Lanyrd is a social conference directory. Members can add conferences, workshops, talks, etc. to the site. Conferences can be browsed, tracked, and some uploaded content may be viewed from Lanyrd.
Lanyrd was created by Simon Willison and Natalie Downe. It launched in August 2010. No traffic statistic available.
Lanyrd is a wiki-like application for conferences. Users may add and edit conference information and upload videos, slides, audio, and write-ups. Any meeting with a speaker qualifies for inclusion.
Conferences may be browsed by year, topic, and country. Members may also use the search box.
Similar to a wiki, users can add conferences. Website, conference name, tagline, location, start and end dates, Twitter hashtags, and Twitter accounts are all requested.
Speakers, Attendees, and those who wish to track the conference can all do so within the interface. Users can view trending topics, books by conference presenters, and more.
There is no formal registration. Users must sign in with an active Twitter account. Once connected, users must approve access to their Twitter accounts for Lanyrd. This immediately logs the user into the site.
Lanyrd is completely free to use.
Anyone interested in either listing or viewing upcoming conferences may want to connect with people using Lanyrd.