For two years now, I’ve attended LeWeb in Paris in December and this week will mark my third trip to Loic and Geraldine Le Meur’s annual event. Every year, over 3,000 people come together to see some of the most important Internet entrepreneurs from the U.S. and Europe on stage at LeWeb. The conference may not be the cheapest or easiest to get to, but I can’t really think of any similar event that is organized more professionally than this one and attracts a higher quality of participants. As an “official blogger” at the conference this year, I will make LeWeb the main topic on this site for the next few days.
For the first time ever, the conference is scheduled to run for three days instead of two. With appearance by Google’s Eric Schmidt and Marissa Mayer, Foursquare’s Denis Crowley, Flipboard’s MikeMcCue, Path’s Dave Morin, Spotify’s Daniel Ek, Evernote’s Phil Libin, Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera and plenty of other Internet stars like Sean Parker, Leo Laporte and Kevin Rose, chances are, we won’t be lost of interesting things to write about.
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The conference runs from Wednesday to Friday and thanks to the time difference between Europe and the U.S. chances are most of the news will have already happened by the time you wake up if you are in the U.S. If you are awake (and maybe in Europe or another country where the time difference is a bit more convenient, you will also be able to watch a number live video streams: the main stage, the secondary stage (scene of the startup competition, among other things) and the LeWeb Live TV studio hosted by Leo Laporte and others.