Facebook has scheduled its f8 conference for Sept. 22 in San Francisco. The all-day event is where the company’s engineers and product teams will highlight “new tools along with best practices for developers and partners building the next generation of social practices.”

That likely means Facebook will have some kind of meaty announcement by that time. We don’t know what it is, but it could include numerous items such as Project Spartan, Facebook’s latest push into mobile social networks. Facebook said on its developer blog that there will be “some exciting product announcements that enable a new class of social apps.”

The conference is late this year, but it is likely tied to the company’s schedule for big upgrades. Facebook last held its f8 conference on April 21, 2010. At that event, it introduced a number of new features, and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg delivered a keynote speech in which he introduced the Like button and talked about Facebook Credits.

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