Calling itself "the social conference directory," Lanyrd is still a work in progress and some features are yet to be launched. But you can see where it's headed, since users are already playing with what's in store now. The site's initial blog post notes that:
Lanyrd is now listing 1,508 conferences and 5,167 individual speaker profiles. 5,637 people have signed in to the site and made 13,293 edits to our data. A big thank you to everyone who has helped populate the site — we're amazed at the response and have plenty of features planned to make the most of all of that beautiful data. We're not just interested in upcoming events — we care about events in the past as well. We currently have 683 past conferences and we look forward to this number growing as more speakers start using Lanyrd's profile pages to build a portfolio of the talks they have given.So speakers, heads-up: A profile on Lanyard, listing all your talks, past and future, might serve as a useful link in your other online profiles and on your website, to make sure you're sharing information that will help you get more gigs.
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