The Next Web Conference 2011 in Amsterdam is next week and as usual it’s, well, a gas. It’s startups, it’s good weather, it’s in Amsterdam – what’s not to love? Amazingly it’s in its sixth year and TechCrunch Europe will be there to cover the action as we have for many previous editions. And as you can see from the entertainment map the men in white suits (Patrick and Boris) have in store, it’ll be the usual fun event mixed with serious business. I just hope it doesn’t kill me.
Speakers this year include Pablos Holman, Robert Scoble, Steve Rubel, Dave Winer, Rudy de Waele, and Alexander Ljung among many others.
A web conference would be nothing without a good old startup competition, and the organizing team have sent us the finalists that will be pitching the audience on stage. I’m one of the jury members that will be deciding which European startup takes home the prize, so I’m looking forward to seeing what these have in store: