In this talk, I will summarize the main themes of the four keynote speeches I will be giving over the next month. These speeches focus on a variety of important issues facing Internet users, developers, and publishers.
We'll go to Philadelphia for a talk on the confluence of online technologies and how the Internet is now serving as a common ground for a wide range of information products. Then, we're off to Vienna for a discussion of the challenges of using the Web for a collaborative rating forum--this is part of a European Union initiative to use the Web as a tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout Europe. We'll then go back (halfway around the world) to Hong Kong for a speech on Web Publishing--I'll debunk the myths and outline what I think are the true challenges and potentials. We'll end our talk on the beaches of Maui, Hawaii, in a discussion of the Pacific Region's potential role in new online industries.