Silicon Beach: 2010 South Florida Tech Events

Two thousand nine is history, so it's time to look forward to a busy year of conferences and events. Here are a few to consider:

Social Media Conference
, a business event for the social media industry, comes to the Miami Beach Convention Center January 27-29.

BarCamp Miami, a gathering of geeks to share in an informal setting, is scheduled for February 21, location TBA.

Future of Web Apps, organized by Carsonified, will hold its third consecutive Miami conference February 22-24 at the Colony Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  The conference, which features workshops, focuses on all things related to web applications. Speakers will include Alex Payne, platform lead at Twitter, and Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library TV.

WeMedia is back at the University of Miami March 9-11 and is all about movers and shakers in media, technology, and business. This year's theme is "See the change. Be the change."

Twestival Global, a worldwide event of Twitter users gathering for good causes, will take place March 25. Keep your eyes peeled for local editions, TBA.
Blogalicious, a conference for women bloggers from different nationalities, will host its annual event in Miami Beach October 8-10.

Further afield, Social Fresh, a social media conference for marketers, hits Tampa February 8. 

No date set yet for Izeafest, but expect it to take place in the fall. Hosted by Izea, a leader in sponsored social media, Izeafest is an interactive conference for social media enthusiasts and professionals.

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