At this year’s Web 2.0 Summit, we’re holding a charity auction as part of our “web meets world” focus.
From the press release:
The Web 2.0 Summit team will solicit donations, and donation ideas, from individuals and companies within the community and then choose the 10
most promising and unique offerings to auction after the conference dinner. Lance Armstrong, the seven time Tour de France winner and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and livestrong.com, will donate an autographed bicycle that he signs on-stage during his interview with John Battelle. All proceeds from the event will benefit three charities, including witness.org, which uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.
Members of the Web community can contribute to the success of the Web Meets World auction by joining the Web 2.0 Summit Facebook community and suggest which charities should benefit from the auction and what you would consider a priceless donation. Individuals or companies who would like to offer auction items should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re looking for suggestions as well as donations. For example, what might O’Reilly donate that would bring a big price for the target charities? For example, how much would you donate to have us organize a mini-foo camp for a company, bringing together cool hackers in the company’s area of interest? (But suggestions are best if you have some kind of angle on actually helping to make them happen.)
Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments as well as by email or facebook as outlined above.
For more details, see the Summit auction page.