Los Angeles, CA (October 16, 2008) – DomainSponsor(tm), the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, announced today that Steve Wozniak will be the keynote speaker at the third annual DOMAINfest(tm) Global event scheduled for January 28-30, 2009 in Hollywood, Calif. The Apple Computer, Inc. co-founder and Silicon Valley icon is one of the most influential and colorful innovators in technology history, and is credited with helping shape the personal computer industry with his Apple designs.
For his achievements at Apple Computer, Inc. in 1985, President Reagan awarded Wozniak the National Medal of Technology, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment.
In recent years, Wozniak has been involved with other Apple alumni in developing a number of telecommunications and technology companies. He also is a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which confronts cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. In 2006, Wozniak (also known as “The Woz”) published his autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon.
“It’s a great honor to have Steve Wozniak join us as keynote speaker at DOMAINfest Global 2009,” Lawrence Ng, Oversee’s CEO and co-founder said. “His innovative thinking and pioneering spirit inspires all of us. Guests at DOMAINfest are sure to walk away with a renewed sense of entrepreneurial determination after listening to Steve’s insights and experiences.”
DOMAINfest Global is an annual event providing networking and educational opportunities to a wide range of professionals interested in or involved with the domain industry. Guests will include online advertising experts, domain publishers, domain monetization experts, SEO/SEM specialists, website developers, online marketers, ad or affiliate network suppliers, search advertising providers, venture capitalists, bankers, and trademark/legal advisors. Visit http://www.domainfest.com to register for DOMAINfest Global 2009 and to get more information about the event, including sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
To enhance networking before, during and after the January 2009 event, DOMAINfest Global now offers a web 2.0 online networking community called DOMAINfest Connect(tm). This free online community is open to anyone involved in the domain industry. Members do not need to be a registered DOMAINfest Global attendee to join DOMAINfest Connect(tm). After entering profile information, individuals can instantly find and connect with other community members who have similar personal and professional interests. For details or to join, visit http://www.domainfestconnect.com .
DOMAINfest Global 2009 will also feature two Moniker(tm) live domain auctions. Both auctions will offer domain investors and corporate branding executives a collection of exceptionally valuable, marquee domain names. Participants can bid in person or online in real-time using free, downloadable software. Domain owners interested in selling premium names in these auctions can submit their lists for consideration until December 11, 2008. To submit domains or sign up to participate in the auctions, visit http://www.moniker.com/auction.
DOMAINfest is a premiere conference and marketplace built to promote and support the advancement of the domain industry. Founded and hosted by DomainSponsor, the domain monetization division of Oversee.net, DOMAINfest brings domain industry and Internet professionals together to learn, network, and do business. Learn more at http://www.domainfest.com