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Where is a good list of social media events in the San Francisco Bay Area for 2011?

Take a look at http://lanyrd.com/places/san-fra...

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What are the most recommended upcoming  mobile tech conferences in North America?

Our site, Lanyrd.com, is relatively new but already has a pretty good list of mobile conferences in the USA. Try this page: http://lanyrd.com/topics/mobile/...

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What is the best site for event information (Eventful, Happenr, Upcoming)?

It depends entirely on what kind of events you are looking for. PlanCast, Upcoming and Eventful are all good general purpose event listing sites. Songkick is doing a phenomenal job covering concerts and gigs. Our startup, Lanyrd.com, is focusing exclusively on conferences and other professional events.

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Is there a good online calendar for upcoming technology conferences?

We’re trying to build exactly this with http://lanyrd.com/—not just for technology conferences, but they are definitely our largest niche.

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What are the best websites for finding out about events in San Francisco in advance, i.e., before they take place?

PlanCast is your best bet for general events, but if you’re interested in conferences we have a growing list on http://lanyrd.com/places/san-fra...

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How does Lanyrd compare to Plancast?

Plancast is a general purpose event site. They handle concerts, birthday parties, gigs, conferences and so on. They allow you to sign in with Twitter or Facebook, and make use of your social graph from both.

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Why are tech conferences so expensive to attend?

Large conferences with big name speakers are expensive to organise. They are also priced to what the market will bear.

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jQuery special events. Ben Alman’s comprehensive guide to jQuery’s special events API, which allows you to register new kinds of events that can then be attached and detached using jQuery’s bind and unbind methods. Ben’s clickoutside event is a particularly useful example. # 17th April 2010, 9:08 pm