May 3 agenda: Met Ball in New York

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Monday's selection comprises the Met Ball fashion event in New York, a Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco and a biotechnology industry event in Chicago, among other events.

Met Ball
May 3
New York, USA

To celebrate the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's spring exhibition American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, hosts Anna Wintour and Oprah Winfrey will stage the yearly Costume Institute Gala Benefit, or Met Ball, one of the most important society events on the annual fashion agenda and the museum's biggest fundraiser.

Web 2.0 Expo
May 3-6
Moscone West
San Francisco, CA, USA

The Web 2.0 Expo is a multi-track conference, expo and learning experience focused on the future of the web. Speakers like Kevin Lynch, Adobe Systems Incorporated; Lili Cheng, Microsoft; June Cohen; Ben Huh, I Can Has Cheezburger; Jeff Pierce, IBM Research - Almaden; and Cal Henderson, Flickr will single out opportunities created by Web 2.0 technologies and teach attendees how to get the most out of the latest Web 2.0 inventions. There are more than 75 hands-on sessions, workshops and intensive courses planned for the event. Business model strategies, design & UX best practices, social media success, cutting-edge development, real-time opportunities and creating community are just a few of the topics covered at the Web 2.0 Expo.

BIO International Convention

May 3-5
Chicago, IL, USA

The 23rd Annual BIO convention, the global biotechnology industry event of the year, takes place May 3-5 in Chicago, Illinois. This year's theme is Heal, Fuel, Feed the World and boasts keynote luncheons with former US presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and former US vice president Al Gore. More than 15,000 participants ranging from scientists to C-level executives worldwide will be introduced to the latest in biotech innovations for healthcare, industrial and environmental, and food. Tickets are $2945 (€2182) non-member and $2145 (€1590) member conference rate.