04:13 AM

Silicon Valley Goes To Paris... Le Web '09

I'm heading to Paris for the Le Web conference next week then spending the rest of December in London.

I'll be attending Le Web as part of the "Traveling Geeks" [misspelling deliberate], organized by Renee Blodgett. Also on the trip: Eliane Fiolet, , Robin Wauters, Kim-Mai Cutler, Frederic Lardinois, Matt Buckland, Sky Schuyler, Jerome Tranie, Ewan Spence, David Spark, Olivier Ezratty, Cyrille de Lasteyrie, Amanda Coolong, Beth Blecherman, and Phil Jeudy.

Le Web is Europe's premiere conference and organized by Loic Le Meur, from Seesmic.

Loic has done a great job pulling this conference together. And there's a helluva lot of familiar Silicon Valley faces lined up for the conference: LeWeb'09 Speakers | LeWeb'09.

As much as I love these people I'm hoping there will lots of chances to meet and report on European startups, VCs and others.

Loic has done a great job because he lives over here, not far from me in San Francisco. He is part of the community. That's why he can get a lot of famous Silicon Valley people over to Paris.

This is also why startups from all over the world are relocating to the Silicon Valley/San Francisco area, you get great access to people, events, and money.

Starting next week I hope to bring you some original coverage of Le Web and also from London.

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Here is some of my Traveling Geeks coverage from a few months ago, the summer of 2009, when we visited London and Cambridge:

Behind The Scenes - Traveling Geeks 2009

Innovation And Culture - Reflections On My UK Trip

UK Diary: Friday - Cambridge Startups

UK Diary: Friday - Cambridge - The Innovation Capital Of Europe

UK Diary: Thursday - SVW Goes To The Europas . . .

UK Diary: Thursday - Ecoconsultancy At Shakespeare's Globe - Why Innovate?

UK Startups Look For Funding And Escape From Echo Chamber

UK Diary: Tuesday - Back To Soho and Dinner With Agency.com

UK Diary: Tuesday - Guardian Newspaper Media Panel . . .

UK Diary: Monday - The Geeks Eat Dinner At The Top Of The World

UK Diary: Monday - Reboot Britain - The Traveling Geeks Help Out

UK Diary: Monday - A Meeting With Intel's Government Guy