Prosper Days is the annual Prosper users conference. Last year was a blast (RateLadder Presentation). This year it is being held in San Francisco at the Parc 55 Hotel. Even though it is a users conference, it is open to both the community and interested parties. Here is the official Prosper Days 2008 website.
Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics is the keynote speaker. (I would imagine he will be worth the price of admission alone.) In addition, Net Banker will be on a blogger panel moderated by Jim Breyer, Director, Accel Partners. It will be a great time and learning experience for all who attend. The p2p lending evolution is coming — the paradigm is changing — will you be able to say you where there?
In FREAKONOMICS, Dubner and Levitt explore the hidden side of … well, everything- the inner-workings of a crack gang, the truth about real-estate agents, the myths of campaign finance, the tell-tale marks of a cheating schoolteacher, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan and much more. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable and – if the right questions are asked – the world is even more intriguing than we think. When mild-mannered economist Steven D. Levitt published a paper linking a rise in abortion to a drop in crime, it set off a firestorm of controversy and had both the conservatives and liberals up in arms. But Levitt has no political agenda and is the last person to be called a moralist. What he is is a brilliant but uncomplicated man who uses simple questions to reach startling conclusions. FREAKONOMICS recently won the prestigious Quills Award, an industry qualified “consumers choice” awards program for books.