By Nathan Rudyk

Keep the still tentative dates of May 8th and 9th open for a new Web 2.0 conference.

The event, which promises to look at Web 2.0's impact on business, journalism, society and politics, is being billed as a "kick-ass Web 2.0 conference in Toronto with some of the top bloggers in North America as keynote speakers, and a host of interactive panel discussions and workshops on the key issues surrounding blogs and Web 2.0,” according to Mathew Ingram, a national columnist, tech writer and blogger at the Globe and Mail.

Ingram's also one of the shindig's Toronto-based organizers, along with fellow tech National Post tech writer/blogger Mark Evans, lawyer/blogger Rob Hyndman, Internet marketing consultant Michael McDerment and Expedia Canada founder and investor Stuart MacDonald.

The conference site's not up yet, but subscribing to any one of the organizers' blogs will feed you that info when it appears, and I'll post it here as well. As much as we enjoy going to conferences like Guidewire Group's Blog On, it's good to see more energy around Web 2.0 in Canada.

(Nathan Rudyk is President of market2world communications inc.,, Canada's social media agency, and founder of Ottawa's podcast.)