Gnomedex Celebrates 10 Years of Influence and Inspiration in Technology

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Annual conference produced by Chris Pirillo and Lockergnome, LLC brings technology thinkers and doers to Seattle, August 19-21

Nine years ago, we designed an event that would overturn the standards of the conference world by organizing a single track schedule, treating every attendee like a VIP, charging substantially less and providing substantially more

Gnomedex (http://gnomedex.com), the premiere conference for technology enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, will celebrate its tenth year August 19-21, 2010 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center during Seattle Geek Week. Hundreds of the world's leading bloggers, entrepreneurs and key influencers will once again descend upon the city of Seattle for the technology conference.

Presentations for the single-track conference will focus on the extraordinary ways in which people are using technology in their personal and/or professional pursuits. Topics will cover politics, commerce, art, academia, philanthropy, science, communication and emerging technologies. Many noteworthy speakers for Gnomedex have already been confirmed, including Brian Solis, principal of FutureWorks; Jason Barger, author of Step Back from the Baggage Claim: Change the World, Start at the Airport; and Forbes' 'Web Celeb,' Violet Blue. Key sponsors for the event include BlogWorld Expo, Eventbrite, Go Daddy, RealNetworks and Yelp.

"Nine years ago, we designed an event that would overturn the standards of the conference world by organizing a single track schedule, treating every attendee like a VIP, charging substantially less and providing substantially more," said Pirillo. "In 2001, we were just testing a theory, and by 2006, we were selling half of our passes before announcing a single participant or sponsor. Despite this fact, Gnomedex is not just about filling seats - it's about unlocking the attendee's spirit."

Over the last decade, Gnomedex has become a world-class conference that is highly respected throughout the tech industry. Unlike most tech conferences, Gnomedex is not about the latest gadgets, but focuses on how technology is transforming daily life. First realizing his vision for Gnomedex in 2001 in Des Moines, Iowa, conference founder Chris Pirillo moved the conference across the country to Las Vegas, Nevada and eventually found its home in Seattle, Washington in 2005. Past speakers have been some of the brightest minds in technology, including Steve Wozniak, Robert Scoble, Wil Wheaton, Guy Kawasaki and Chris Brogan.

An all-access pass to Gnomedex is $300 and includes all sessions, meals, WiFi, the official Gnomedex 10 t-shirt and other conference swag. Attendees can also purchase a special ticket to attend both Gnomedex and its sister conference, pii2010 - privacy identity innovation, for only $600. Registration is now open and more information can be found at http://gnomedex.com.

About Chris Pirillo and Lockergnome, LLC
Chris Pirillo is the founder and maintainer of Lockergnome, LLC, a network of blogs, web forums, mailing lists and online communities. Lockergnome, LLC began as a technology mailing list in 1996. Currently, the Lockergnome, LLC network boasts more than 100,000 members. In addition to hosting the television show Call for Help on TechTV from 2001-2003, Pirillo is also the author of several books, including Poor Richard's E-mail Publishing and Online! The Book, along with John C. Dvorak and Wendy Taylor. For more information visit: http://www.lockergnome.com/.

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