next visit.

Specialty’s Bakery and Restaurant

3399 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(877) 502-2837

Order at the restaurant or on-line for eat in or take out. Great selection of sandwiches and salads.

Tomatina - Mercado Santa Clara

3127 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara
(408) 654-9000

Each Tomatina serves up fresh homemade pizza, pasta and salads in a family friendly atmosphere. The restaurant makes all of their own dough, dressings and sauces from scratch and providing high quality recipes at a reasonable price for their guests. They compliment their home made recipes with artisan cured meats, seasonal and local produce and fine cheeses.

World Wrapps

3125 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 486-9727

Wraps, bowls, salads, and smoothies. Out on the town, Santa Clara offers an array of restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. Visit the Santa Clara Convention & Visitor’s Bureau online for a listing of restaurants sorted by cuisine:

Please check the following websites for more restaurant information:

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  • Microsoft Corporation

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