John Allsopp just dropped me an email announcing the fourth Web Directions South in September 07. Here's the abstract:

After tremendous recent success with Web Directions North in Vancouver, Canada, Australian web industry pioneers Maxine Sherrin and John Allsopp announce their fourth Australian Web conference, Web Directions South, to take place in Darling Harbour, Sydney September 25-29 2007

Featuring 30 leading experts, including a dozen international stars of the web industry, across three tracks, Web Directions focusses on the key technology and business issues of Web 2.0, including

Designing and Developing for the Mobile Web Mobile Business Trends and development in web technologies and standards Designing and nurturing online communities Web Design 2.0 Rich internet Applications, with Flash and Ajax Building and managing great teams Developing Mashups and Webapps Enterprise 2.0 - Wikis, RSS and Web 2.0 in the enterprise Intellectual property and the web Web Startups Accessibility and usability in a Web Apps world Real World Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Web Directions speakers include

Web Technology pioneer and co-inventor of CSS, Bert Boss from the W3C Flickr designer and developer George Oates Head of Google Engineering Australia, Alan Noble Web Design Gurus Andy Clarke, and Justin French Ajax and Flash expert Jon Boutelle, and Ajax wunderkind Aaron Gustafson Wikipedia and Wikia's Angela Beesley

and many more from companies such as Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Atlassian, Optus and News Interactive.

If you design or develop for the web, manage web teams, or if your business relies on the web, Web Directions is the key event in the Australian Web Calendar.

This is a must attend conference for the year (other then ReMIX07 - which by the way is nearly sold out, so hurry!). I'm thinking that I need to probably also post a calendar of Web conferences coming up for the rest of the year, as we also have WebJam in June 7  as well as another one at ReMIX07. Overall, fun, learning and socializing with others whom enjoy the world wide interweb.