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DUX 2005
  November 3 - 6 Events submitted via web form.


DUX2005

ACM SIGCHI, ACM SIGGRAPH, and AIGA are excited to collaborate again in developing the Designing for User eXperience conference (DUX2005). Building on the success of the inaugural 2003 conference, DUX2005 will gather together researchers and practitioners of all the design disciplines and related fields to share their stories and experiences on how the needs and goals of both users and businesses are met through design. Sponsored by three premiere societies, the conference will feature case studies drawn from practitioners around the world, selected through a rigorous peer-review process that emphasizes practical, real-world learning.

The conference will take place at the beautiful Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, CA, from November 3-5.

Registration

Content Management Implementation Strategies - Seattle- The Rockley Group
  November 5 - 6 Events submitted via web form.


Implementing an effective unified content strategy is a balance between what is desired and what is possible from both an authoring and a technical perspective. An optimum implementation strategy is based on your analysis of your content, the potential for reuse, and the end user content requirements, as well as on your understanding of the technical capabilities and implementation of the content management system. This workshop provides you with an understanding of the factors affecting implementation, enabling you to make the right decisions about implementing your unified content strategy and your content management system. Note that it is not intended to be a technical “how-to” session; rather, it focuses on helping you to understand implementation issues.

Content Management Forum Annual Conference
  November 8 - 10 Events submitted via web form.


Welcome to our 1st annual conference on content management, intranet, portals and search.

This conference brings together executives, web editors, project managers and IT professionals from our networking groups joined with users from across Europe and leading consultants and vendors. Keynote speakers include Tony Byrne (CMS Watch) and Martin White (Intranet Focus). More info...

DCI Portals, Collaboration and Content Management Conference
  November 15 - 17 Conference DCI offers education and networking opportunities that enable Business and IT professionals to exchange best practices, directly and cost-effectively.
About The Event
An enterprise portal no longer simply provides a Web interface to business processes and information. Portals have grown from supporting the integration of corporate intranets to becoming the main vehicle within an enterprise for both internal and external users to access and share information and knowledge and collaborate about all aspects of business operations. A well implemented portal can provide significant ROI through improved productivity and the ability to communicate and react rapidly to solve business issues and meet customer and client needs.
What Makes This Event Unique
To be successful in your enterprise portal project you need to understand how to interconnect portal, content management and collaboration technologies to business information and corporate applications. Equally as important, you need to know how to relate the portal environment to your enterprise business processes. Join us at this interactive conference and learn how to use a portal to leverage your information and knowledge assets to improve the efficiency of your business operations and processes. This unique conference has gained an industry-wide reputation for providing you with the skills and information you need to be successful in your portal deployment.
Who Should Attend
  • CIOs, CTOs, CKOs
  • Vice Presidents of IT/e-Commerce
  • Directors of Application Development
  • Directors of Strategic Relationships
  • IT/IS Managers and Architects
  • Sales, Marketing and Support Managers
  • Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Managers
  • Application and Systems Integrators
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Analysts and Consultants
  • Training and Education Managers
  • Vendors and Venture Capitalists
  • Financial, Procurement and Business Managers
  • What You Will Learn
    Regardless of the size of your organization, your level of personal expertise or whether you’re an IT or business user, this conference is designed for you. Conference sessions will range from an introduction to portal, content management and collaboration, to in-depth half-day seminars for IT staff on portal implementation and deployment. User case studies and sessions on exploiting portals in business processes will help you and your line of business colleagues gain an understanding of how portals improve the business to increase revenues and decrease costs.
    Register Now
    BIT…#153; 4th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery
      November 17 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    On behalf of World High Technology Society (WHTS), I cordially invite you to join us at the 4th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST), which will be held during May 25-29 2006, Dalian, and May 30-June 2, Xian, China.  This year’s congress will emphasize on the late stage development and CRO, Tech Transfer, Venture Capitals for biopharmaceuticals, policy and IP issues.

    We provide the platforms for: introduction of small and medium enterprises, venture capital, technology exchange, project deal making, technology and product exhibition, new product release and representative/distributive partnership.  Here you can meet the collaborators at special topics, promote your enterprise and products by luncheon showcase, extend your market to desired regions, talk with your goal partners face to face, learn the most promising drug discovery research projects being undertaken around the world.  You can benefit from submitting a free paper abstract and a free poster.  Also, you have chance to visit ancient civilization and history relic of China.

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      November 19 Events submitted via web form.


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    CM Summit Fall 2005
      November 28 Conference, CM Pros CM Pros Summit is the main face-to-face meeting of CM Professionals, the Content Management Community of Practice. See www.cmprofessionals.org


    - Content Management Systems and Personalization by Tony Byrne of CMS Watch
    - Content Modeling to Support Personalization by Ann Rockley of The Rockley Group - Taxonomy for Personalization by Theresa Regli of Molecular and Seth Earley of Earley & Assoc.
    - Knowledge Discovery through Semantic Content Management by Alex Povzner of SiberLogic
    - A-Z Indexes for Content Searching by Heather Hedden of Hedden Information Management
    - ERP – It Ain’t Shrink-Wrap: Where Customized Software Necessitates Customized Content by Ben Martin of Industrial Wisdom

    More information

    Online Information 2005
      November 29 - December 1 Conference The world's no.1 event for online content and information management solutions.

    Online Information is the only event that gives you the knowledge to harness information resources for competitive advantage, and information management solutions for improved business performance.


    Online Information is a 3 day international exhibition and conference addressing online content and information management solutions.

    It is a must attend event for information professionals, information management professionals and senior business decision-makers.

    In addition to meeting the many Business Information and STM Information providers, visitors can discover the full spectrum of information management solutions with these co-located events and features:

    Conference Registration

    Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies - Boston
      November 29 - December 1 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Everybody knows they need “content management”. Content management technologies are now mainstream and need to be part of all major enterprise applications, and integrated into IT architectures and infrastructures. But what does that mean? To some people content management is all about web publishing, or building Intranets, to others it means managing multiple, perhaps all, types of unstructured data. Still to others, the term might be associated with a particular aspect of managing information, such as creating it, searching for it, organizing it, transforming it, or sharing it. In Boston we will be focused on the following topics:     * Content Management     * Document & Records Policy, Governance & Compliance Management     * Digital Asset Management     * Authoring tools     * Content Delivery     * Enterprise Search     * Knowledge Management     * Collaboration     * Enterprise Information/Content Integration     * Content Technology Works™

    Seybold Seminars - San Francisco
      November 29 - December 3 Seybold Seminars presents a series of professional conferences that feature educational tracks covering all aspects of the digitally driven publishing workflow process.
    Conference: Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2005
    The Palace Hotel
    San Francisco, California


    Seybold San Francisco is the big publishing technology conference, surveying the most important new developments in editorial, design and production workflow.

    Call for Speakers | Conference Details | Registration
    Content Management Implementation Strategies - Vancouver - The Rockley Group
      January 10 - 11 Conference, Workshop, Lecture Events submitted via web form.


    Implementing an effective unified content strategy is a balance between what is desired and what is possible from both an authoring and a technical perspective. An optimum implementation strategy is based on your analysis of your content, the potential for reuse, and the end user content requirements, as well as on your understanding of the technical capabilities and implementation of the content management system. This workshop provides you with an understanding of the factors affecting implementation, enabling you to make the right decisions about implementing your unified content strategy and your content management system. Note that it is not intended to be a technical “how-to” session; rather, it focuses on helping you to understand implementation issues.

    Content Management Implementation Strategies - Atlanta - The Rockley Group
      January 17 - 18 Events submitted via web form.


    Implementing an effective unified content strategy is a balance between what is desired and what is possible from both an authoring and a technical perspective. An optimum implementation strategy is based on your analysis of your content, the potential for reuse, and the end user content requirements, as well as on your understanding of the technical capabilities and implementation of the content management system. This workshop provides you with an understanding of the factors affecting implementation, enabling you to make the right decisions about implementing your unified content strategy and your content management system. Note that it is not intended to be a technical “how-to” session; rather, it focuses on helping you to understand implementation issues.

    AIIM Northwest Presents: Discover Microsoft's New ECM Capabilities in the Next Wave of MS-OFFICE!
      January 19 - 20 Lecture Events submitted via web form.


    AIIM Northwest Presents:
    Discover Microsoft's New Capabilities in the Next Wave of MS-OFFICE!

    Thursday, January 19, 2006
    5:30 pm
    Swedish Cultural Club
    1920 Dexter Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98109

    Join us to learn about the new features coming in Office 12 which will directly enhance the way you work. Explore the latest features in the Microsoft Content Management Architecture from a key Redmond software company. Chris Barnard of Microsoft will walk us through a number of new capabilities, including:

    ·  Collaboration: Integrated Workflow

    ·  Content Management: Records Management Features and Document Auditing

    ·  Search: Enhanced Search Capabilities

    ·  Portal: Collaboration using SharePoint Services

    Register on-line at: https://www.aiim.org/northwest
    or
    Contact Lisa Goldsworthy:
    425-388-3713
    lisa.goldsworthy@co.snohomish.wa.us

    REGISTRATION: (includes dinner)
    Members: $25.00
    Non-Members: $35.00
    Electronic credit card payments (AMEX, VISA, or MasterCard) are accepted in advance of the event via notification to Lisa Goldsworthy.

    Note: Once reserved, cancellations must be received by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17th.
    No shows will be billed.

    AIIM Northwest

    Digital Signage Content Strategies, Jan.23-24 2006, Las Vegas, NV
      January 23 - 24 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Digital Signage Content Strategies

    Monday, 23 January 2006 - Tuesday, 24 January 2006
    The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    This first-of-a-kind summit brings together stakeholders in the rapidly progressing industry from top retailers, brand companies, network operators, location owners from all relevant verticals, advertising agencies, blue-chip advertisers, content creators/managers and rich media executives.

    This educational event includes sessions on determining the objective of your digital signage network, how to create content that is both meaningful and entertaining, how to seamlessly integrate rich media into your existing media plans, and how to measure the effectiveness of digital signage and your content management strategies.

    Key conference sessions on maximizing content for digital signage networks include:
    • Why content is king: make content relevant, timely, and venue specific
    • Defining your content strategy: tailor content to match your network’s objective
    • Capture consumers’ attention: tools and tips needed to create content that drives product lift and impacts the bottom line
    • Integrating digital signage: the right media mix for the right media campaigns
    • Content strategies at retail: gauge how content impacts consumers
    • Sourcing compelling content: where to go and how best to deliver

    Every Digital Signage Network comes with its own set of challenges.  What kind of DSN have you developed?  Single or multi-purpose?  Is your objective to advertise, merchandise, brand, communicate, or perhaps a combination?

    It is not enough just to have movement and flashy graphics. Your content needs to generate results, increase sales lift, brand, inform, educate, reduce perceived length of wait times, entertain and improve customer experience. The challenge is to leverage the upswing in awareness and desire to improve your Digital Signage content.

    Who Should Attend this Event?
    Retailers
    Transportation Providers
    Hotels, Hospitality and Entertainment Facilities
    Government and Education
    Public Space Executives

    Content Originators, Aggregators
    Broadcasters
    Advertising Agencies
    CMOs and Brand Managers
    Creative Specialty Shops
    Motion Graphics Artists
    Animation and Flash Producers
    Post-Production Suppliers

    Content Software Suppliers
    Integrators
    System Contractors
    Network Operators
    Flat Panel Display Suppliers
    ISP, Satellite, Cable, and Wireless Providers
    Audio Visual Pros

    Register Early & Save!
    Phone: 1.866.453.3345
    Fax: 1.866.298.9344
    Email: registrations@strategyinstitute.com

    Strategy Institute is an independent research organization.  Strategy Institute assists corporate decision makers by presenting the latest and most significant industry trends enhancing business judgment.

    Open Publish 2006
      January 30 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Open Publish 2006 will be the sixth annual conference for people who create, manage and publish information across traditional and electronic media.

    What was clear at Open Publish 2005 is that battles over publishing technology are largely resolved. With even the formidable Microsoft Office file formats now migrating to open standards, it is clear that proprietary technology is no longer acceptable to users. 2005 also saw the introduction of the "mash-ups" where developers started connecting together their own code with popular sites such as Google Maps and Yahoo's Flickr. It is in this context that the 2006 Open Publish will shift focus from technology to practice. As standards level the technological playing field, the key success factor will be the capability and experience of the practitioners.

    Therefore, Open Publish 2006 will continue to focus on the key areas of interest such single-source publishing and web content management, however this year will largely be from a perspective of methodologies, case studies, best practice, project management and human factors, rather than technology standards.

    InterDoc Symposium
      January 30 Conference, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the core focus of the InterDoc Symposium. Come see how to bridge ECM system with your data centric applications such as: Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, etc. There is a plethora of business processes requiring structure and unstructured information, also known as contents. For many years, organizations have deployed, using a silo approach, Electronic Document Management, Workflow, Imaging, Record Management, to name a few, and created a disjointed infrastructure that supports organizational needs.

    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia
      February 9 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia 06
    For the last two years Ark Group, through KM Australia, has delivered the region’s knowledge management community with an annual knowledge sharing and networking event.  Our research has highlighted a movement towards convergence within the fields of KM, CM, and IM as strategic disciplines. The vital role that collaboration will play as this trend grows has prompted us to expand the event and incorporate content and collaboration into the overall programme. KM, Content and Collaboration Australia (KCC Australia) will offer you a thorough evaluation of the latent trends, thinking and technology around knowledge and content management and collaborative working.

    KCC Australia is where KM and CM tools and techniques converge offering you a holistic approach to managing your organisation’s unstructured and structured information and collective expertise.

    KCC Australia will continue to offer you an insight into tacit and explicit KM techniques from today’s market leaders and gurus. It will still recognise the critical importance of process-based KM strategies and implementation. However, it will also offer you valuable insights into the latest CM, search and collaboration technologies and a thorough understanding of the principles behind capturing, sharing, exploiting and communicating your information assets.

    Consequently KCC Australia features two streams. The knowledge and collaboration stream will provide an honest appraisal of cultural issues and change management techniques, and the content stream will offer an unbiased evaluation of CM trends and technologies. These two streams enable you to create a learning experience that is tailored to your specific needs and to meet like-minded professionals facing challenges similar to yours.

    Contact us now to find out about our early - early registration discount - this will only be available for short period of time.  Email: aga@arkgroupasia.com

    **** Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available this Year - Please Contact Mathew Cherian at 1 300 550 662 or email mcherian@arkgroupasia.com ****

    Process World
      February 12 - 16 “X” Marks the Spot – ProcessWorld is the premier event for Business Process Management professionals. It is put on by IDS Sheer. IDS Scheer North America is the leading provider of corporate solutions for business process management. The company’s ARIS solutions suite offers a complete portfolio for “Business Process Excellence,” including the methodologies, software and solutions to address all phases of the business process lifecycle



    Conference TraX:
    eXperience — Hear case studies from companies that have embarked on BPM journeys and will share first-hand experiences and business results.

    eXchange — Participate in industry roundtables and forums to share best practices, lessons learned and requirements for the future.

    eXecute — Learn about the latest tools, technologies and approaches to support your BPM journey from industry though leaders, analysts and IDS Scheer executives.

    User Day for ARIS, SAP and MBS
    Take advantage of attending the User Day the day after ProcessWorld, Wednesday February 15, 2006, to learn about the latest technolgy developments with ARIS, SAP and MBS. Collaborate with users on the latest versions and talk directly with members of the IDS Scheer development team while test-driving the new products with hands-on workshops.

    View the detailed agenda.


    Register today!
    Transforming Management Strategies for Corporate Libraries and Information Services
      February 15 - 16 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    The roles of library information management professionals are becoming increasingly complex and challenging. This professional’s role is no longer just the gatekeeper, but rather a facilitator of information acquisition. These changes coupled with operating under copyright restrictions, licensing issues, budgetary constraints and the increasing need for IT experience makes the attainment of new skills in this field especially crucial.

    This event will focus on the changing role of the librarian, implementing an IMS designed to fit your organization’s needs, practical strategies for managing electronic content, emerging technologies, training and education for the next generation of information services professionals, and how to operate under budgetary constraints.

    Hear expert contributions and case studies from:

    • Ford Motor Company
    • Morgan Stanley
    • Bank of America
    • Chevron Global Library

    For more information on how to register contact:

    Ark Group
    773-529-2559

    The Reality of Web 2.0: O'Reilly Media's SafariU Leads by Example
      February 15 Webinar Events submitted via web form.


    The Reality of Web 2.0: O'Reilly Media's SafariU Leads by Example
    Wednesday, February 15
    2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific

    Attend this webinar to hear the incredible success story of how O’Reilly Media cracked the higher education textbook publishing market by creating SafariU, a Web-based custom publishing solution. Based on MarkLogic Server, SafariU enables educators to produce more targeted, less expensive teaching materials.

    Leonor Ciarlone, senior editor for The Gilbane Report, who has documented O’Reilly’s journey in a full-length case study, will share her insight and findings, and you’ll hear a firsthand account from O’Reilly’s chief information officer, C.J. Rayhill.

    What you will learn:
    - What market symptoms spurred O’Reilly Media to create its own Web-based custom publishing platform
    - About “agile publishing” and “agile content,” and how they are changing the dynamics of textbook publishing
    - What major characteristics O’Reilly Media sought in selecting a technology vendor
    - The cost savings of implementing a custom publishing solution for educators and students

    Registration Information

    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia 06
      February 16 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia 06

    For the last two years Ark Group, through KM Australia, has delivered the region’s knowledge

    management community with an annual knowledge sharing and networking event. Recently, our

    research has indicated to us trends throughout public and private sectors and across

    industries that highlight a movement towards convergence within the fields of KM, CM, and IM

    as strategic disciplines. The vital role that collaboration will play as this trend grows

    has prompted us to expand the event and incorporate content and collaboration into the

    overall programme. KM, Content and Collaboration Australia (KCC Australia) will offer you a

    thorough evaluation of the latent trends, thinking and technology around knowledge and

    content management and collaborative working.

    KCC Australia is where KM and CM tools and techniques converge offering you a holistic

    approach to managing your organisation’s unstructured information and collective expertise.

    Rest assured, KCC Australia will continue to offer you an insight into tacit and explicit KM

    techniques from today’s market leaders and gurus. It will still recognise the critical

    importance of process-based KM strategies and implementation. However, it will also offer

    you valuable insights into the latest CM, search and collaboration technologies and a

    thorough understanding of the principles behind capturing, sharing, exploiting and

    communicating your information assets.

    Consequently KCC Australia features two streams. The knowledge and collaboration stream will

    provide an honest appraisal of cultural issues and change management techniques, and the

    content stream will offer an unbiased evaluation of CM trends and technologies. These two

    streams enable you to create a learning experience that is tailored to your specific needs

    and to meet like-minded professionals facing challenges similar to yours.

    4th Annual Re-designing Your Intranet
      February 16 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    2 – 5 May 2006, Sydney Marriott Hotel
    Conference: 3-4 May, 2006
    Pre-conference workshops: 2 May, 2006
    Post-conference workshops: 5 May, 2006
    Pre-conference workshop: Writing for the Web, Dey Alexander

    Post-conference workshop: Practical Insights to Usability Techniques in Re-design Efforts, Jodie Moule, Symplicit

    “(T)he typical time between redesign rounds is between 2.5 and 3 years.”
    Jakob Nielsen

    “The fact that designers have more than doubled their usability methods, while decreasing their redesign cycle time by six months, is striking proof that usability doesn't have to delay project launch.” Jakon Nielsen

    Employees are demanding simpler, more intuitive and more “Web” like intranet experiences. Shiv Singh, CIO.com.au

    Remember an intranet is only as good as how it serves its employees and its company. Shiv Singh, CIO.com.au


    Your intranet is overloaded with content, difficult to navigate, no body uses it and the technology is out-dated.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to re-design the intranet ensuring that it adds maximum value to the organisation. Does this challenge sound familiar?


    Research shows that on average an organisation’s intranet will need to be re-designed every 2-3 years. Nowadays it is an accepted fact that an intranet is not a static tool, it is constantly evolving and changing to adapt to organisational changes and requirements. Therefore the question is what do you want to achieve and where do you begin?

    Ark Group’s 4th Annual Re-designing Your Intranet conference will focus specifically on how your intranet can add maximum value to the organisation. The event will provide answers to key problem areas such as:

    o Winning the support of senior management
    o Building a sound information architecture
    o The importance of usability testing
    o Managing governance and ownership
    o Taking control of content overload
    o Understanding intranet technology

    This event gives you the opportunity to listen to case studies from organisations that have recently been through a re-design. Share their success stories and learn from their mistakes. Ensure that your re-design is completed on time and within budget and that your mission is accomplished!

    XML for Single Sourcing
      February 20 - 22 Workshop Events submitted via web form.


    To learn more about this class, visit Bright Path Solutions website at www.travelthepath.com or contact Kay Ethier at 919.244.8559 or kethier@travelthepath.com.

    The Future of Search
      February 27 - March 2 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Effective business or enterprise search, for many organisations, implies much more than simply typing in a keyword and pressing ‘go’, as most users do when searching the World Wide Web. It requires the ability to retrieve relevant information in a timely manner across multiple data repositories and involves the use of various technologies such as content classification, categorization and clustering; fact and entity extraction; metadata and taxonomy management; visualization and personalized search.
    If we then add to the mix, considerations like security, compliance, and disparate content sets, you can begin to understand the importance of having a clearly defined search strategy and a robust, scalable search engine. Successful search needs to reflect your business requirements.

    This conference will focus on they key considerations for ensuring effective search across your enterprise as well as looking at the future developments in the search market.

    It will deliver case studies that highlight key considerations that include:

    ? Defining what search means to organisations today
    ? Implementing search and optimising search relevance
    ? Personalisation and profiling
    ? Searching across unstructured and structured content
    ? Embedding search into workflow applications
    ? Discovery and analytics
    ? The future of search

    For information about the event please contact Ben Farnsworth on 1300 550 662 or bfarnsworth@arkgroupasia.com

    Semantic Technology Conference
      March 6 - 10 The SemTech conference is where customers, developers and researchers converge to discuss the commercialization of Semantic Technologies. It’s also your fast track to learning what Semantic Technologies are all about, and how to exploit them in your organization.
    Semantics is a hot industry sector right now – a $2 billion per year market and projected to grow to over $50 billion by the year 2010. Leading analysts have estimated that 35-65% of our System Integration costs are due to Semantic issues. And in every sector of the market - software infrastructure and tools, methodology, internet based activity and support for implementation projects – both inside the enterprise, and across the Internet, our biggest software challenges come down to creating and resolving meaning. In other words: semantics.
     

    The SemTech conference is where customers, developers and researchers converge to discuss the commercialization of Semantic Technologies. It’s also your fast track to learning what Semantic Technologies are all about, and how to exploit them in your organization.

    Topic Areas Included:
    • Semantic Web
    • OWL and RDF
    • Web Services
    • Data Integration
    • Semantic Brokers
    • Knowledge Capture
    • Taxonomy Development
    • Business Vocabularies
    • Specialized Ontologies
    • Upper Models
    • Enterprise Search
    • Business Rules
    • Metadata
    • Semantic Modeling
    • Unstructured Data
    • Ontology Engineering

    Hear customer experience with Semantic Technology from:
    • Time, Inc.
    • BellSouth
    • Cleveland Clinic
    • GE Global Research
    • Sierra Nevada
    • National Institutes of Health
    • Raytheon
    • Northrop Grumman
    • The Walt Disney Company
    • General Motors
    • and more...
     
    Keynotes:

    SemWeb@5
    James Hendler
    Director of the Joint Institute for Knowledge Discovery, University of Maryland

    Ora Lassila
    Research Fellow, Nokia Research Center



    Making Web Applications Trustable
    Dr. Deborah L. McGuinness
    Co-Director, Knowledge Systems Laboratory, Stanford University


    Semantic Wave 2006 - A Guide to Billion Dollar Markets
    Mills Davis
    Managing Director, Project 10X

    Great Networking Opportunities!

    Registration

    Plone CMS Symposium
      March 8 - 10 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    The 2006 New Orleans Plone Symposium will be this March 8-10, 2006 at the Astor Crowne Plaza in the famous New Orleans French Quarter.  The goal of this year’s gathering is to share ideas on relevant topics through discussions around the pragmatic usage of Plone and real-world experiences of organizations like Disney and fundable.org.  While technology is always the core focus of open source technology events, this year's symposium will also addresses specific business topics including law, non-profits, venture capital and business models.

    “The New Orleans Symposium aims at being the top open source content management conference in North America for 2006”, Says Alan Runyan, President of Enfold Systems.  The event will host two concurrent sessions – one track focusing on business, and the other on technology.  The first day consists of 3 hour tutorials on topics from Plone best practices to implementations at non-profits.  The next two days utilize 45 minute talks ranging from Enterprise Search strategies to Content Delivery options.

    Andrei Codrescu, the noted writer and commentator, will close the symposium. Known for his unique insights into society and human nature, his thoughts on the open source community and its future promises to be both thought provoking and entertaining. Like a great cup of gumbo, the rich mix of applied business and technology topics should make this year’s Plone Symposium a memorable event.

    2006 marks the fourth year of active deployment for the Plone Open Source community.  To encourage and cultivate the community spirit, daily post-event socializing is scheduled for the world-renown New Orleans Vieux Carre (French Quarter). In fact, over 90% of last year’s attendees indicated they would return and encourage others to come as well.

    For more information:

    Symposium homepage: https://plone.org/events/regional/nola06

    Talks schedule: https://plone.org/events/regional/nola06/talks

    Tutorials Schedule: https://plone.org/events/regional/nola06/tutorials

    Registration: https://www.enfoldsystems.com/conferencereg.html

    IA Summit 2006
      March 23 - 27 Conference, IAI The Information Architecture (IA) Summit is the premier gathering place for information architects. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.

    IA Summit 2006: Learning, Doing, Selling

    Last year’s IA Summit attracted over 400 attendees, including beginners, experienced IAs, and people in a range of related fields.

    This year we'll roll up our sleeves and tackle three key areas: Learning, Doing, and Selling IA.

    Learning IA: People new to IA, IA mentors, educators and researchers, as well as any IA looking to specialize in a new area of the field will be supported by sessions that focus on acquiring new IA knowledge. From introductions to IA, through evaluations of academic programs to research papers on the frontiers of IA, we plan to include them all.

    Doing IA: Practicing IAs have so much to share! Tips & tricks, new ways to use old tools, IA methods, processes and deliverables, they are all welcome, as well as case studies and models or overviews of the field.

    Selling IA: Whether it is by your colleagues, your manager, or your client, at some point in your career you will be asked to explain the value of your IA work. This will be the topic of several sessions in our program, and we encourage people who have been on the receiving end of these explanations to submit proposals too!

    So, mark the 2006 IA Summit in your agenda:

    Keynote Speaker

    We are pleased to have Dr. David Weinberger, author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, as this year's keynote speaker.

    For more information, see the Call for Papers.

    STC Currents 2006
      March 24 - 25 The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an individual membership organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of technical communication. It is the largest organization of its type in the world. Its 18,000 members include technical writers and editors, content developers, documentation specialists, technical illustrators, instructional designers, academics, information architects, usability and human factors professionals, visual designers, Web designers and developers, and translators - anyone whose work makes technical information available to those who need it.


    The Society for Technical Communication (STC), Atlanta Chapter is pleased to announce the Currents 2006 conference on March 24-25, 2006 at Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia campus. The conference is in the Business and Education Academic building (map)

    This two-day conference includes:

    • A full day workshop from Rob Houser of User First Services, Inc.
    • 20 information-packed sessions, featuring keynote speaker, Paula Berger
    • Industry leading vendor exhibits, on-site technical bookstore, door prizes, and much more

    Program of Events

    Friday, March 24 Currents Pre-conference Workshop
    "Writing for Small Spaces," Rob Houser

    Saturday, March 25

    Keynote Address, Paula Berger, STC 1st VP

    Currents Conference Sessions
    Vendor Exhibits
    Bookstore

    Register now!

    Content Management Strategies Conference 2006
      April 3 - 5 Conference

    When
      April 3–5, 2006
    Where
      The Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf,
      San Francisco, CA

    Registration

    Are you moving your information to the web? Reusing content among multiple print and online deliverables? Sharing content among departments such as training, marketing, editorial, and technical information development? Are you restricting some content for internal use only or directing it to specific targeted user communities? Are you faced with a challenging, multi-faceted user environment but tied down with only document blobs at your disposal?

    Join those in the forefront of component information management at the 8th Annual Content Management Strategies conference. Learn to create modular, topic-based content, ready for assembly into compound documents, and customized for targeted delivery. Take content embedded in those massive tomes and move critical components to the precise points where they are needed—in print or on the web.

    Content Management Strategies 2006 brings you three essential tracks. Focus on management and planning or technical design and implementation, and learn how to implement the DITA standard from the experts. At CM Strategies, you’ll find a returning community of information developers and publishers who value building core content as much as its presentation and delivery.

    More info...

    InterDoc Symposium 2006
      April 10 - 12 Conference Since 1995, the InterDoc Symposium is the ideal platform to promote Enterprise Content Management solutions and meet with management and technical professionals from business, government and key organizations. The event provides a forum for users, partners and industry experts to present their latest findings and explore innovative ideas.
    InterDoc is pleased to announce that the InterDoc Symposium 2006 will be held at the Fairmount Château Laurier, April 10-12, 2006 in Ottawa.
    DESIGN IT! Conference 2006 Spring
      April 11 - 12 Conference We our pleased to announce our upcoming event, the DESIGN IT! Conference 2006 Spring, to be held under the theme “CMS and Its Vast Potential for IT Design.” The event will be held over two-days from April 11-12, 2006 at the Akihabara Convention Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The main purpose of this conference is to explore the possibilities for integrating IT and design.

    Theme

    This year's conference theme is Content Management (CM), and the conference will be structured around two highly related frameworks of Information Architecture and Interaction.

    Speakers

    At this year's event, we invite two experts in the area of Content Management and Information Architecture, from the United States to share with us their knowledge, experience, and visions.


    Peter Morville

    Bob Doyle

    Peter Morville
    Peter Morville founded the Information Architecture Research Institute (Japan Division) as well as the Information Architecture professional community. Mr. Morville has also been a major force in founding the CMS expert community. He co-authored the book Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. His most recent book Ambient Findability (O'Reilly & Associates Inc) released last October has received a great deal of attention as proposing new ways to think about online information searches. He will be traveling around Japan and the U.S. to speak about his book and his ideas.

    Bob Doyle
    Bob Doyle is the head of CMS Review which is a comprehensive CMS information site. Mr. Doyle also helped to found CM Professionals (CM Pros) a practitioner/expert community for content management which currently consists of 700 members and is the world's largest professional community of its kind. He is a contributing editor of EContent Magazine.

    Other sessions

    Other sessions includes presentations on CMS market and product trends as well as case studies in various Asian countries including Japan, illuminating the state of CMS around the world today. Through the "Interaction" sessions, we hope to explore creative ways to achieve "ease of use in products and services" and "creation of new user experience" which are essential in establishing products and services in organizations.

    Registration

    Participants must pre-register in order to attend the sessions in the DESIGN IT! Conference. Note that some sessions require an admissions fee while others do not.

    Sponsoring or Supporting

    Please contact us if you are interesting in sponsoring or supporting this event as corporate or media sponsors. We look forward to hearing from you and for your support.

    LiM Tec Conference

    The DESIGN IT! Conference 2006 Spring will be held during the same time as the LiM Tec Conference (LiM Tec is short for Lifecycle Management Technology Conference), a comprehensive technology conference on software lifecycle environment technology. Our objective is to provide information, technology, and products on the theme "Integration of Design and IT" towards all industries, technological areas that comprise the IT lifecycle.
    https://www.otij.org/event/limtec/2006/overview_eng.html

    Presented by

    Sociomedia, Inc.
    https://www.sociomedia.co.jp/
    PubCon
      April 18 - 20 The internationally renown cutting edge event for sharing real world
    experiences on best practices and the latest industry news.
    We are known as the conference where SEO/SEM firms send their people to learn.
    We start where other conferences finish.
    Where Hynes Convention Center Boston
    When Apr 18-20, 2006
    Format Four Track Educational Conference with Exposition Hall
    Topics Program topics designed for introductory to advanced experience levels.

    Keynote

    Malcolm Gladwell

    Register

    Knowledge Management 2006
      April 19 - 22 The Annual Knowledge Management Conference and Exhibition brings together more than 1,000 government professionals and their industry counterparts. Attendees take part in this comprehensive program on how to use Knowledge Management best practices to meet their departmental goals.

    The KM 2006 Conference will focus on current technologies and strategies with proven results for government organizations. This conference program is designed to address the current and evolving needs of government program and information technology managers in their efforts to leverage the benefits of knowledge management to meet their agency mission and business objectives.

    Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies - SFO
      April 24 - 26 Conference, Seminar Events submitted via web form.


    Everybody knows they need Content management. CM technologies are now mainstream and need to be part of all major enterprise applications, and integrated into IT architectures and infrastructures. But what does that mean? To some people content management is all about web publishing, or building Intranets, to others it means managing multiple, perhaps all, types of unstructured data. Still to others, the term might be associated with a particular aspect of managing information, such as creating it, searching for it, organizing it, transforming it, or sharing it. In San Francisco we will be focused on the following topics: Enterprise DRM * Content Management * Document & Records Policy

    Make Your CMS Work For You
      April 27 Workshop Events submitted via web form.


    Content management systems are billed as solutions to all of your Web site woes. They can also cost your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why do so many CMS projects fail?

    They fail because companies don’t recognize that content management is a process, not a technology, and requires planning to ensure success. We have seen again and again that expensive technological solutions are ignored when they don't meet your organization’s needs and expectations. Personal experience with an enterprise CMS as well as work with several clients has led us to develop a series of steps that will help you use your CMS efficiently.

    Topics we'll cover include:

    Building your team
    Assessing your content
    Vendor selection
    How to work with IT
    Templates and components
    Metadata and taxonomies
    Content migration

    Whether this is your first time considering a content management system, or you’ve been burned by failed implementations in the past, we can help you do it right.

    This workshop is suitable for:

    Web managers planning a CMS installation
    Information architects
    Visual designers
    Writers, editors, and other content producers
    Project managers

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      May 1 Conference, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


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    AODC
      May 3 - 5 The Australasian Online Documentation and Content Conference (AODC). This is the biggest event of the year for anyone involved in corporate documentation, online Help, Web authoring and technical writing.

    AODC 2006


    Tradewinds Esplanade, Cairns 3rd - 5th May 2006

    The ninth annual Australasian Online Documentation and Content Conference, AODC 2006, will be held at the Tradewinds Esplanade Hotel, Cairns, from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th May. This is the biggest event of the year for anyone involved in corporate documentation, online Help, Web authoring and technical writing.

    AODC 2006 features almost 20 sessions covering techniques, technologies, tools and case studies, presented by international and local expert speakers. Session topics included DITA, structured authoring, XML, usability, editing, migration to Microsoft Vista, user assistance, dynamic HTML and case studies. For all the details, see the agenda.

    XML Summer School
      May 5 Seminar, Workshop, Lecture Events submitted via web form.


    Hosted by CSW Group, the XML Summer School combines an innovative curriculum with world renowned speakers, to bring you an XML event like no other.

    The XML Summer School programme features three main tracks to provide a rich learning experience for delegates with any level of background knowledge, so whether you are a complete beginner, or need to expand your existing XML skill set there is something for you in the curriculum. Plus, there is the flexibility of either registering as a full delegate and combining seminars from any of the three main tracks, or selecting individual tracks for a more focused curriculum.

    The learning doesn’t stop in the classroom either – the social events provide the ideal platform for networking with your fellow delegates or extracting information from the speakers on a one-to-one basis. Some delegates argue that the networking and learning experiences outside the classroom are as valuable as that in the classroom.

    If you need to learn all there is to know about XML and related technologies, then the XML Summer School is the place for you.

    To register and for more information, please visit the event website.

    Taxonomy CoP Conference Call - To Google or Not to Google?
      May 7 Lecture, Webinar, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    The next Taxonomy Community of Practice call is on Wednesday March 31st, 2006 at 2:00 PM EST. Cost is $50 per attendee. Register for the session at https://www2.2checkout.com/2co/buyer/purchase? TCOID=759534c16b5dcf03def3646c1c59f5b0&sid=314 750&product_id=27&quantity=1

    (If this link does not work, go to www.earley.com item 3 under Taxonomy Training and Education to register)

    Session description:
    Google quietly entered the Enterprise Search market in early 2002. Analyst firms dismissed it as a tool for sophisticated environments, assigning it to the realms of inexpensive, simple, DIY search. The product line has grown since then, and has gone on the offensive in terms of marketing. New capabilities, notably the ability to integrate with Google Desktop Search for Enterprise, are renewing calls to "just get Google." Is it right for your organization? Perhaps. Join us as we discuss the factors an organization ought to consider before making the switch, including administration capabilities, focused collections, metadata and taxonomy use, customizations and more.

    Is it To Be, or Not to Be? We'll help you decide.

    Presenters: Seth Earley, Christine Connors

    If you have problems registering on line, please contact Monique deVries at Earley & Associates. monique@earley.com, 406-370-1716 or 406-273- 5431.

    Earley & Associates provides organizations with taxonomy strategy, development and implementation services to support content management, knowledge management, e commerce, enterprise integration, portal and compliance initiatives.

    Join the free taxonomy community of practice yahoo group!
    https://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TaxoCoP/
    Sincerely,

    Seth Earley
    Earley & Associates, Inc
    email: seth@earley.com
    phone: 781-444-0287
    web: https://www.earley.com

    Internet World
      May 9 - 11 Conference, Lecture Events submitted via web form.


    Internet World
    9-11 May 2006, Earls Court, London, UK
    Business For the Digital Age
    www.internetworld.co.uk


    Internet World is the UK’s largest B2B internet event.

    After the hype and the despondency of the dot.com, bubble and burst, we have now entered the next phase of the internet. Growth: real growth, high growth and sustainable growth. Visit Internet World 2006 and you will find out how best to capitalise on this market opportunity. The event will illustrate ways you can improve your business’s performance and demonstrate the latest technologies of the industry.

    Highlights for 2006

    A keynote programme that will be made up of leading etail, retail and online trading companies including  msn, flybe, lastminute, dabs.com, firebox, eBay, Virgin Radio, ebookers and more visit
    https://www.internetworld.co.uk/seminars.htm

    Internet World focuses on five main technology areas. Enterprise Content Management, eCommerce, Search, New Media Marketing and Security/Connectivity.

    Exhibitors include
    02, Rackspace, TDM, Qube, UKFast, Imano, Cshop IOCEA, Secpay, Velocitypay, E-Clear, Streetmap, Via Michelin, Reddot, Immediacy, Goss, Infospace, Overture, Media Run, Mediaco, Segala, 24/7 Real Media, Adestra, Email Vision, Etelligent, Affiliate Future, Nielsen/Netratings, Web Credible and many more adding to a list of over 250 exhibitors.

    Our partners include
    Associations

    Institute of Direct Marketing, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Internet Servers Providers Association, Web Analytics Association, Mobile Data Association, Interactive Media Retail Group, British Interactive Media Association, Mobile Computer Users Group, Association of Publishers, The Independent European Association for e-business, Federation of European Direct Marketing, Mobile Marketing Association, Viral Buzz and Marketing Association, Interactive Gaming Council

    Media Sponsors

    The Guardian, Revolution, Marketing, e-Consultancy, mad.co.uk, Computer Business Review, Management Information Systems, Retail Technology, Retail Systems, Government Technology, Government Business, Document Manager, European Reseller, Silicon.net, ZDNet, PC Pro, Emarketer, MarketingSherpa, New Media Knowledge, Chinwag, ITToolbox, The Register, Content Wire, Online ContentUK, ITProportal, Net Imperative

    Further details can be found at https://www.internetworld.co.uk/partners.htm

    Below are a few facts about the Internet World 2005 Event compiled by an Independent research company (Vivid Interface) recommended by the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO)

    • 5,510 Internet decision makers attended in total, with an average annual budget of £414,952

    • 80% Director or Manager level

    • 91% Responsible for purchasing

    • 66% don't go to any other exhibitions

    • 64% rated the quality of the seminars either Excellent or Good with only 3% saying they were Poor

    • 70% expect to buy from an exhibitor

    • 49% said their budget would increase for 2005/6 with only 3% saying it would decrease

    “I’ve already been to a couple of the New Media & Marketing seminars and they were very good.” Chris Hails, FT Business, Financial Times

    “Internet World … helped Qube raise brand awareness and it looks likely that we will exceed our target of closing £150,000 of new business within 6 months of the show. It enabled Qube to speak to clients that we would not have spoken to otherwise.” Polly Arrowsmith, Director, Qube

    AIIM
      May 10 AIIM is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies and solutions that provide intelligence behind information.


    AIIM Wednesday Webinar

    Join us for an AIIM Wednesday Webinar - It's FREE

    BPM: When is Workflow Enough?

    DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2006
    TIME: 2:00-3:00 P.M. (EASTERN), 1:00-2:00 P.M. (CENTRAL),
    11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. (PACIFIC), 7:00-8:00 P.M. (UK)
    DURATION: 60 minutes
    PRESENTED BY: Doculabs

    Register Today at www.aiim.org/webinars

    Process automation is essential to the deployment of imaging systems, from orchestrating front-end capture to routing documents through the step by step completion of tasks. Both buyers and sellers recognize the importance of process automation and workflow, but the deployment techniques vary considerably. Some choose to use simple notification via email, while others use work queues. Yet the jump from workflow routing of images to enterprise BPM is significant, and often the needs and requirements are considerably different. This AIIM Webinar will focus on process automation of image intensive applications within the enterprise content management marketplace. We will provide a brief background on some of the challenges in the market today, and then dive into lessons learned by our clients.

    The session will conclude with a Q&A section.

    • Processing images almost always requires some form of workflow
    • Document capture is more complex than anticipated
    • Document workflow is very different than BPM
    • Metrics and measurement are critical measurable payback
    Syndicate
      May 16 - 17 Syndicate is the only industry conference addressing the business and technology issues facing companies using new technologies to interact with their markets more efficiently.
    Explore the latest syndication trends with three NEW comprehensive tracks.

    Discover tricks of the trade and the most up-to-date happenings from acclaimed keynote speakers.

    AIIM On Demand 2006
      May 16 - 18 Conference, AIIM AIIM is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies and solutions that provide intelligence behind information.


    Mark Your Calendar for AIIM ON DEMAND 2006!
    May 16-18, 2006
    Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia PA

    Social Network Analysis Master Class, led by NASA
      May 16 Seminar Events submitted via web form.


    Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, and Head of the Knowledge Management team at NASA is coming to Sydney on 1-2 August 2006 to host an exclusive two-day master class on Social Network Analysis.

    This highly interactive, hands-on course covers the end-to-end discussion of what social networks are, how to model and measure them, and how to derive benefit to yourself and your organisation from the power of the network. This master class will help you to understand this critical concept behind today's most competitive and succcessful companies. So come along to this unique event and...

    * Gain a complete understanding of social networks as both traditional connections between people and as a part of virtual communities
    * Maximise the ability of your organisation and yourself to benefit from social networks
    * Enhance corporate reputation and sales through an understanding of social networks in your organization
    * Understand the theory, mathematical models, and technologies for measuring and mapping networks in your organization
    * Build a strategic and tactical plan for harnessing social networks to drive organisational learning, new opportunities and innovation

    This master class is a true mix of theory, practice, case studies and group exercises. To see a full copy of the course materials, please email me at helen.hassan@keyforums.com.au or call me on +61 2 9436 4255.

    XTech
      May 16 - 20 The premier European conference for developers, information designers and managers working with web and standards-based technologies. XTech brings together the worlds of web development, open source, semantic web and web standards.
    XTech 2006 will take place from 16-19 May in the heart of Amsterdam, at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Dam Square.

    The theme for 2006, "Building Web 2.0", recognises the key place of standards-based and open technology in enabling the next generation of web applications. Practitioners and leaders from all disciplines are invited to participate in presenting and discussing the technology and design issues behind the changing web.

    Formerly known as the XML Europe conference, XTech has widened its scope to incorporate neighboring technologies from the web and business. As the use of XML broadens out beyond traditional core topics, we want to reflect that in the conference. As well as XML, XTech 2006 will cover web development, weblogging, search, the semantic web and more.

    Registration

    Apache Lenya
      May 18 Workshop Lenya Workshop gives an introduction to the architecture, installation and configuration of Apache Lenya. The versatile Content Management System can be used as an on-line editing system, Document Management System and Enterprise Solution (Intra -, Extranet). It also offers outstanding capabilities for CROSS Media Publishing and Print-on-Demand.


    Date:                                      
    May 18, 2006; 14:00 until 17:30 p.m

    Registration deadline:              
    May 10, 2006

    Location Switzerland:              
    Wyona AG, Zürich, Hardstrasse 219 (MAAG Areal)

    Costs                                  
    CHF 250 or USD 200


    About Apache Lenya
    **********************
    Apache Lenya https://lenya.apache.org is based on Apache Cocoon https://cocoon.apache.org, the XML publishing framework from the Apache Software Foundation. Apache Cocoon has been widely adopted in recent years and has become the defacto standard for XML publishing.

    It delivers a wide range of functionality, from generation of HTML, WML, XML, PDF, SVG and RTF from a single data source, interfaces to various databases over JDBC as well as LDAP.

    Apache Lenya integrates the BXE, Kupu and Xopus WYSIWYG editors. Apache Lenya makes use of official W3C standards wherever possible: XML, XSLT, XML Schema, XPath, XPointer, XLink, XInclude. In a departure from other CMS, Apache Lenya stores not only content in XML, but also CMS functionality such as user management, access control, revision control and workflow management. Customization of Apache Lenya is mostly done with further XML technologies such as XSLT and XSP. Java code is only necessary in special cases.

    Apache Lenya is built up from individual modules written in Java that extend Cocoon with CMS functionality: Access Controller, User Administration, Editor Interfaces, Revision Controller, Scheduler, Workflow Manager, Publisher / Replicator, Dependency Manager, Forms Editor, Import-/Export-Functionality. Since these modules are based on XML themselves, they can be exchanged by modules from other vendors (Open Source or proprietary) as needed.


    You are welcome to contact us for further information or send us an Email to event@wyona.com   for registration!
    We are very much looking forward to share our knowledge with you!.

    Switzerland phone:                   +41 1 272 91 61
    USA phone:                             +1 857 776-3195
    <>Apache Lenya Open Source Content Management
    https://www.wyona.com

    CMS 2006
      May 21 Events submitted via web form.

    Taxonomy CoP Conference Call - To Google or Not to Google?
      May 31 Webinar, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    The next Taxonomy Community of Practice call is on Wednesday March 31st, 2006 at 2:00 PM EST. Cost is $50 per attendee. Register for the session at https://www2.2checkout.com/2co/buyer/purchase? TCOID=759534c16b5dcf03def3646c1c59f5b0&sid=314 750&product_id=27&quantity=1

    (If this link does not work, go to www.earley.com item 3 under Taxonomy Training and Education to register)

    Session description:
    Google quietly entered the Enterprise Search market in early 2002. Analyst firms dismissed it as a tool for sophisticated environments, assigning it to the realms of inexpensive, simple, DIY search. The product line has grown since then, and has gone on the offensive in terms of marketing. New capabilities, notably the ability to integrate with Google Desktop Search for Enterprise, are renewing calls to "just get Google." Is it right for your organization? Perhaps. Join us as we discuss the factors an organization ought to consider before making the switch, including administration capabilities, focused collections, metadata and taxonomy use, customizations and more.

    Is it To Be, or Not to Be? We'll help you decide.

    Presenters: Seth Earley, Christine Connors

    If you have problems registering on line, please contact Monique deVries at Earley & Associates. monique@earley.com, 406-370-1716 or 406-273- 5431.

    Earley & Associates provides organizations with taxonomy strategy, development and implementation services to support content management, knowledge management, e commerce, enterprise integration, portal and compliance initiatives.

    Join the free taxonomy community of practice yahoo group!
    https://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/TaxoCoP/
    Sincerely,

    Seth Earley
    Earley & Associates, Inc
    email: seth@earley.com
    phone: 781-444-0287
    web: https://www.earley.com

    American Society of Indexers
      June 15 - 17 American Society of Indexers (ASI)
    Joint Annual Meeting and Conference

    Joint Annual Meeting and Conference

    15-17 June 2006
    Toronto, Ontario

    Overview

    We are excited to have this year''s annual meeting and conference in Toronto, Ontario.

    Toronto is an astonishing and eclectic mosaic of people and languages, cultures and lifestyles, all in one clean, safe, friendly place. It''s a North American city of rare openness, energy, and style. Its skyline includes the CN tower, considered one of the Modern Wonders of the World, and its miles of waterfront, beaches, boardwalks and trails perfectly complement Toronto''s bustling downtown core.

    Plans for the conference are well underway, with an active calls for presentations, papers, and poster sessions. We''ve negotiated some great rates at the hotel, and the Toronto Pearson International Airport is less than 90 minutes away from over 60% of the U.S. population. Toronto is also Canada''s most international city, which is perfect for us because our meeting is the triennial international conference among the indexing societies. We expect delegates from around the world.

    We hope you can join us this year. You don''t want to miss what is becoming the biggest, most exciting, and most rewarding conference so far.

    News and Status

    Check our News and Status page for the latest conference information. Link to the online registration process or download a PDF version of the registration form from this page.

    Conference Location

    Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre
    525 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 2L2
    Canada

    Phone: (416) 597-9200
    Fax: (416) 597-9211
    Toll-free: (800) 905-0667
    https://marriott.com/property/propertypage/YYZEC?groupCode=INMINMA

    The conference hotel is the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre located in the Financial District and connected to the Eaton Centre shopping complex. The hotel is a short walk from theatres, sports venues, and fine restaurants. ASI has reserved a block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate at the Marriott, allowing ASI the use of the meeting and exhibit space at a great discount. Your support in staying at the Marriott helps to keep ASI''s meeting and membership costs down. We''ve negotiated a rate of $169 Canadian, approximately $147 US single/double occupancy per night (plus applicable taxes) for the conference period, an excellent value for this city.

    Reservations Deadline
    The hotel reservations deadline for our room block is May 23, 2006; rooms will be on a space-available basis after that date. The designated link above will allow you to assess room availability and book your reservations directly with the Marriott by searching with the group code listed. To make reservations by phone, call Marriott reservations toll-free at (800) 905-0667, and identify yourself as an ASI/American Society of Indexers meeting attendee. Please be sure to book your rooms early - the number of rooms is limited!

    Transportation from Airport to Hotel
    If you are flying into the main Toronto airport (Pearson Airport, code YYZ), there are several ways to travel to the conference hotel. The Marriott estimates the one-way costs of traveling from Pearson as $2 by bus, $2.25 by subway, and $40 by taxi. (All prices are in Canadian dollars.) The buses and subways in Toronto are excellent throughout the city. Driving directions and other details are available at the hotel maps page.

    Another option is the privately operated Pacific Western Airport Express from Pearson International Airport to certain downtown hotels. They don''t stop at our conference hotel, Eaton Centre Marriott, but their Metropolitan Hotel stop (near the bus terminal) is a walkable city-block away from the Eaton Centre. Cost one-way for adult: $16.45. Round-trip fare: $28.35. Buy on-line and get 10% discount. Phone toll-free in Canada 1-800-387-6787 or not toll free from the U.S. 1-905-564-3232.

    City and tourism information

    DAM Workshop
      June 15 - 16 Workshop, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    DAM Workshop 2006: Interactive workshop on Digital Asset Management and the Marketing Supply Chain.

    More information can be found on our website https://www.cms-channel.be.

    This interactive workshop will be held in Dutch.

    Date: 15/06/2006 (afternoon)
    Location: Castle Diepensteyn in Londerzeel, Belgium

    Usability Week 2006
      June 19 - 24 Usability Week takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials that get both broad and deep on core usability topics. Come for as few or as many days as you want.

    Three-Day Intensive Camp:

    • Usability in Practice
      In this fun, intense, and challenging camp, you’ll get four-days’ worth of tutorial knowledge in a three-day session. Experts with over half a century of combined usability experience take you through fundamental principles and methods, help you create a sound usability plan, and teach you the skills you need to successfully execute that plan.

    Three-Day Immersion:

    • Interaction Design with Bruce “Tog” Tognazzini
      This detailed exploration of the entire design lifecycle covers critical issues in requirements gathering, project launch, design, and testing, and offers you practical and powerful tools for creating successful interaction designs.

    Specialized Full-Day Tutorials:

    • Eyetracking Web Usability
      In this all-new seminar, learn what eyetracking data can tell you about how users look at your website. We’ll share results from our brand-new eyetracking studies of how people view websites, and analyze how users navigate, search, see advertising, and more.
    • Fundamental Guidelines for Web Usability
      Gain insight into essential user behaviors, explore pivotal guidelines, and discover how understanding information foraging, navigation and search options, and content usability can help you build a website that’s easier and more enjoyable to use.
    • Intranet Usability 1
      Learn the essential features of well-designed intranets, along with key usability guidelines and testing tips. You’ll also get a rare peek at corporate intranets and discuss how to deal with organizational issues that impact intranet design.
    • Intranet Usability 2
      Day two covers intranet branding and promotion, as well as detailed issues in intranet design, such as search, navigation, personalization, employee directories, HR information, and forms.
    • Designing B2B Websites
      Learn the intricacies of designing business-to-business websites that convert visitors into paying customers or hot leads for your off-line sales channel. We’ll detail results from our brand-new studies of B2B sites, and how to apply those findings to better support your customers’ purchase decisions throughout the entire buying process.
    • Presenting Company Information on Corporate Websites
      Learn how customers, journalists, financial analysts, and job seekers research companies online and what this implies for the design of your “about us” area, press and investor sections, and employment listings.
    • Email Newsletter Usability
      Studies of more than 100 email newsletters show how spam, subscription maintenance, content selection, subject lines, and other key issues impact an email newsletter’s success.
    • Wish Lists and Gift-Giving in E-Commerce
      Almost 10% of consumer spending goes towards gifts. Based on our usability studies of e-commerce sites’ wish lists and gift certificates, learn best practices for maintaining gift-related tools on your site.
    • Content Usability 1
      San Francisco and Sydney
      Create Web content that is useful, usable, and appealing. Rewriting text according to our guidelines can more than double a website’s usability and can increase the likelihood that key messages are communicated.
    • Content Usability 2
      San Francisco and Sydney
      Day two details the latest research relating to content usability. You’ll also discover how to: gauge content usability’s return on investment, create and enforce style guidelines, define content metrics, and evaluate content.

    Pay only for the days you need. The more days you attend, the deeper the discount. Early bird rates save even more, so sign up early!

    Choose your city for agendas, location, pricing, and registration information:

    Attendees with special needs should contact conference hotels directly to discuss accommodations (hotel information is available under each city’s “location info” link).

    You can also book any of the Usability Week tutorials for in-house presentation at your company or interest group. See our seminar and workshop offerings for further information.

    X-Pubs 2006
      June 20 - 21 Conference, CM Pros, STC, DITA Events submitted via web form.


    X-Pubs 2006: A critique of XML publishing: Just what is the real ROI?

    Why X-Pubs 2006?

    X-Pubs 2006 seeks to critique the established business justification for the adoption of both XML and DITA in organisational publishing.

    By closely examining existing XML publishing implementations and drawing on the worlds most experienced XML publishing consultants, X-Pubs 2006 hopes to expose the pitfalls and challenges organisations wishing to adopt XML are likely to experience.

    X-Pubs 2006 – The most relevant speakers

    Two Keynote Sessions:

        * Dr JoAnn Hackos
          Author of Managing Your Documentation Projects
        * Ann Rockley
          Author of Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy

    Click here for other speakers

    Who Should Attend?

    Managers and technical staff looking to...

        * Reduce publishing times and costs
        * Simplify and reduce the costs of localizing content
        * Increase the accuracy and relevancy of content
        * Simplify publishing to multiple-channels

    Two tracks

        * Management and business justification
        * Technical implementation and development

    SuperNova 2006
      June 21 - 23 The Supernova conference focuses on the technology-driven transformation of computing, communications, digital media, and business. Supernova brings together leading industry influencers to make business connections, explore emerging technologies, and discover innovative new ideas and companies.

    Auditorium

    Supernova2006

    Making Connections in a Complex World

    Just connecting to the network is no longer enough. In today’s chaotic, interconnected environment, success requires the ability to identify
    key relationships, and to stand out from the crowd. New industry ecosystems are developing, while new forms of innovation emerge on top of connected platforms.

    At Supernova 2006, we will examine how leading entrepreneurs, investors, and companies are not only coping with complexity, but
    taking advantage of it.

    Planned session and workshop topics include:
    power to the people • from search to eternity • business implications of virtual worlds • web 2.0 meets the enterprise • community marketing • cutting the cords: the future of telecom • the Net is alive • rise of the videonet • the future of the desktop • who owns "you" • rethinking intellectual property • the next five billion users • and more

    Supernova 2006 program highlights will include:


    About Supernova

    The Supernova conference focuses on the technology-driven transformation of computing, communications, digital media, and business. Now in its fifth year, Supernova brings together leading industry influencers to make business connections, explore emerging technologies, and discover innovative new ideas and companies.

    Sign up to be notified about additional Supernova 2006 details as they become available

    Increasingly powerful devices, coupled with increasingly pervasive networks, are changing the way we work, live, and play. Supernova distills what those trends mean for you and your organization. Produced in partnership with The Wharton School, it uniquely links technology vision with practical business focus.

    Subscribe to our Supernova Report email list for periodic updates and analysis.


    Follow the buzz!

    Supernova is a hub for press, analysts, and bloggers who follow developments in connected technologies. View our press buzz page for summaries of recent coverage. For information on press registration, contact press@supernovagroup.net.

    “As we continue to sift through the rapid changes in the tools and techniques for managing in a decentralized world, Supernova will remain one of our prized filters.”—Conferenza

    “There are a lot of good conferences—Supernova is one of the best.”—John Patrick, former VP, Internet Technology, IBM

    “Great stuff. Great meeting.”—Richard O’Neill, President, The Highlands Group

    “I LOVED the conference. I’ve been raving about it to people here.”—Lili Cheng, Director, Windows User Experience, Microsoft

    “Bottom line: I thought it was great.”—Raph Koster, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Online Entertainment

    “A delightful conference with a list of participants that rivaled the quality of the presenters.”—Pierre Wolff, VP, Business Development, Tribe Networks

    “As good as any conference anywhere.”—Lee Stein, CEO, Virtual Group LLC

    “I am still trying to absorb the rich content I received at the conference. It is, without a doubt, one of the best technology/business conferences I have ever attended.”—Jack Devlin, Sr. Director, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.

    For more information on Supernova 2006 sponsorship opportunities, please email us at sponsor@supernovagroup.net.



    LISA Global Strategies Summit
      June 26 - 30 LISA Global Strategies Summit brings together leaders in international business, technology development, and global processes. LISA events are known worldwide for their breadth of perspective and their ability to bring together all the players involved in making international business a reality.


    LISA Global Strategies Summit
    Meeting the Challenges of Diverse Markets with Integrated Solutions and Strategies



    | Overview | Topics | Why Attend |
    | Workshops | Exhibition |

    LISA Comes to the Big Apple

    Empire State Building

    LISA is coming to the Big Apple! New York is renowned for its energy and international outlook. As the U.S.'s primary gateway to the world it is a fitting home for the 2006 LISA GLobal Strategies Summit, which brings together leaders in international business, technology development, and global processes. LISA events are known worldwide for their breadth of perspective and their ability to bring together all the players involved in making international business a reality. Come join such organizations as IBM, HP, Computer Associates, the European Union, Comsys, and Dell for three days of in-depth discussion on how to successfully meet the requirements of diverse markets.

    Featured speakers include IBM’s April Singer, content-management visionary Anne Rockley, Dell’s Michael MacGregor, and HP’s Arnaud Daix.

    Success in a global business environment is based on two factors: knowledge about international business and the ability to go from knowledge to effective practice. If the first skill sets executives apart from the crowd of would-be international business leaders, the second is what gives them the ability to produce a profitable ROI as they open new markets and successfully support customers around the globe.

    Morning Afternoon Evening
    Monday
    Jun 26
    LISA Executive Roundtable Welcome Reception Speakers
    Dinner
    LISA Introduction Session
    Tuesday
    Jun 27
     Summit Day 1 - Language Processing &
    Services Exhibition
     
    Networking
    Reception
     Plenary   Case Studies & Workgroups 
    Wednesday
    Jun 28
     Summit Day 2 - Language Processing &
    Services Exhibition
     
     
     Plenary   Case Studies & Workgroups 
    Thursday
    Jun 29
    Professional Skills Workshops  
    Friday
    Jun 30
    Professional Skills Workshops  

    For over fifteen years LISA has succeeded in helping business leaders acquire the practical knowledge and skills it takes to implement their global vision and make it a reality. It has also introduced them to the business partners who play a key. More than at any point in the past, the increasing integration of the global economy has made it vital for even smaller businesses in industries such as automotive, medical services, law, and manufacturing to understand how to access global markets and to respond effectively to challenges from halfway around the world.

     

    CM Pros Benelux - Web 2.0. Fake, hype or revolution?
      June 30 Seminar, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    Thursday, June 29 (no World Cup Football Match that day!)
    Rabobank Hoofdkantoor Utrecht (the Netherlands), Croeselaan 18
    From 18:00 to 21:00

    For Content management professionals, web managers and other web & communications/marketing professionals.

    Registration (before June 26)
    - non-members pay USD 25,00 and register in the CM Pros shop.
    - members can send an email to danielle.kolmer at cwinet.nl.

    Usability Week 2006
      July 16 - 21 Usability Week takes you beyond the typical conference experience, offering a three-day usability camp, a three-day intensive session on interaction design, and several specialized, day-long tutorials that get both broad and deep on core usability topics. Come for as few or as many days as you want.

    Three-Day Intensive Camp:

    • Usability in Practice
      In this fun, intense, and challenging camp, you’ll get four-days’ worth of tutorial knowledge in a three-day session. Experts with over half a century of combined usability experience take you through fundamental principles and methods, help you create a sound usability plan, and teach you the skills you need to successfully execute that plan.

    Three-Day Immersion:

    Specialized Full-Day Tutorials:

    • Eyetracking Web Usability
      In this all-new seminar, learn what eyetracking data can tell you about how users look at your website. We’ll share results from our brand-new eyetracking studies of how people view websites, and analyze how users navigate, search, see advertising, and more.
    • Fundamental Guidelines for Web Usability
      Gain insight into essential user behaviors, explore pivotal guidelines, and discover how understanding information foraging, navigation and search options, and content usability can help you build a website that’s easier and more enjoyable to use.
    • Intranet Usability 1
      Learn the essential features of well-designed intranets, along with key usability guidelines and testing tips. You’ll also get a rare peek at corporate intranets and discuss how to deal with organizational issues that impact intranet design.
    • Intranet Usability 2
      Day two covers intranet branding and promotion, as well as detailed issues in intranet design, such as search, navigation, personalization, employee directories, HR information, and forms.
    • Designing B2B Websites
      Learn the intricacies of designing business-to-business websites that convert visitors into paying customers or hot leads for your off-line sales channel. We’ll detail results from our brand-new studies of B2B sites, and how to apply those findings to better support your customers’ purchase decisions throughout the entire buying process.
    • Presenting Company Information on Corporate Websites
      Learn how customers, journalists, financial analysts, and job seekers research companies online and what this implies for the design of your “about us” area, press and investor sections, and employment listings.
    • Email Newsletter Usability
      Studies of more than 100 email newsletters show how spam, subscription maintenance, content selection, subject lines, and other key issues impact an email newsletter’s success.
    • Wish Lists and Gift-Giving in E-Commerce
      Almost 10% of consumer spending goes towards gifts. Based on our usability studies of e-commerce sites’ wish lists and gift certificates, learn best practices for maintaining gift-related tools on your site.
    • Content Usability 1
      San Francisco and Sydney
      Create Web content that is useful, usable, and appealing. Rewriting text according to our guidelines can more than double a website’s usability and can increase the likelihood that key messages are communicated.
    • Content Usability 2
      San Francisco and Sydney
      Day two details the latest research relating to content usability. You’ll also discover how to: gauge content usability’s return on investment, create and enforce style guidelines, define content metrics, and evaluate content.

    Pay only for the days you need. The more days you attend, the deeper the discount. Early bird rates save even more, so sign up early!

    Choose your city for agendas, location, pricing, and registration information:

    • New York: March 26–31, 2006
    • London: May 21–26, 2006
    • San Francisco: June 19–24, 2006
    • Sydney: July 16–21, 2006

    Attendees with special needs should contact conference hotels directly to discuss accommodations (hotel information is available under each city’s “location info” link).

    You can also book any of the Usability Week tutorials for in-house presentation at your company or interest group. See our seminar and workshop offerings for further information.

    eLearning Masterclass
      July 20 - 21 Workshop Events submitted via web form.


    ELearning can be an effective and innovative way of delivering training content by electronic methods, providing an efficient and consistent means of conveying information across the organisation and enhancing employee comprehension of key issues. Additionally, with technological advances constantly taking place, eLearning can allow for a broad range of delivery methods to best suit organisational structure and culture.

    However, whilst many organisations have either implemented eLearning programmes, or at least examined what eLearning can offer in terms of advancements in learning and development, many fail to fully grasp its potential. Key to the success of eLearning as a training device is ensuring that the programme you deliver is user-friendly, able to adapt to the needs of your organisation, and that you establish a broader framework to integrate it into your learning and development strategy.

    This two-day interactive masterclass will provide you with an opportunity to engage with the course leaders and other attendees to really improve your understanding of how to get your eLearning initiative operating to its full advantage. You will leave this masterclass enthused and full of new ideas to implement in your workplace.

    Open Publish
      July 26 - 28 Open Publish is an annual conference for people who create, manage and publish information across traditional and electronic media.

    Open Publish 2006 will be the sixth annual conference for people who create, manage and publish information across traditional and electronic media.

    What was clear at Open Publish 2005 is that battles over publishing technology are largely resolved. With even the formidable Microsoft Office file formats now migrating to open standards, it is clear that proprietary technology is no longer acceptable to users. 2005 also saw the introduction of the “mash-ups” where developers started connecting together their own code with popular sites such as Google Maps and Yahoo’s Flickr. It is in this context that the 2006 Open Publish conference will shift focus from technology to practice. As standards level the technological playing field, the key success factor will be the capability and experience of the practitioners.

    Therefore, Open Publish 2006 will continue to focus on the key areas of interest such as single-source publishing and web content management, however this year will largely be from a perspective of methodologies, case studies, best practice, project management and human factors, rather than technology standards.

    We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is now open and we look forward to yet another year of increased participation from the local and international community.

    Register

    TaxoCoP Call - Social Tagging and Folksonomies
      July 26 Lecture, Webinar, CM Pros Seth Earley's Taxonomy Community of Practice Call Series [monthly]
    Date and time: Wednesday July 26th, 2006 at 2:00 PM EDT.
    Format: Teleconference
    Cost: $50 per attendee.
    Register for the session at www.earley.com
    (you will receive dial-in instructions and slides the day before the call)

    Description:

    Does "social tagging" and "folksonomy" obviate the need for a formal taxonomy?
    We don't think so, but they do have value in allowing emerging trends to be recognized, as a source of candidate terms and as a way to have specific communities self aggregate.
    We'll hear from several practitioners and case studies on social tagging and show you what is possible and what is practical.

    This session will present:

    Key issues and concepts in social tagging and folksonomies
    The benefits of social tagging in an enterprise setting
    Advanced uses of social tagging
    The Onomi social bookmarking project at Mitre
    About your presenters:

    Seth Earley is the founder of Earley & Associates Inc., a consulting firm specializing in knowledge, content and document management systems with a focus on taxonomy development and workflow design.

    Dr. Bill Ives is an independent consultant and writer who has worked with Fortune 100 companies in knowledge management, portals, and learning for over 20 years.

    Rashmi Sinha is the founding principal of Uzanto. At Uzanto, Rashmi focuses on Customer Research and Social Technologies such as Recommender Systems & Tagging.

    Jim Smallwood is Lead Information Systems Engineer at MITRE Corp in Bedford, MA. where he's responsible for managing corporate intranet content.

    Tri-XML 2006 Conference
      July 27 - 29 TriXML 2006 is a user-oriented XML conference. Content is presentatations given by peers and experts who can really show technical usage of XML. Presentations are designed with a focus on knowledge sharing. You will see real users, presenting on real world projects, demonstrating actual XML workflows. Expert speakers will be available at the conference to answer your XML-related questions.

    Tri-XML 2006 Conference

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    Conference Theme -- XML in the Flow

    Conference Dates -- July 27-29, 2006

    Conference Location -- North Carolina State University's McKimmon Center, Raleigh, NC, USA

    Conference Home -- Details -- Schedule

    Speakers/Presentations -- Location

    Go to Online Registration -- Submit a presentation proposal for 2006

    Become a Sponsor -- Sponsors/Exhibitors Only -- Speakers Only -- Return to Tri-XML Home

    Tri-XML 2006 Conference: Real Users, Real Workflows, Real XML

    This 4th annual conference is scheduled for July 27-29, 2006. With a theme of "XML in the Workflow", this conference includes a variety of presentations geared toward real-world use of XML. The conference schedule is included on this site.

    Interested in attending and learning from your peers?

    Conference registration includes the three conference days, exhibits, Saturday tutorials, Apple iPod shuffle preloaded with MP3s related to XML/structure, membership in the CM Pros organization, and more!

    • Premium Rate - Attend all three days including iPod Shuffle and CM Pros membership ($650 if register by June 1, 2006 -- $750 from June 2nd on through the conference dates)
    • Regular Rate -Attend all three days without iPod Shuffle and CM Pros membership ($450 if register by June 1, 2006 -- $550 from June 2nd on through the conference dates)
    • Attend all three days at the student+poster rate ($50 if register by June 1, 2006 -- $100 from June 2nd through the conference dates)
    • Platinum sponsor the 2006 conference for $4,500 (maximum 2 sponsorships)
    • Silver sponsor the 2006 conference for $2,500 (maximum 3 sponsorships)
    • Exhibit in a 2-day exhibit space ($800)
    Wikimania 2006
      August 4 - 6 Both a scientific conference and a community event, Wikimania brings together members of the various Wikimedia projects in order to socialize, exchange ideas, and report on research and project efforts. It provides an opportunity for Wikimedians and the general public alike to meet and share ideas about free and open source software, free knowledge initiatives, and wiki projects worldwide. More about Wikimania...


    Wikimania 2006, the second annual international Wikimedia conference, will be held August 4-6 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on the Harvard Law School campus.

    Please explore the conference program, register to attend, read more about the conference, or start a discussion about a related topic. See you in Cambridge this August!

    Latest news: Registration is now open. Volunteer opportunities are available.



    • Topical discussions and roundtables
    • Streaming audio and video
    • Transcripts and archives
    • Participating via IRC



    More information
    Extreme Markup
      August 7 - 11 Extreme is an open marketplace of theories about markup and all the things that they support or that support them: the difficult cases in publishing, linguistics, transformation, searching, indexing, storage and retrieval, the things you wish you could do in XML so much that you're thinking of creating your own markup system. At Extreme, markup enthusiasts gather each year to trade in ideas, not to convince management to buy new stuff. Extreme actively seeks controversy, not just the same old applications.

    Extreme Markup Languages® 2006

    August 7-11, 2006 Montreal, Canada

    Preliminary Program NOW AVAILABLE!

  • Tutorials
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Rumor has it that some folks are afraid they are not geek enough for Extreme. Hold on to your socks! If you find the topics above interesting we think you're geek enough for Extreme. And we think you may have something to offer.

    Click here for Call for Late-breaking News

    Deadlines:

    June 16, 2006
    Late-breaking News submissions
    June 28, 2006
    Final/Revised Papers due
    July 28, 2006
    Last day for Advanced Registration
    (additional $75 fee for on-site registration)
    July 1, 2006
    Hotel Reservation deadline
    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia 06
      August 14 - 16 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    KM, Content and Collaboration Australia 06
    14 - 16 August 2006 - Sydney
    For the last two years Ark Group, through KM Australia, has delivered the region’s knowledge management community with an annual knowledge sharing and networking event. Recently, our research has indicated to us trends throughout public and private sectors and across industries that highlight a movement towards convergence within the fields of KM, CM, and IM as strategic disciplines. The vital role that collaboration will play as this trend grows has prompted us to expand the event and incorporate content and collaboration into the overall programme. KM, Content and Collaboration Australia (KCC Australia) will offer you a thorough evaluation of the latent trends, thinking and technology around knowledge and content management and collaborative working.

    KCC Australia is where KM and CM tools and techniques converge offering you a holistic approach to managing your organisation’s unstructured information and collective expertise.

    Rest assured, KCC Australia will continue to offer you an insight into tacit and explicit KM techniques from today’s market leaders and gurus. It will still recognise the critical importance of process-based KM strategies and implementation. However, it will also offer you valuable insights into the latest CM, search and collaboration technologies and a thorough understanding of the principles behind capturing, sharing, exploiting and communicating your information assets.

    Consequently KCC Australia features two streams. The knowledge and collaboration stream will provide an honest appraisal of cultural issues and change management techniques, and the content stream will offer an unbiased evaluation of CM trends and technologies. These two streams enable you to create a learning experience that is tailored to your specific needs and to meet like-minded professionals facing challenges similar to yours.

    Taxonomy Governance Conference Call
      August 30 Seminar Seth Earley's Taxonomy Community of Practice Call Series [monthly]
    Your company has recognized the value of classification. Now, what is involved in keeping a taxonomy project afloat and relevant? Who does what? When should it be done? Who makes decisions?

    Join us as we cover important issues in governance roles, policies, structures, and strategies.

    Topics will include:

    Governance models and bodies
    Decision-making processes
    Change control
    Maintenance schedules
    Handling escalation

    Presenters include:

    Seth Earley, Earley & Associates
    Marcia Morante, Kcurve
    Annie Wang, Aon Corporation
    More information here.

    Flashforward Austin Conference and Film Festival
      September 11 - 14 The Flashforward Conference and Film Festival bring together the best minds in the Flash design and development community, with an optional intensive workshop day, a three-day conference, and the largest International Flash-related film festival on the planet. With the focus on Flash as a platform, Flashforward offers diverse knowledge and inspiration for everyone in the Flash community, whatever role Flash plays in their life and work. Flashforward is dedicated to providing education, inspiration, information, and community resources via our conference, website, blog, and podcasts.

    Join Us for the 16th
    Flashforward Conference & Film Festival

    Why Austin?
    Testimonials
    Confirmed Speakers
    Schedule
    Pricing and Registration
    Hilton Austin
    Enhancing the Potential of Your Taxonomy
      September 11 - 14 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Taxonomies are a critical tool that can enable you to improve business processes and increase efficiency. Taxonomies can assist you in organising information, managing systems and meeting the specific needs of user groups. A taxonomy that is well designed, implemented and managed, has the potential to transform your organisation so that it consistently achieves efficiency, productivity and long-term viability.

    However, many organisations are now realising that there are certain critical areas that are commonly lacking within their taxonomies. In order to understand how your taxonomy can improve business functions, it is essential that you first establish the purpose of your taxonomy. Without adequately aligning your taxonomy with business strategy, developing user capabilities, and continually undertaking maintenance processes, you will find it increasingly difficult to achieve your taxonomy’s potential.

    This conference will focus on how to enhance the potential of your taxonomy
    by addressing and evaluating the following key areas:
    • Establishing the groundwork for taxonomy implementation
    • Working with your organisation’s business strategy to ensure your taxonomy’s viability
    • Understanding your taxonomy’s terminology and gaining confidence in utilising its functions
    • Developing and enhancing the capabilities of user groups
    • Ensuring your taxonomy will remain effective and functional in the future

    For more information call 1 300 550 662 or email aga@arkgroupasia.com

    Best Practices Conference 2006
      September 18 - 20

    Collaborating in a Flat World

    In 2006, join CIDM members and colleagues at the 8th annual Best Practices conference. Learn from experienced managers who are adept at solving difficult problems and moving their teams ahead. Using our experiences as a guide, we'll discuss in presentations and open forum the strengths we need to

    • increase collaboration within our organizations as well as globally
    • move up the value chain as lower-end work is being outsourced
    • align our organizations with the broader goals of our corporations, increase productivity, and reduce costs
    • keep our departments intact and viable
    • maintain quality in our information products
    • implement content management initiatives
    • pursue customer-driven innovations
    • create content that can be effectively localized

    This year’s Best Practices conference focuses on collaboration and globalization within our organizations. The theme book for the conference is The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman. With his book, Friedman considers what the world flattening means to Americans and the rest of the world. How will life change for all of us? Who will be the winners and losers? How can we ethically manage the inevitable disruption? How can information developers move up the value chain as more tasks are outsourced to a global community?

    Register

    WebSearch University
      September 18 - 19 WebSearch University enables Internet researchers to hone their skills and refresh their search competencies. The world of Web search changes so quickly and so drastically that keeping up is vitally important to information professionals determined to provide the best and most relevant information to their clients, organizations, and colleagues. Learn the new twists and turns, new search tools, new resources, new techniques, and new approaches to research on the Web. Revisit the way you use the Internet for research. Rethink your approach to search. WebSearch University's two-day intensive environment concentrates on how information professionals can most effectively and efficiently apply Internet resources to their individual work situations.

    What's New for 2006?

    WebSearch University
    is entering its 7th year. In that brief period of time, search has become commonplace. Everyone, it seems, is knowledgeable about doing searches on the Internet. But information professionals know there's more to search than meets the eye. To keep abreast of developments in the Web search world is a struggle; to keep ahead of the curve, information professionals need WebSearch University.

    The curriculum for WebSearch University is refreshed every year, reflecting the rapid changes in search engines, search technology, and available resources. The speed of change in Web search challenges even the best searchers to go back to school at WebSearch University. In 2006, you'll learn about developments at known search engine companies, be introduced to new search engine companies, and gain knowledge on search strategies. Mobile search, RSS, multimedia search, blogging, open access, visualization, mashups, hidden Web resources, social software, and competitive intelligence are on the agenda for this year.

    Register

    IEEE International Conference on Web Services
      September 18 - 22 ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web Services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web Services. Web Services are Internet-based application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. Some of the topics include Web Services specifications and enhancements, Web Services discovery and integration, Web Services security, Web Services standards and formalizations, Web Services Modeling, Web Services-oriented Software Engineering, Web Services-oriented software testing, Web Services-based applications and solutions, Web Services realizations, and semantic Web Services.

    The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2006) will be part of the IEEE Computer Society Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP) to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of IEEE Computer Society!

    ICWS has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Web Services, identify emerging research topics, and define the future of Web Services. ICWS 2006 is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Services Computing and will be co-located with the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2006), the 30th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2006), as well as the 2006 IEEE Workshops on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP 2006).

    Web Services are Internet-based application components published using standard interface description languages and universally available via uniform communication protocols. As the fourth international conference focusing on Web Services research, the program of ICWS 2006 will continue to feature research papers with a wide range of topics, focusing on various aspects of IT services. Some of the topics include Web Services specifications and enhancements, Web Services discovery and integration, Web Services security, Web Services standards and formalizations, Web Services Modeling, Web Services-oriented Software Engineering, Web Services-oriented software testing, Web Services-based applications and solutions, Web Services realizations, and semantic Web Services.

    As the most prestigious academic conference in the field of Web Services, the First International Conference on Web Services ( ICWS 2003 ) was held at the Monte Carlo Resort in Las Vegas , Nevada , June 23 - 26, 2003, attracting hundreds of participants from 25 countries. ICWS 2004 was held at Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego , California , July 6-9, 2004. ICWS 2004 attracted about 250 registered participants from 22 countries and regions. The joint ICWS 2005 and SCC 2005 has attracted more than 300 registered participants. ICWS 2003, ICWS 2004, and ICWS 2005 have proven to be excellent catalysts for research and collaboration, and we fully expect that this coming ICWS 2006 conference will continue this trend.

    The long-term goal of ICWS is to build up a reputable and respectable conference for the international community. It is very clear that the ICWS belongs to everyone.

    Since Web Services is an information technology (IT), ICWS 2006 will continue to put its focus on all aspects of Web Services from Computer Science perspective; while SCC 2006 will concentrate on Business Services and the bridging technologies such as Business Strategy and Design, Business Process Integration and Management, and Grid and Utility Computing.

    Registration

    Metatorial Workshop
      September 18 - 19 Workshop, CM Pros, IAI Leading the workshop is information management professor and long-time consultant Bob Boiko. Bob (literally) wrote the book on content management, The Content Management Bible (2004, Wiley & Sons) is in its second edition and has become the gold standard for content management professionals. Bob's dynamic presentation style keeps him consistently on the list of most-requested speakers at IT and business conferences. His methodology has been applied to organizations of all sizes, from small non-profit organizations to major corporations in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Taming the Content Beast: Content Strategy and Modeling for IT Professionals

    An exclusive 2-day workshop presented by industry-leading consultant and author, Bob Boiko


    September 18th & 19th

    Willard InterContinental Washington
    1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington DC 20004 USA

    $1950 (US Dollars)

    Photo courtesy of https://www.washington.intercontinental.com/washa/photo_08.html

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    Is This Workshop for You?

    Forrester found that more than one-third of IT decision-makers are dissatisfied with their current CM implementations ... more...

    Chances are, like many other IT professionals, you're falling under the shadow of a growing menace—content that you are supposed to have control over that is, in fact, controlling you! If just thinking about content projects creates visions of out-of-touch executives demanding that you to deliver useful Web sites from a tangled morass of content on disparate file servers and systems, this workshop is for you.

    Wouldn’t it feel great to be able to get your organization to not only understand the issues you face, but to actually support you and fund your solutions as you regain control of your content? This workshop has helped people all around the world do exactly this.

    Next time be the hero on content projects, not the scapegoat!

    Participants Receive a Host of Extras

    • A complete workshop backgrounder and workbook where you can chart your own CM strategy and content model
    • A copy of the acclaimed Content Management Bible
    • A sneak-peek version of Bob's new book "Laughing at the CIO"
    • Access to exclusive eBooks on strategy and project leadership
    • Bob's much-loved CMS Possibilities Poster

    What You'll Learn

    "The content was very useful in the workplace... there were deliverables that I had never considered. It was great! I've referred to the slides repeatedly for other projects." --Past Student.

    Bob takes you step-by-step through a proven system to solve the hardest CM issues. Throughout your two day intensive sessions you will build your own content strategy and model using proven best practices and Bob's own industry driving methodologies.

    Day 1: Learn the "Business Smarts" required for a successful content management strategy:

    • Set goals that benefit your company's bottom line
    • Build a realistic business case to meet the goals
    • Get support from above and from the business units
    • Get the funding you need
    • Avoid departmental wars
    • Accurately gauge the size and scope of your problem
    • Use competitors' web sites as a tool to help solve your most pressing problems

    Day 2: learn the "Nuts and Bolts" of content modeling, the key to linking business goals with technology:

    • Balance the sources and consumers of content
    • Balance the Web against other delivery channels for your content
    • Create a content domain to limit scope creep
    • Devise a set of content types for content organization content creation, storage, and delivery
    • Define taxonomies and other access structures to organize and target your content
    • Design for future growth and inevitable change
    • Determine how to reuse content and display it on Web pages and beyond
    • Use XML and database technologies to store and publish content

    About the Presenter

    "A terrific combination of real-world techniques, higher strategic thinking and vision." --Past Student.

    Leading the workshop is information management professor and long-time consultant Bob Boiko. Bob (literally) wrote the book on content management, The Content Management Bible (2004, Wiley & Sons) is in its second edition and has become the gold standard for content management professionals. Bob's dynamic presentation style keeps him consistently on the list of most-requested speakers at IT and business conferences. His methodology has been applied to organizations of all sizes, from small non-profit organizations to major corporations in North America, Europe and Asia.

    Don't even THINK about choosing content management software until you learn the techniques in "Taming the Content Beast."

    Preregister With No Obligations

    Enter just your name and email for a no-obligation preregistration. In return, we'll email you a free "Metatorial CMS Planner".

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    The first 10 people to pre-register will receive a free one-hour consulting session prior to the workshop!

    Content Management Jumpstart Series
      September 25 - October 16 Events submitted via web form.


    The free content management jumpstart will tackle some of the issues and challenges surrounding content management.  During these calls, you will hear from search experts at leading Fortune 500 companies and be exposed to tools from select vendors.

    Learn about:

        * Making the business case for content management
        * Content management frameworks & governance
        * CMS selection & deployment
        * Integrating with taxonomies, tagging systems, etc

    Presenters will include:

        Mike Crandall, University of Washington

        Bob Boiko, Metatorial Services, Inc.

        Samantha Starmer, Microsoft

        JoAnn Hackos, Comtech

        Ann Rockley, Rockley Group

        Meredith Lavine, MathWorks

        Steve Bond, AOL

        Steve Flinn, Manyworlds.com

        Theresa Regli, CMS Watch

        Seth Earley, Earley & Associates

    Ask the Experts about Open Source
      September 26 CM Pros Optaros Events
    The latest trends in Internet technologies and the rise of the knowledge worker have put pressure on the enterprise to be more responsive and deliver more usable technologies for collaboration and improved efficiency. To meet these challenges and capitalize on new opportunities for growth, content management technologies must be agile and innovative. Flexible and typically lower in cost, open source content management technologies have the potential to quickly deliver targeted solutions that answer immediate needs and can evolve to the changing demands of the enterprise. At the same time, many new questions need to be answered when considering open source content management solutions.

    Join leaders in the open source content management space from Optaros, Alfresco, and ZEA Partners as they offer multiple perspectives to address such questions in a panel discussion. Audience participation is encouraged by submitting questions for discussion prior to and during the event.

    Panelists include:
    Seth Gottlieb, Content Management Practice Lead, Optaros
    Matt Asay, Vice President of Business Development, Alfresco
    John Eckman, Next Generation Internet Practice Lead, Optaros
    Paul Everitt, ZEA Partners

    Register

    September TaxoCoP call - Taxonomies for Customer Support
      September 27 Seth Earley's Taxonomy Community of Practice Call Series [monthly]
    Building applications and systems to support customer processes - either self service or call center support - requires an understanding of your customer's 'intent' as well as their mental model. Terminology has to be intuitive and self evident in the case of self service, or needs to lead the service rep down the correct path in the case of call center support.

    In this session, you'll hear about a large health insurance company who will discuss how they approached developing a taxonomy and metadata standard to support a 17,000 person call center. You'll also hear a case study about a large UK based telecom service company and how they structured content and tagging to support web self service and an interactive voice response (IVR) deployment.

    Presenters:
    Seth Earley, Earley & Associates
    Glenn Baird, Aetna Insurance
    Greg Reid, InFuture LLC

    Register today!

    LavaCon 2006
      October 1 - 4 Welcome to LavaCon:
    The International Conference on Technical Communication and Project Management.

    LavaCon offers innovative techniques and proven best practices for managing your projects, your team, your company, your career.

    The fourth annual LavaCon will be held October 1-4, 2006 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.


    Conference Details

    LavaCon 2006 will be held at the Hilton Kauai Beach Hotel. Special conference room rates start at just $179/night.

    Discount airfare is now available on Hawaiian and partner airlines for LavaCon attendees.

    Registration for LavaCon 2006 is now open.

    SLA NorthWest Regional Conference: Content Management
      October 6 - 7 The Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1909 in the state of New York and is now the international association representing the interests of thousands of information professionals in over eighty countries worldwide. A historical information section outlines the history of the association and summarizes information about past presidents, conferences and other association information.

    Special librarians are information resource experts who collect, analyze, evaluate, package, and disseminate information to facilitate accurate decision-making in corporate, academic, and government settings.


    SLA NorthWest Regional Conference
    Content Management - Converging Information, People and Technology

    Knowledge management, knowledge sharing, metadata, thesauri, communities of practice, water cooler gossip -- all describe the time honored practice of sharing information.

    On October 6 & 7, 2006 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, the SLA NorthWest Regional Conference, organized by Western Canada (WCC), Oregon (ORSLA) and Pacific North West (PNW) Special Libraries Association chapters, will host Content Management - Converging Information, People and Technology, a gathering for information professionals to discuss the life cycle of information and how it can be facilitated, improved and advanced through people and technology. The conference will be devoted to three tracks of the information cycle: process, technical and implementation

    Librarians have long practiced creating, organizing, distributing, reusing and archiving information, but only recently have our information professional attributes widely applied to the universal needs of businesses and organizations to improve knowledge sharing.

    Plan on participating in this conference to discover what other colleagues are doing and share your ideas and thoughts on advancing information professionals work in content management.

    Register

    How to Fix a Broken Intranet
      October 11 CM Pros Optaros Events
    Organizations build an intranet to facilitate communication, encourage collaboration, and streamline processes. Unfortunately, too many of these internal sites have failed to achieve their business objectives and now require fixing.

    Social software - notably blogs, wikis and social bookmarking - offer powerful solutions for fixing a broken intranet. And open source content management solutions provide an ideal platform for supporting these applications, because they enable organizations to afford experimentation and reduce the innovation cycle.

    A 90 minute information packed session is offered free at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Toronto, Julian Mills, of Prescient Digital Media, and Seth Gottlieb, of Optaros

    ECMplaza 2006
      October 12 Conference, Seminar, Workshop, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    Join ECMplaza 2006 for:

    Keynote Presentations
    The latest insights from the world's recognised experts;

    Practitioner Case Studies
    Illustrating what's behind the most succesful ECM programmes;

    One-to-One Meetings
    Discussing and evaluating how effectively the latest solutions can meet your specific challenges;

    Masterclasses
    Intensive learning experiences with ECM guru's.

    https://www.ecmplaza.com

    Search Jumpstart Series
      October 13 - November 3 Events submitted via web form.


    This free search solutions jumpstart will tackle some of the issues and challenges surrounding content management.  During these calls, you will hear from search experts at leading Fortune 500 companies and be exposed to tools from select vendors.

    Learn about:

        * Making the business case for search
        * Evaluating search tools
        * Implementing enterprise search
        * Integrating with taxonomies, tagging systems, etc.

    Plone Conference 2006
      October 25 - 27 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Plone Conference 2006 will feature an exciting agenda of tutorials, talks and workshops designed for all skill and experience levels. We are working hard to put together an exciting agenda for Plone Conference 2006.  We're planning a mix of tutorials, talks, workshops, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and lightning talks that are suitable for folks of all Plone experience-levels from new-to-Plone to integrator to core developer.

    Agenda Status
    We've announced all of the selected sessions for Plone Conference 2006!  

    We may have a few additional suprises to announce over the coming weeks, but this list of sessions is about 90% complete.

    In addition to the sessions, the final schedule will contain time slots for "Lightning Talks" (short, scheduled-just-in-advance talks that show off a product or case study) and "Birds of a Feather" sessions for folks who want to meet other folks interested in a common topic.

    We'll be publishing the final schedule of talks in late September

    KMWorld & Intranets Conference 2006
      October 31 - November 3 KMWorld & Intranets

    The National Conference and Exposition on Knowledge Management, Content Management, Intranets, and Portals KMWorld & Intranets 2006

    October 31 - November 2, 2006
    San Jose McEnery Convention Center
    San Jose , CA
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    KMWorld & Intranets 2006 Applying Strategies & Tools for Innovation
    Featuring:
    Content Management 2006
    Co-located with:
    Taxonomy Boot Camp

    The 10th annual KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition will be held on October 31 – November 2, 2006 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, in San Jose, California.

    The KMWorld & Intranets Conference and Exhibition offers a wide-ranging program especially focused to meet the needs of executives and strategic business and technology decision makers. This is a must-attend for those concerned with improving their organization’s bottom line, business processes and productivity, as well as streamlining operations and accelerating development and innovation in their evolving enterprises.

    This year's theme, Applying Strategies & Tools for Innovation, emphasizes that Knowledge Management is neither theory nor dream, but at work today, totally integrated into daily business and work processes, and having a major impact on organizational innovation. A reality check for the business manager, this year’s KMWorld Conference and Exhibition looks directly at improving business processes, solving urgent business problems, and expanding creativity and innovation. As always, the conference program covers the strategies, practices, processes, tools and solutions for enterprises. This year, the emphasis is heavily in favor of practical, hands-on advice and real-world experience. This is a conference that stresses solutions that businesspeople can use immediately in their organizations.

    KMWorld 2006 aligns perfectly with programs featured in Intranets 2006, a complementary event focused on the key infrastructure supporting knowledge sharing with organizations.KMWorld & Intranets 2006 is supported by leading companies demonstrating their products and services in the Exhibition Hall.

    ASIS&T 2006
      November 3 - 8 The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information.


    ASIS&T 2006 - Call for Papers


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    Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All"
    November 3-8, 2006
    Hilton Austin, Austin, Texas

    Information technology has enabled an expanding digital world, inextricably linked to our physical existence but revolutionary in terms of human creativity and thought. New technologies for mobile communication, massively distributed collaboration, and real-time information sharing are radically impacting human expressions, interactions and records. There is likely to be a continuing demand for powerful information organization, aggregation, and dissemination tools to harness these new information realities.

    However, the key to understanding these trends must be found at human and social levels. To reflect on and address the challenges ahead, some of the critical questions we are interested in are:

    • What are the implications of these digital trends?
    • What opportunities are arising?
    • Are there dangers that we need to prepare for?
    • How will the future information world be shaped and who will shape it?
    cmf2006
      November 7 - 9 Conference, Workshop, CM Pros Events submitted via web form.


    This conference brings together practitioners from across Europe, such as executives, web managers, corporate webmasters, web editors, project managers and IT professionals. Joining us is also leading experts, gurus, and vendors from around the globe.

    Adobe FrameMaker 2006 Chautauqua
      November 9 - 10 Conference Events submitted via web form.


    Co-sponsored by Adobe Systems and Quadralay, and brought to you by Bright Path Solutions, this three-day global gathering of FrameMaker users is a must-attend event. Presentations specifically related to DITA include:  Leveraging DITA in a Multilingual Environment, The impact of Darwin Information Typing Architecture on Technical Communication, Adobe FrameMaker and DITA, and FrameDITA-lite. Additional presentations include: Pay No Attention to the (Wo)Man Behind the Curtain: Moving Your Team Towards Single-Sourcing, Developing Documentation with Structured FrameMaker and XML on a Small Budget, and Complexity to Simplicity with Controlled English and FrameMaker.

    A special remote keynote will be delivered by Bob Doyle -- the inventor of the first handheld video game, the first desktop publishing application and much more. Additional notable keynotes/presenters include: Don Day (IBM), Eliot Kimber (Innodata-Isogen), Michael Hu (Adobe Systems), Bernard Aschwanden (Publishing Smarter) and Bret Freeman (CM Pros).

    CMS Best Practice Seminar
      November 21 BNP CMS and Portal Best Practice Seminar 2006

    The independent Danish consulting company BNP since 2000 annually conducts comprehensive benchmark analysis of the leading content management systems (CMS) and portal products in the European market.  
    The BNP CMS and Portal Best Practice Seminar 2006 will take place on Tuesday the 21st November 2006 from 9 am to 5 pm at
    Moltkes Palae, Dronningens Tvaergade 2, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    At the seminar BNP will present the conclusions from the new 2006/2007 Benchmark Analysis and reveal the Award winning companies. BNP has also selected nine of the Leader Award winners to briefly present the part of their setup that entitled them to win within the category they have won. This way the participants at seminar will get a good insight to best practice in the CMS and portal world of 2006.

    As a new feature this year BNP has identified vendors displaying exceptional functionality within 15 important categories. BNP will officially name a Leader and a Challenger in each category.

    The BNP CMS and Portal Benchmark Analysis is unique in a European context and among the most detailed analyses of this specific market.

    BNP Consulting has selected 38 leading Danish and international CMS and portal vendors to participate in the analysis. In the period of April – July 2006 the vendors have provided a large amount of information about their services and products.

    More than 14.000 pages of answers to the questions in the RFI including documentation have now been analysed by BNP. As in previous years BNP has written a summary containing the main conclusions and trends within the Danish/Nordic and European CMS and portal market. The summary can be downloaded on the website of BNP: https://www.bnp.dk/123.0.html  

    CM Pros European Summit
      November 21 The Future of Content Management
    What''s the influence of Web 2.0 on content management? How do "faceted browsing", social media, wiki''s and weblogs fit into a content management strategy? Is Microsoft going to control the content management market with SharePoint & Content Management Server 2007? Will the innovations be instigated by ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle. And what''s IBM''s role? Will the growth of content management vendors continue?

    Listen to the vision of five well-known content management vendors active in The Netherlands. Ask them questions and debate the future of content management together with content management professionals.

    Get updated on the future of content management in one evening.

    Location: Leiden University
    Date: Thursday November 23rd
    Time : 18:00 - 21:00
    Admittance: 100 euro (free admittance for CM Pros and Cascadis members, and students)
    Vendors: GX, Hippo, Mediasurface, Q42, Tridion

    The evening will be followed by dinner and drinks (dutch treat!).
    Sign up through Adriaan Bloem, am.bloem@ics.leidenuniv.nl.

    CM Professionals Fall 2006 Summit
      November 27 Conference, Workshop, CM Pros Content Management Professionals (CM Pros) Fall 2006 Summit, "Content Management and the World Enterprise", brings together content management practitioners from around the globe and from various disciplines. Practitioners with experience solving real-world globalization content management problems will deliver presentations, lead panel discussions, facilitate roundtables, and offer hands-on workshops designes to teach attendees new skills they can put to use when they return to work. In addition, attendees will gain new contacts within the Content Management Professionals international community of practice.

    The day-long Summit, the sixth of its kind in three years, takes place 27 November 2006, and is co-located with the 3rd annual Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Boston (www.gilbaneboston.com). Hotel discounts are available for a limited time.

    Early registration discounts are available until 30 September 2006.

    Non-members receive a one-year CM Pros membership with registration. Existing members receive a one-year CM Pros membership extension with registration.

    Register today

    The Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies Boston
      November 28 - 30 CM Pros The Gilbane Conferences on Content Management cover content management technologies and enterprise solutions and provide educational information for IT managers, system architects, and technically oriented business and project managers. Conferences focus on both content technology and successful case studies. All events include tracks on content technology that is strategic to all industries and IT infrastructures, as well as sessions that provide an in-depth look at application specific solutions.


    The Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies Boston

    Pre-conference Tutorials: November 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Main Conference: November 28, 8:30am - November 30, 5:00pm

    Technology Demonstrations:
    November 28, 10:00am - 7:00pm & November 29, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

    Mark your Calendar!

    More information on the program coming soon. In the meantime, join us inat Gilbane San Francisco or Gilbane Washington. You can also see our Boston exhibitors to-date.

    If you would like to submit a speaking proposal, see the instructions. The deadline is May 15, 2006.

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    DITA 2007 West
      February 5 - March 8 DITA Conference DITA Conference

    DITA is co-sponsored by Bright Path Solutions and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards.

    The location is Raleigh, North Carolina USA.


    DITA 2007 West, scheduled for February 5-7, 2007 in San Jose, CA, brings together experts from around the globe for a three-day conference designed to help attendees leverage the power of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA).

    Presenters will demystify DITA, explore its usefulness, expose its limitations, describe its components, reveal its flexibility, and showcase successful DITA implementations. Hands-on workshops and real-world case studies will demonstrate the strength and usefulness of DITA to technical communicators, while exhibitors will showcase their software authoring tools, content management systems, and consulting services designed to extend DITA functionality.

    Register

    Documation
      March 7 - 8 Reed Expositions France - Documation
    ORGANISER, GERER ET PUBLIER VOTRE INFORMATION : LES ENJEUX DE DOCUMATION

    La maîtrise de le gestion de documents et de leur contenu est devenu en quelques années un facteur clé de rentabilité des entreprises.

    Aujourd'hui, il est donc indispensable d'organiser les flux d'information, de les gérer, d'en faciliter l'accès et de les publier efficacement.
     
    Documation est une occasion unique de rencontrer tous les acteurs du marché et de participer à des conférences gratuites à forte valeur ajoutée!

    Pour vous tenir informer des nouvelles applications disponibles sur le marché, des méthodes efficaces à adopter ou tout simplement pour bénéficier de l’expertise des acteurs clés du marché : venez à Documation 2007!

    En 2006, 88.50% de nos visiteurs était satisfait de sa visite.
     
    Proving Ground for Information Architecture and Taxonomy
      March 7 Workshop Events submitted via web form.



    Team-based, Project-Driven, Education Combined with Hands-On Consulting

    This results-oriented workshop is an intensive consultative education session in which you will receive top-notch interaction with senior Delphi Information Architecture and Taxonomy faculty. Additionally, the group workshop setting offers you the added benefit of hearing about the strategy and design ideas of other teams, which are likely to challenge and encourage your team to strive for next-level results as you work toward your team goals.

    Make no mistake about it, this workshop is a must if you are serious about developing a sustainable Information Architecture.

    IA Summit 2007
      March 24 - 27 Conference, IAI The Information Architecture (IA) Summit is the premier gathering place for information architects. Everyone who touches on IA is welcome to share and learn.
    The 2007 conference is the 8th IA Summit and will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at Flamingo Las Vegas.

    Important Dates

    • All session proposals & papers: October 31 2006 (closed)
    • Notification of acceptance: End December 2006
    • Programme announcement: Mid January
    • Conference registration opens: Mid January
    • Pre-conference workshop materials due (for printing): early March 2007
    • Regular presentation materials due: early March 2007
    • IA Summit pre-conference workshops: 22-23 March 2007
    • IA Summit conference: 24-26 March 2007

    Theme & topics

    This year's theme is 'Enriching IA', examining three things:

    • Rich information: Sharing experiences dealing with rich and complex information
    • Rich interaction: The internet is rapidly moving towards a more interactive environment. How does this affect what we do?
    • Rich relationships: There are two aspects to this - social computing radically affects how we work with information; and the IA Summit is a great place to catch up with friends and make new ones
    Content Management Strategies/DITA North America
      March 25 - 28 Conference, DITA Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference 2007
    CMS/DITA NA Conference 2007

    Presented by CIDM


    Register by February 14th and save $200!
    Click Here for More Information

    For 2007, find two unique conferences side-by-side to meet the needs of organizations looking for cost effective ways to create and manage content and increase the value of information for customers.

    Content Management Strategies, in its 9th season, remains the premier conference if you are managing technical and business-oriented content throughout the enterprise. CMS 2007 meets your immediate needs, if you are

    • Planning to roll out an enterprise-wide content management system
    • Reusing content to decrease the costs of Global Product Deployment
    • Outputting to multiple media from a Single Source of content
    • Managing modular, topic-based content for assembly into multiple deliverables
    • Wondering how you are ever going to find enough time to do everything that needs to be done to restructure and invigorate all your legacy content

    DITA North America, in its 3rd season, brings you the leading corporate adopters, industry experts, and key vendors on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. DITA has clearly reached a Tipping Point to become the foremost international standard for technical and business content.

    Learn from the best in the field who know how to get started with a DITA implementation and reap a significant Return on Investment. Learn how quickly DITA is spreading far beyond technical manuals to technical and business content in the enterprise.

    At CMS and DITA NA, you’ll find a returning community of information developers and publishers who value building and managing core content as much as its presentation and delivery.

    For more information and to register visit the conference web site at https://www.cm-strategies.com.


    Post Conference Workshops
    • From Design to Deployment with DITA: Using the DITA Open Toolkit to Produce User Assistance—IBM
    • CMS Solutions: Six Important How To's—Hewlett-Packard Company
    • Information Modeling—Comtech Services, Inc.

    Hotel Information
      The Fairmont Copley Plaza
      138 St. James Avenue
      Boston, MA 02116
      Tel: 617-267-5300
      Fax: 617-267-7668
      Web site: https://www.fairmont.com/copleyplaza
      Please ask for the Content Managment Strategies 2007 room rate.

    Comtech Services, Inc.
    710 Kipling Street, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80215 USA, +1-303-232-7586
    © 2006 by Comtech Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

     
    Gilbane Conference on Content Management
      April 10 - 13 The Gilbane Conferences on Content Management cover content management technologies and enterprise solutions and provide educational information for IT managers, system architects, and technically oriented business and project managers. Conferences focus on both content technology and successful case studies. All events include tracks on content technology that is strategic to all industries and IT infrastructures, as well as sessions that provide an in-depth look at application specific solutions.


    Gilbane San Francisco and the LISA Forum

    Are you a Content Manager? An IT Strategist or Project Manager?

    A Business Manager or Marketing Manager that needs to improve or streamline information creation, management and delivery?

    If so, our popular conference series returns to San Francisco with a greatly expanded collection of educational programs, including tracks focused on web and other enterprise content management applications such as enterprise digital rights management, enterprise search and information access technologies, publishing technology, wikis, blogs and collaboration tools, and information on globalization and translation technology. Learn how to apply the right technologies to your business application from experienced content management practitioners, consultants, and technologists. This is the premier content management event for business and technology decision makers who are looking for strategic, technical and market opportunities in the expanding field of content management.

    The Gilbane Conference San Francisco
    Palace Hotel San Francisco, April 10 - 12, 2007
    Exhibit Hours

    Wednesday - April 11 - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Thursday - April 12 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Highlights of the 2007 Gilbane San Francisco Conference include:

    • The industry's favorite Conference on Content Management Technologies covering web and enterprise content management applications with more of the high-quality educational content we are known for than ever before.
    • New! - Two-day LISA Forum USA
    • New! - Expanded Track on Enterprise Search & Information Access.
    • New! - Expanded Track on Publishing Strategies & Technologies.
    • New! - Expanded Track on Enterprise Wikis & Collaboration.
    • Understand how to leverage content management within your organization
    • Vetted Case Studies from the Content Technology Works Initiative.
    • In-depth tutorials taught by the experts who even other experts depend on.
    • Technology Showcase - 60 plus content technology suppliers will show you their latest products, services and features. Our exhibitors include the large well-known players, as well as lots of newer companies with great technology that you won't find at other industry events.
    CM Pros Spring Summit
      April 13 - 14 CM Pros Summit is the main face-to-face meeting of CM Professionals, the Content Management Community of Practice. See www.cmprofessionals.org


    "Managing Content Management Projects" is the theme of the seventh CM Pros Summit.

    It will be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, April 13, 2007, in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies.

    AIIM 2007
      April 17 - 19 Conference, AIIM AIIM is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies and solutions that provide intelligence behind information.


    AIIM Expo


    April 16-19, 2007
    Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA

    The Information Management Event

    Welcome to AIIM 2007

    conference expo event

    Attend the AIIM Conference for Expert Insight and Advice from the World's Leading Information Management Practitioners

    • From Basic Content Services to Enterprise Deployment: Capture, Manage, Share, Store, and Retrieve
    • Define & Manage Your Information Life Cycle
    • Assess & Select the Right Technologies
    • Justify Your Content Management Investment

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    Meet Face-to-Face with Hundreds of the World's Top ECM Solution Providers

    • Content Management
    • Data Capture & Storage
    • Records Management & Compliance
    • Document Management
    • Search & Information Access
    • Business Process Management
    • Content Integration



    learn more

    Exhibitor Resource Center

    Come Join Thousands of Industry Suppliers and Information Technology Professionals at AIIM Conference & Expo:



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    X-Pubs
      June 4 - 5 The X-Pubs Conference showcases real XML end-users and global thought-leaders who have rolled out XML solutions big and small, presenting on their experiences.

    X-Pubs 2007 is for Managers and Team Leaders who want to how other companies have...

    • Reduced publishing times and costs
    • Managed translation and reduced its costs
    • Increased accuracy delivered more effectively
    • Avoided implementation pitfalls
    • Simplified publishing to multiple-channels
    • Realised the benefits of:

      • Content Management
      • XML / DITA / S1000D
      • Structured Authoring and Single Sourcing

    This Year’s theme is: “How did they do it?”

    X-Pubs has pushed hard to make sure all presentations are pragmatic and example-based to provide real answers to the question “How did we do it?”

    How did they:

    • Run a successful XML implementation?
    • Manage culture shock and change?
    • Avoid risks to their return on investment?

    Register

    DITA 2007 East
      October 4 - 6 Conference, DITA DITA Conference DITA Conference

    DITA is co-sponsored by Bright Path Solutions and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards.

    The location is Raleigh, North Carolina USA.


    DITA 2007™-East

    October 4-6, 2007

    McKimmon Conference Center

    Raleigh, North Carolina USA

    DITA 2007™-East, the third BrightPath North American conference of DITA users, brings together experts from around the globe for a conference designed to help attendees leverage the power of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture OASIS Standard.

    More info...

    DocTrain EAST 2007
      October 16 - 20 Conference, Workshop, DITA

    DocTrain (Documentation & Training) Conference


    The theme of the 8th Annual Documentation & Training East Conference is Advancing Your Career. The event takes place October 16-20, 2007 and is designed to help you improve the skills and expertise you’ll need to future proof your career and improve your value as a professional technical communicator.

    For $999 you get all of the following:

    • Choice of pre-conference half-day workshops (October 16-17)
    • Choice of over 40 conference sessions (October 18-19)
    • Choice of post-conference half-day workshop (October 20)
    • Access to the Management Summit (October 18-19)
    • Access to the networking cocktail reception (October 18)
    • Breakfast and carving station lunches during conference
    STC UK Conference on XML/DITA/FrameMaker
      November 10 - 11 Conference, STC The Society of Technical Communications, United Kingdom Chapter, has various special events each year.

    Come and join STC UK at our 2-day training event on 10th and 11th November 2007 in Manchester! If you are in the early stages of a DITA implementation, or are still considering your XML options, then this is one event that you won't want to miss. Alan Houser, principal of Group Wellesley consultants, co-author of the XML Weekend Crash Course, highly experienced FrameMaker trainer, and member of the DITA Technical Committee, is visiting England to impart some of his valuable knowledge and experience to us. And Indi Liepa of Nokia will be telling it how it is from a user's viewpoint. This is a great opportunity to participate in an intensive workshop and training event. Book before 19 October for discounted prices.

    This event will take place on the weekend of 10-11 November, 2007, at the Novotel, Manchester Centre. It is sponsored by Salford Translations Ltd, not only a leading translation agency, but also experts in handling FrameMaker and XML content for its clients.

    Registration details

    Gilbane Conference on Content Management
      November 27 - 29 Conference The Gilbane Conferences on Content Management cover content management technologies and enterprise solutions and provide educational information for IT managers, system architects, and technically oriented business and project managers. Conferences focus on both content technology and successful case studies. All events include tracks on content technology that is strategic to all industries and IT infrastructures, as well as sessions that provide an in-depth look at application specific solutions.


    The dramatic growth and diversity of enterprise content and the technologies for creating, managing, finding, sharing and delivering it, have created today's biggest challenge to organizations who need IT and information management strategies to support competitive, compliant and compelling content for both internal and external facing business applications. "Content management" is not simply an application, but a strategy that uses a wide range of tools and practices that are rapidly evolving. Some new technologies can provide significant advances in internal productivity and customer satisfaction. But how do you know what works and what doesn't? Join us in Boston where the industry experts from leading technology, enterprise IT, analyst, and consulting firms will keep you abreast of the latest successful strategies and techniques so you can ensure your organization doesn't get left behind. Conference Program

    Registration Information

    Practical Uses for DITA - Part 1: Service Manual Application
      March 11 Events submitted via web form.


    An integrated solution can be critical to realizing the key benefits of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and a pre-built system designed around a specific document type – in this case, service manuals– can give you a low-risk way to jump start your implementation. PTC is first to deliver a complete out-of-the-box solution for service manuals that’s based on DITA.

    Learn more about how SMA provides critical components of an implementation:

    * Specifies the required and optional components of a service manual
    * Embodies best practices for creating service information
    * Specifies how service manual components are to be formatted for various types of media

    Presenter

    * Peter Velikin ~ PTC Director Product Marketing

    Register today!

    Practical Uses for DITA - Part 1: Service Manual Application
      March 11 Events submitted via web form.


    An integrated solution can be critical to realizing the key benefits of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and a pre-built system designed around a specific document type – in this case, service manuals– can give you a low-risk way to jump start your implementation. PTC is first to deliver a complete out-of-the-box solution for service manuals that’s based on DITA.

    Learn more about how SMA provides critical components of an implementation:

    * Specifies the required and optional components of a service manual
    * Embodies best practices for creating service information
    * Specifies how service manual components are to be formatted for various types of media

    Presenter

    * Peter Velikin ~ PTC Director Product Marketing

    Register today!

    WritersUA Annual Conference 2008
      March 16 - 19 Conference, STC, DITA


    The WritersUA Conference goal is to provide an event with the most comprehensive and timely information specifically designed for user assistance professionals.


    The WritersUA Conference includes many cutting-edge topics. As part of your conference registration you receive printed Conference Proceedings and admission to the Exhibition, Peer Showcase, Product Demonstrations, Networking Lunches and a Networking Reception.

    Registration is open for the Sixteenth Annual WritersUA Conference to be held in Portland, Oregon, at the Portland Hilton March 16-19, 2008. The Portland area offers a wonderful location for visitors to choose from a variety of activities and entertainment.

    The WritersUA Conference includes over sixty cutting-edge topics Sunday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 19. As part of your conference registration you receive printed Conference Proceedings and admission to the Exhibition, Peer Showcase, Product Demonstrations, Networking Lunches and a Networking Reception.

    Our goal is to continue to provide an event with the most comprehensive and timely information specifically designed for user assistance professionals. The 2007 roster represented 45 of the United States, 5 provinces of Canada, and 11 other countries. Attendance has totaled over 8,000 people in the past 15 years!

    Register today
    Practical Uses for DITA - Part 2: Product Documentation and Training
      March 26 Events submitted via web form.


    A long-standing problem at PTC, as with other companies, has been our limited ability to reuse common content among different document deliverables. To reduce cost and improve the re-usability of our documents, we needed a single-source XML authoring environment to create modular content to be used by multiple authors across multiple courses and published in multiple formats.

    Attend this webinar to learn how:

    * Single-sourcing using the capabilities of Arbortext allowed for 9+ deliverables from one source
    * Using a DITA based solution helped to modularize course design and facilitate reuse
    * Adopting a dynamic publishing solution benefited course consistency, standards and development

    Presenters

        * Jeff Filo ~ PTC, Curriculum Development Manager
        * Pushpinder Toor ~ PTC, Adoption Architect

    Register today!

    DocTrain West 2008
      May 6 - 9 Conference

    DocTrain (Documentation & Training) Conference


    The theme of the 2nd Annual Documentation & Training West Conference is Web 2.0 and Its Impact on Communication.

    For $999 you get all of the following:

    Register
    Gilbane Conference on Content Management
      June 18 - 20 Conference The Gilbane Conferences on Content Management cover content management technologies and enterprise solutions and provide educational information for IT managers, system architects, and technically oriented business and project managers. Conferences focus on both content technology and successful case studies. All events include tracks on content technology that is strategic to all industries and IT infrastructures, as well as sessions that provide an in-depth look at application specific solutions.


    Content management is more important than ever. But even as organizations are working to get their hands around rapidly growing and increasingly diverse collections of content, new web technologies are providing opportunities to create, manage, share, and deliver richer content more easily, sometimes cheaper, and often quicker.

    This does not (usually) mean you need to "rip and replace" your existing systems - "content management" is not simply an application, but a strategy that employs a wide range of tools and practices that complement each other. The challenge is to figure out what works and what doesn't, and what works together. What are the successful combinations of web content management, enterprise search, text analytics, social computing, infrastructure, etc.? This year we'll focus on helping you move beyond the mainstream content technologies you may be used to, to enhanced "2.0" versions.

    Join the discussion with industry experts from leading technology, enterprise IT, analyst, and consulting firms who will keep you engaged and educated on the latest successful strategies, technologies and techniques so you can ensure your organization doesn't get left behind.

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    Topics to be covered in-depth include:

    • Web Content Management (WCM)
    • Enterprise Search, Text Analytics, Semantic Technologies
    • Collaboration, Enterprise Wikis & Blogs
    • "Enterprise 2.0" Technologies & Social Computing
    • Content Globalization & Localization
    • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
    • Enterprise Rights Management (ERM)
    • Publishing Best Practices
    • XML Content Strategies

    The Gilbane Conference - San Francisco
    The Westin Hotel San Francisco, June 18 - 20, 2008

    Register today
    X-Pubs 2008
      June 22 - 24 Conference, DITA The X-Pubs Conference showcases real XML end-users and global thought-leaders who have rolled out XML solutions big and small, presenting on their experiences.

    X-Pubs 2008: Re-invent the Customer Experience


    Where and When - London Heathrow Marriott Hotel, UK, June 22-24, 2008


    Delivering on the XML Promise


    How can XML and component based content systems fundamentally change how our content consumers see and experience information?

    Presentations on:
    • Web 2.0 / multimedia delivery
    • Task-based Information Architecture
    • Innovative training and eLearning delivery
    • Innovations in presentation and collaboration models
    • Getting the most out of user-driven content
    • Effective workflow design

    Who should come?

    • X-Pubs 2008 is for Team Leaders, Technical Communicators, Product Managers, Learning
      Content professionals, and so on who are looking to improve the way content is reused
      and communicated inside and outside their organisation.

    Register today

    DocTrain Life Sciences
      June 23 - 26 Conference

    DocTrain (Documentation & Training) Conference


    The theme of the Documentation & Training Life Sciences 2008 Conference is The Right Prescription For Life Sciences Content.

    For $1,299 you get all of the following:

    View the conference program. Additional sessions being added. Interested in presenting? Let us know.
    • Choice of pre-conference half-day workshops (June 23)
    • Choice of over 30 conference sessions (June 24-25)
    • Choice of post-conference half-day workshop (June 26)
    • Access to the networking cocktail reception (June 24)
    • Breakfast and carving station lunches during conference
    Register
    Training Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of the DITA Open Source Toolkit
      June 26 Events submitted via web form.


    Suite Solutions is offering a series of public training webinars.
    Workshops are given by an experienced consultant who’s slogged through the trenches on real projects. They will be intensive, technical, and useful. This is the first webinar in the series.
    - Overview of DITA and the DITA-OT
    - DITA-OT Components
    - Installing the DITA-OT
    - Running the DITA-OT
    - Rendering outputs using different transtypes
    - Filtering output using DITAVAL
    - Using the DITA-OT with Antenna House and RenderX
    - Common Errors and Mistakes
    Each webinar will start at 1:00PM Eastern Time and will last about 3 hours with a short break in the middle. You may pick any number or combination of webinars. Visit our site for pricing information:
    https://www.suite-sol.com/pages/services/services_training.html

    For more information or to register, please send email to register@suite-sol.com
    As an alternative to the public forum, we are happy to provide private training and support for your organization tailored to your needs.

    Training Webinar: Understanding and Configuring the DITA-OT FO Plug-In: Session I: Under the Hood
      July 8 Events submitted via web form.


    - Review of PDF Generation
    - Getting Started with XSL, XSL-FO and XPath
    - Introduction to the FO Plug-in
    - Customizing the FO Plug-in - Intro

    Each webinar will start at 1:00PM Eastern Time and will last about 3 hours with a short break in the middle. You may pick any number or combination of webinars. Visit our site for pricing information:
    https://www.suite-sol.com/pages/services/services_training.html

    For more information or to register, please send email to register@suite-sol.com
    As an alternative to the public forum, we are happy to provide private training and support for your organization tailored to your needs.

    Understanding and Configuring the DITA FO Plug-In: Session II: Making it Work for You
      July 10 Events submitted via web form.


    Suite Solutions is offering a series of public training webinars.
    Workshops are given by an experienced consultant who’s slogged through the trenches on real projects. They will be intensive, technical, and useful. This is the third webinar in the series.

    - Brief Review of FO Plug-in
    - Customizing the FO Plug-in - Advanced
    - Customization Case Studies
    - Customizing for Localization
    - Configuration Issues
    - Debugging Tips

    Each webinar will start at 1:00PM Eastern Time and will last about 3 hours with a short break in the middle. You may pick any number or combination of webinars. Visit our site for pricing information:
    https://www.suite-sol.com/pages/services/services_training.html

    For more information or to register, please send email to register@suite-sol.com
    As an alternative to the public forum, we are happy to provide private training and support for your organization tailored to your needs.

    Training Webinar: Understanding and Configuring DITA-OT for Publishing HTML formats
      July 15 Events submitted via web form.


    Suite Solutions is offering a series of public training webinars.
    Workshops are given by an experienced consultant who’s slogged through the trenches on real projects. They will be intensive, technical, and useful. This is the fourth webinar in the series.

    - Overview of HTML Formats: Web, HTML Help, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help
    - Review of DITA-OT Components
    - Overview of Transtypes and Files Generated for Each Format
    - Customizing Style Sheets: XSLT and CSS
    - Case Studies and Samples
    - Overview: Publishing via FrameMaker DITA-FMx, WebWorks, Robohelp

    Each webinar will start at 1:00PM Eastern Time and will last about 3 hours with a short break in the middle. You may pick any number or combination of webinars. Visit our site for pricing information:
    https://www.suite-sol.com/pages/services/services_training.html

    For more information or to register, please send email to register@suite-sol.com
    As an alternative to the public forum, we are happy to provide private training and support for your organization tailored to your needs.

    DITA Open Toolkit Workshop - Making it Work for You (Santa Clara, CA)
      September 9 - 11 Events submitted via web form.


    Conducted by an experienced consultant who’s slogged through the trenches on real projects, this three-day workshop is intensive, technical, and useful with plenty of hands-on exercises. It is geared for those who are familiar with DITA and need to go the next step to publish their DITA content into production-ready high-quality PDF or online Help using their own look and feel and meeting their own publishing and localization requirements.

    Offered jointly by XyEnterprise & Suite Solutions.

    East Coast Training Session - Boston
    September 16-18, 2008
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    XyEnterprise Headquarters
    101 Edgewater Drive
    Wakefield, Massachusetts

    The Workshop will be appropriate for all levels of familiarity, from beginner to advanced user. Please note the technical prerequisite:
    participants should already be familiar with DITA and XML.

    Day 1: Nuts and Bolts of the DITA Open Toolkit
        * Overview of the DITA-OT and its Components
        * Rendering Outputs in Different Formats with the DITA-OT
        * Filtering Output Using DITAVAL
        * Common Errors and Mistakes
        * Where to Go for Support: Online Resources

    Day 2: Understanding and Configuring the FO Plug-in for Generating PDFs
        * Getting Started with XSL, XSL-FO and XPath
        * Introduction to the FO Plug-in
        * Customizing the FO Plug-in
        * Customization Case Studies
        * Customizing for Localization
        * Rendering PDFs with Antenna House, RenderX and XPP
        * Configuration Issues and Debugging Tips

    Day 3: Understanding and Configuring the DITA-OT for Publishing HTML formats
        * Overview of HTML Formats: Web, HTML Help, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help
        * Overview of Transtypes and Files Generated for Each Format
        * Customizing Style Sheets: XSLT and CSS
        * Case Studies and Samples
        * Overview: Publishing via FrameMaker DITA-FMx, WebWorks, RoboHelp

    Cost
    $1,200 per student. This fee includes three days of instruction, a detailed course-guide/workbook to bring home, and daily lunches.

    Ask a Question
    Get more information about program prerequisites, content or logistics.
    traci.carmona@xyenterprise.com

    Register Online
    Course S101: https://www.xyenterprise.com/support/training_reg_form.html
    OR
    https://www.suite-sol.com/pages/services/services_training_boston_siliconvalley_xyenterprise.html

    DITA Open Toolkit Workshop - Making it Work for You (Boston)
      September 16 - 18 Events submitted via web form.


    Conducted by an experienced consultant who’s slogged through the trenches on real projects, this three-day workshop is intensive, technical, and useful with plenty of hands-on exercises. It is geared for those who are familiar with DITA and need to go the next step to publish their DITA content into production-ready high-quality PDF or online Help using their own look and feel and meeting their own publishing and localization requirements.

    Offered jointly by XyEnterprise & Suite Solutions.

    East Coast Training Session - Boston
    September 16-18, 2008
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm
    XyEnterprise Headquarters
    101 Edgewater Drive
    Wakefield, Massachusetts

    The Workshop will be appropriate for all levels of familiarity, from beginner to advanced user. Please note the technical prerequisite:
    participants should already be familiar with DITA and XML.

    Day 1: Nuts and Bolts of the DITA Open Toolkit
        * Overview of the DITA-OT and its Components
        * Rendering Outputs in Different Formats with the DITA-OT
        * Filtering Output Using DITAVAL
        * Common Errors and Mistakes
        * Where to Go for Support: Online Resources

    Day 2: Understanding and Configuring the FO Plug-in for Generating PDFs
        * Getting Started with XSL, XSL-FO and XPath
        * Introduction to the FO Plug-in
        * Customizing the FO Plug-in
        * Customization Case Studies
        * Customizing for Localization
        * Rendering PDFs with Antenna House, RenderX and XPP
        * Configuration Issues and Debugging Tips

    Day 3: Understanding and Configuring the DITA-OT for Publishing HTML formats
        * Overview of HTML Formats: Web, HTML Help, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help
        * Overview of Transtypes and Files Generated for Each Format
        * Customizing Style Sheets: XSLT and CSS
        * Case Studies and Samples
        * Overview: Publishing via FrameMaker DITA-FMx, WebWorks, RoboHelp

    Cost
    $1,200 per student. This fee includes three days of instruction, a detailed course-guide/workbook to bring home, and daily lunches.

    Ask a Question
    Get more information about program prerequisites, content or logistics.
    traci.carmona@xyenterprise.com

    Register Online
    Course S101: https://www.xyenterprise.com/support/training_reg_form.html

    DITA: Getting Started
      January 20 - 21 Workshop, DITA

    JoAnn Hackos’s Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in Chicago, IL January 20-21, 2009, taught by Frank Miler.

    DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) provides you with an open-source OASIS standard to support topic-based authoring of well-structured content. Out of the box, DITA encompasses three primary information types (concept, task, and reference) that provide a structure amenable to most technical information, as well as a mechanism for extending the structure to specialize your industry's needs.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

    This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.

    To register and for information about this workshop please visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/dita.shtml.

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      February 7 Events submitted via web form.

    Content Management Strategies/DITA North America Conference 2009
      April 27 - 29

    Join us for the premier content management conference of the year. Content Management Strategies/DITA North America bring together speakers, vendors, and participants who are looking for the best solution to manage their marketing, technical, and enterprise content. Hear from and talk with the people who are looking for solutions that promote both efficiency of operations and effectiveness of message to customers. This year the conference will be held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, April 27-29.

    If you are looking for better ways to manage content and democratize content creation throughout your organization, CMS/DITA 2009 will meet your needs.

    • Rolling out content management across your Global Enterprise
    • Reducing the cost of translating content for Global Customers
    • Establishing methods to use content throughout the Value-Creation Stream—from product development through deployment and after-market support
    • Managing Modular, topic-based content for assembly into multiple deliverables
    • Wondering how you are ever going to find enough time to do everything that needs to be done to restructure and invigorate all your legacy content

    DITA North America, in its 5th season, brings you the leading corporate adopters, industry experts, and key vendors on the Darwin Information Typing Architecture. DITA has clearly reached a Tipping Point to become the foremost international standard for technical and business content.

    Learn from the best in the field who know how to get started with a DITA implementation and reap a significant Return on Investment. Learn how quickly DITA is spreading far beyond technical manuals to technical and business content in the enterprise.

    At CMS and DITA NA, you’ll find a returning community of information developers and publishers who value building and managing core content as much as its presentation and delivery.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.cm-strategies.com or contact us at info@infomanagementcenter.com or at 303-232-7586.

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      August 1 Events submitted via web form.


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    Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
      August 4 - 5 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment workshop in Eden Prairie, MN, August 4-5, 2009, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment. During the workshop you will learn to manage resources for documentation groups in an Agile environment, scope and define user stories, and prioritize your efforts when resources are scarce.

    Managers and individual contributors attending this workshop will come away with a firm understanding of the Scrum process and how documentation can effectively engage in the process for both engineering and documentation-centric projects.

    The course is exercise-intensive using complex but easy-to-understand examples to map out documentation planning and implementation within the Scrum process. If you have a documentation team transitioning to Scrum, we recommend coming to the workshop as a group.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/agile.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use Workshop
      August 11 - 12 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop in Madison, WI, August 11-12, 2009 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Boot Camp
      August 24 - 28 Workshop, DITA The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in Warrendale, PA, August 24-28, 2009, taught by Bill Gearhart and Hal Trent.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/ditabootcamp.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop
      September 2 - 3 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop in Portland, ME, September 2-3, 2009 taught by Bill Gearhart. We invite you to join Bill in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Best Practices 2009 Conference
      September 14 - 17 Conference Join CIDM members and colleagues at the 11th Annual Best Practices Conference in Vancouver, Washington on September 14-16, 2009. At this premier industry conference for managers representing documentation training, and support, learn how your colleagues are promoting and implementing industry best practices and responding to the economic downturn. Using a wealth of experience as a guide, you will exchange expertise and understanding to
    • respond to the current economic crisis by making difficult decisions about content priorities
    • use metrics to legitimize your organization’s value
    • respond to new product-development methodologies like Agile and Scrum
    • manage innovations that promote operational efficiencies and respond to customer needs
    • move content into a wiki environment
    • add social media strategies to your portfolio
    • extend content management across organizational boundaries
    We are also pleased to announce the 6th Annual Rare Bird Award. This prestigious award is given to one manager and team each year. The winning applications showcase the actions of an organization that exemplifies best practices in managing information development.

    We invite managers, staff, and vendor members to participate in the Best Practices Showcase at the 2009 Best Practices Conference. The Showcase provides a wonderful opportunity to converse personally with colleagues about your own best practices.

    For more information about the conference, visit our web site at https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/bestpractices/2009/index.htm.
    Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop
      September 23 - 24 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop in Cleveland, OH September 23-24, 2009 taught by Bill Gearhart. We invite you to join Bill in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Boot Camp Workshop
      September 28 - October 3 Workshop, DITA DITA Booth Camp
    DITA Booth Camp
    September 28 - October 2, 2008
    San Mateo, CA
    Register Now!

    This workshop includes a complimentary copy of the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book.

    In the DITA Boot Camp program you'll get the core values of

    • Structured Authoring
    • Information Modeling
    • Minimalism
    • Business process change
    • DITA details and implementation

    What is DITA all about?

    By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    What do I learn about Structured Authoring?

    Structured authoring is the essential ingredient in Information Modeling. Learn how to create an Information Model for your organization.

    Learn

    • the core requirements of an Information Model
    • the business value of structured writing
    • about an information architecture team
    • the DITA information Types and Content Units
    • a sample Information Model to help you create your own

    What does Minimalism have to do with DITA?

    Learn why eliminating empty text and focusing on what users really need to know is a critical first step toward structured authoring. You can't create structured topics out of text that nobody wants and no one ever reads.

    Learn

    • to evaluate when minimalist strategies should be used
    • the minimalist agenda
    • the four basic principles of minimalism
    • why minimalist information is read by 90% of users
    • how major corporations have implemented minimalism in their technical information

    What if I don't know XML?

    If you're unfamiliar with the basics of HTML and XML, attend a special evening session on Tuesday night.

    Learn

    • the basic XML concepts and terminology
    • how XSLT and style sheets transform XML tagged text into formatted deliverables
    • how to read a Document Type Definition (DTD)

    What about DITA details?

    Move from structured authoring and minimalism to the details of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). DITA is the OASIS standard for topic-based information development. Learn why it is fast becoming the standard for technical communication worldwide.

    Learn

    • build a business case for moving to the DITA
    • plan a topic-based project using annotated topic lists
    • create a DITA map to organize your topics into deliverables for PDF, HTML, and help systems
    • set up relationship tables
    • handle conditional processing and content reuse through conrefs
    • process a DITA map using the DITA Open Toolkit

    Materials Needed

    Bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with, and download the latest preview copy of Arbortext Editor.

    Register NOW! We expect DITA Boot Camp to be very popular. Space is limited to 25 participants.

    ATTENTION CIDM MEMBERS. Because of very limited space, we will not be offering the standard 2 for 1 deal for DITA Boot Camp. However, you will receive a 10% DISCOUNT off the regular price of $1950. Please register with Lovonya Thomas at lovonya@comtech-serv.com to receive this CIDM member discount.


    For more information and to register visit the workshop web site at
    https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml.


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    Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
      October 6 - 8 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment workshop in Culver City,CA, October 6-7, 2009, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment. During the workshop you will learn to manage resources for documentation groups in an Agile environment, scope and define user stories, and prioritize your efforts when resources are scarce.

    Managers and individual contributors attending this workshop will come away with a firm understanding of the Scrum process and how documentation can effectively engage in the process for both engineering and documentation-centric projects.

    The course is exercise-intensive using complex but easy-to-understand examples to map out documentation planning and implementation within the Scrum process. If you have a documentation team transitioning to Scrum, we recommend coming to the workshop as a group.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/agile.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    BIT’s 7th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science and Technology (IDDST)
      October 22 - 25 Events submitted via web form.


    The IDDST congress is initiated by BIT Life Sciences in 2003, with 6 years’ contribution in this field, it has attracted more 800 world renowned speakers with over 40,000 professionals around the world as a leading international event for the professionals to pinpoint and identify opportunities and market needs, explore Asian demand and get updated on latest breakthroughs in drug R&D.

    In 2009, this is an exciting time for those in drug discovery and development field once again. With the emphasis on the practical, actionable ideas for accelerating discovery and early development, the 7th congress will be the great opportunity for the world’s leading scientists and executives to share with you the latest advancements in viral studies and their strategic approaches to win the race to bring in the next blockbuster drug to market and milestones of innovative therapeutics. Through IDDST congress 2009, you will gain a full coverage on the up-to-date with the booming drug R&D industry and its partnering potential in Asia, also deeply understand the market and current situation to get what you need, such as the strategies of major pharmacy players in integrating scientific, technological, talent and business resources in a flat world to increase business competitive capacities.

    User and Task Analysis for Information Design
      October 28 - 30

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the User and Task Analysis for Information Design workshop in Pleasanton, CA October 28-29, 2009, taught by JoAnn Hackos.

    The User and Task Analysis workshop provides the basis for linking customers and goals with technical content. In this two-day workshop, you learn to analyze your users and their goals, develop task lists, and link user tasks to the conceptual, background, and reference content users need. You learn to organize user tasks and supporting content into an Annotated Topic List (ATL). You then use your ATL to produce a topic-based architecture for your modular content. Apply the results of this workshop directly to your current projects. If you are moving to topic-based authoring and modular content, this workshop moves you many steps ahead in your planning process.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use Workshop
      November 3 - 4 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop in Germantown, MD November 3-4, 2009 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Europe conference 2009
      November 16 - 17 Conference, DITA Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 5th Annual DITA Europe Conference at the Holiday Inn Munich in Munich, Germany. The conference will be held 16-17 November. Meet publications professionals who have implemented DITA in their organizations and hear from representatives of key tools vendors who are actively supporting the DITA community.

    The 2009 conference features a panel of DITA experts who will explain the most important changes to DITA included in the 1.2 Specification. Learn what is new and what it means from members of the OASIS DITA Technical Committee, including
    • Generic task topic
    • Keyref mechanism
    • Constraint mechanism
    • Machinery task specialization
    • Hazard statements
    • Glossary, terminology, acronyms
    • Learning and training specialization
    • Referencing a range of elements
    • Conref push
    DITA Europe gives you many opportunities to learn about DITA from people who are in the midst of their own implementations. Learn the benefits of managing information as topics and the pitfalls to avoid for success. Come away with an understanding of what DITA is, how it can improve your technical information, and what tools you will need to bring all of it together.

    For more information or to register, visit the conference website at https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/2009/index.htm or contact us at info@infomanagementcenter.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Structured Writing for Single Sourcing
      December 2 - 4 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Structured Writing for Single Sourcing workshop in Santa Clara, CA December 2-3, 2009, taught by JoAnn Hackos.

    This workshop is meant for those who need to implement single-sourcing and structured authoring for their content and want to understand the requirements for becoming an Information Architect. You learn how to create an Information Model, Authoring Guidelines, and project-focused Annotated Topic Lists. You consider how to develop a strategy for implementing collaborative team building. Come away from this workshop with a full understanding of how to plan and implement a structured information-development environment. This workshop gives you the tools needed to make the move to topic-based authoring manageable. .

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Structured Writing for Single Sourcing
      December 15 - 16 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Structured Writing for Single Sourcing workshop in Burlington, MA December 15-16, 2009, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop is meant for those who need to implement single-sourcing and structured authoring for their content and want to understand the requirements for becoming an Information Architect. You learn how to create an Information Model, Authoring Guidelines, and project-focused Annotated Topic Lists. You consider how to develop a strategy for implementing collaborative team building. Come away from this workshop with a full understanding of how to plan and implement a structured information-development environment. This workshop gives you the tools needed to make the move to topic-based authoring manageable.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring in XML
      February 23 - 24 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring in XML workshop in Golden, CO February 23-24, 2010, taught by JoAnn Hackos.

    Developing a sound, comprehensive Information Model is critical to your move to structured authoring, XML, and content management. The Information Model defines the structures your writers use to develop content that is consistent and reusable.

    Your Information Model provides the foundation for your authoring guidelines and the implementation of content management in your organization.

    In this workshop, learn how to build an information model for your organization. You learn to define your information types, the content units they contain, your standard document structures, as well as your metadata schema, naming conventions, and file and folder structure.

    We ask you to bring sample materials to use in the workshop exercises. You will not need your computer for this workshop.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/info_modeling.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com .
    Content Management Strategies/DITA North America 2010 conference
      April 19 - 22 At CMS/DITA North America 2010, join an outstanding group of individuals who have moved their organizations into content management, implemented the DITA standard, reduced their operations costs, and solved copious technical issues. The program is divided into four segments to give you an opportunity to specialize in one area or sample from several:
    • Management—building a business case, measuring ROI, reducing costs, handling translations, and more
    • Information design and development—creating a collaborative work environment, handling variable content, developing a culture of structured authoring, thinking in topics, and more
    • Technology—XML processing and publication, feature-based profiling, reuse strategies, and more
    • Vendor demonstrations—component content management systems, XML editors, dynamic publishing, graphics management, stylesheet development, and more
    Come for community, learning, expertise, and leave with a wealth of new ideas that help you reap the benefits of managing content in your organizations. In its 12th successful year, CMS/DITA NA is the premier conference for everyone who manages technical and business content in small departments and huge global enterprises.

    Visit our website at https://www.cm-strategies.com or contact us at 303-232-7586 for more information and to register.
    DITA: Getting Started Workshop
      May 5 - 6

    JoAnn Hackos’s Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in Westminster, CO May 5-6, 2010, taught by Hal Trent

    Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) provides you with an open-source OASIS standard to support topic-based authoring of well-structured content. Out of the box, DITA encompasses three primary information types (concept, task, and reference) that provide a structure amenable to most technical information, as well as a mechanism for extending the structure to specialize your industry's needs.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to DITA. DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

    This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/dita.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586
    DITA Boot Camp Workshop
      May 10 - 15

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in San Jose, CA May 10-14, 2010, taught by JoAnn Hackos and Frank Miller.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn use an XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/ditabootcamp.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
      May 19 - 21

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment workshop in San Diego,CA, May 19-20, 2010, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment. During the workshop you will learn to manage resources for documentation groups in an Agile environment, scope and define user stories, and prioritize your efforts when resources are scarce.

    Managers and individual contributors attending this workshop will come away with a firm understanding of the Scrum process and how documentation can effectively engage in the process for both engineering and documentation-centric projects.

    The course is exercise-intensive using complex but easy-to-understand examples to map out documentation planning and implementation within the Scrum process. If you have a documentation team transitioning to Scrum, we recommend coming to the workshop as a group.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/agile.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop
      July 13 - 15 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Manuals People Can Use workshop in Boulder, CO July 13-14, 2010 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2
      July 20 - 22 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2 in XML workshop in San Mateo, CA, July 20-21, 2010, taught by Hal Trent.

    The advanced DITA training 2-day workshop will detail the features of the upcoming DITA 1.2 spec, including the new publishing mechanisms, provide hands-on training transforming DITA content into usable formats, and introduce strategies to conditionally publish documents using the DITA provided mechanisms, XSLT, and XSL-FO/XHTML.

    In this workshop, you are introduced to the transforms and style sheets necessary to publish DITA documents. You will gain the technical knowledge necessary to structure and style DITA content for delivery to HTML, PDF, and other desirable formats. Each attendee will receive samples of the XSL-FO for PDF output and XHTML style sheet for web output covered in the course.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/advanced_dita.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
      August 19 - 21 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment workshop in Hillsboro, OR, August 19-20, 2010, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment. During the workshop you will learn to manage resources for documentation groups in an Agile environment, scope and define user stories, and prioritize your efforts when resources are scarce.

    Managers and individual contributors attending this workshop will come away with a firm understanding of the Scrum process and how documentation can effectively engage in the process for both engineering and documentation-centric projects.

    The course is exercise-intensive using complex but easy-to-understand examples to map out documentation planning and implementation within the Scrum process. If you have a documentation team transitioning to Scrum, we recommend coming to the workshop as a group.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/agile.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Information People Can Use
      October 5 - 6 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Can Use workshop in Austin, TX October 5-6, 2010 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Boot Camp
      October 11 - 15 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in Costa Mesa, CA October 11-15, 2010, taught by Bill Gearhart and Frank Miller.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn use an XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/ditabootcamp.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    EMC Momentum Europe 2010 Lisbon
      October 25 - 28 Events submitted via web form.


    Momentum is the ultimate information exchange for the content management & archiving (CMA) community. You will gain access to world class solutions offered by EMC's partner community and benefit from a vast collection of breakout sessions, a world-class Solutions Exhibition, strategic networking activities and unforgettable social events.
    Furthermore, at Lisbon ECM Consulting will present it's newest solution first time for the public, at stand S6. The new product, called Voyager CMX is the next step for satisfying of the corporate needs in ECM!

    Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2
      October 25 - 26 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2 in Wakefield, MA, October 25-26, 2010, taught by Hal Trent. The Advanced DITA workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to assemble, style, and publish DITA XML source.

    After a brief overview of the DITA framework, course lectures and exercises will focus on the key pieces of a DITA publishing architecture, how to set it up, and how to optimize its publishing capabilities using customizations and plug-ins. Attendees will learn to set up a publishing architecture using the DITA-OT pipeline and learn how to configure and debug the DITA-OT.

    With the publishing architecture set up and configured, participants will then be introduced to the programming skills required to customize and optimize the publishing architecture. Practical exercises will encompass all of the programming and markup languages needed to transform and format DITA XML for PDF and web output. Languages will include XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO, XHTML, and CSS.

    The course will conclude with an overview of the upcoming DITA 1.2 specification and potential ramifications for the publishing architecture. Participants will learn about key features of the new specification as they relate to publishing, including keyref, conref push, constraints, and subject scheme maps. Exercises will focus on reuse and conditional processing using the keyref mechanism.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Boot Camp
      November 1 - 5 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in Cambridge, MA November 1-5, 2010, taught by JoAnn Hackos and Hal Trent.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn use an XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA: Getting Started
      November 2 - 3 JoAnn Hackos’s Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in San Jose, CA, November 2-3, taught by Frank Miller.

    DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) provides you with an open-source OASIS standard to support topic-based authoring of well-structured content. Out of the box, DITA encompasses three primary information types (concept, task, and reference) that provide a structure amenable to most technical information, as well as a mechanism for extending the structure to specialize your industry's needs.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

    This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Europe conference 2010
      November 15 - 16 Join the Center for Information-Development Management for the 6th Annual DITA Europe Conference at the Imperial Riding School—A Renaissance Hotel in Vienna, Austria. The conference will be held 15-16 November 2010. Meet publications professionals who have implemented DITA in their organizations and hear from representatives of key tools vendors who are actively supporting the DITA community.

    In 2010, DITA Europe features presenters ready to share a wealth of DITA experience. Vikram Nanwani of ITT and Keith Schengili-Roberts of AMD have three and four years respectively of business measurements to report. Joe Gollner of Stilo leads us through his experience developing a sophisticated publishing process. Tony Self of HyperWrite and colleague, Gjertrud Wiggen Kamstrup of Visma, demonstrate implementing DITA in a global authoring environment. Thilo Buchholz of SAP, Thomas Zschocke of the United Nations University, and Sissi Closs of Comet guide us through working with the new DITA Learning and Training Specialization.

    DITA Europe gives you many opportunities to learn about DITA from people who are in the midst of their own implementations. Learn the benefits of managing information as topics and the pitfalls to avoid for success. Come away with an understanding of what DITA is, how it can improve your technical information, and what tools you will need to bring all of it together.

    For more information and to register please visit the conference website at https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/2010/index.htm.
    DITA: Getting Started
      November 16 - 18 Workshop JoAnn Hackos’s Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in Vienna, Austria November 17-18, 2010, taught by Frank Miller.

    Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) provides you with an open-source OASIS standard to support topic-based authoring of well-structured content. Out of the box, DITA encompasses three primary information types (concept, task, and reference) that provide a structure amenable to most technical information, as well as a mechanism for extending the structure to specialize your industry's needs.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to DITA. DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

    This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.

    Register online at https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/2010/register.htm or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    Submitted
      November 20 Events submitted via web form.

    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      November 29 - December 1 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC November 30-December 1, 2010 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      December 7 - 8 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in Maidenhead, United Kingdom December 7-8, 2010 taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      December 8 - 9 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in Palo Alto, CA December 8-9, 2010 taught by Bill Gearhart. We invite you to join Bill in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    DITA: Getting Started
      December 8 - 10 Workshop JoAnn Hackos’s Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in Maidenhead, United Kingdom December 9-10, 2010 , taught by JoAnn Hackos.

    Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) provides you with an open-source OASIS standard to support topic-based authoring of well-structured content. Out of the box, DITA encompasses three primary information types (concept, task, and reference) that provide a structure amenable to most technical information, as well as a mechanism for extending the structure to specialize your industry's needs.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to DITA. DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers.

    This workshop will cover the basics of creating DITA topics, assembling them into maps, creating relationship tables, and getting everything to process for final output. Everything is hands-on. You are required to bring a laptop computer and sample documentation to complete exercises with. Be prepared to learn how to use a DITA XML editor to author topics.

    Receive the Introduction to DITA: A Basic User Guide to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture book free with registration to this workshop.

    Register online at https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/DITAeurope/2010/register.htm or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      January 25 - 26 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in El Segundo, CA January 25-26, 2011, taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      March 8 - 9 Workshop

    The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in Natick, MA March 8-9, 2011, taught by JoAnn Hackos. We invite you to join JoAnn in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/minimalism.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.

    Conference for Software User Assistance
      March 13 - 26 Events submitted via web form.


    Session details are now posted for the nineteenth annual WritersUA Conference for Software User Assistance. The event takes place March 13-16, 2011, in Long Beach, California.
    https://www.writersua.com/conference/index.html
    The conference provides the most comprehensive and timely information specifically designed for user assistance professionals. It features over eighty cutting-edge topics from over fifty experts, project demonstrations from other user assistance developers, plus an exhibition of products and services, certificate programs, and networking events.
    For further information, see https://www.writersua.com/conference/
    The conference topics cover a broad range of key tools, processes, technologies, and techniques.
    * Multimedia Production
    * DITA and XML
    * User Experience
    * Content Strategy
    * Writing Techniques
    * UA for Mobile Devices
    * Hands-on Computer Tutorials
    * Adobe, Microsoft, Google
    * Case Studies

    Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2
      March 22 - 23 Conference The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Advanced DITA Training including DITA 1.2 in Norwood, MA, March 22-23, 2011, taught by Hal Trent. The Advanced DITA workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to assemble, style, and publish DITA XML source.

    After a brief overview of the DITA framework, course lectures and exercises will focus on the key pieces of a DITA publishing architecture, how to set it up, and how to optimize its publishing capabilities using customizations and plug-ins. Attendees will learn to set up a publishing architecture using the DITA-OT pipeline and learn how to configure and debug the DITA-OT.

    With the publishing architecture set up and configured, participants will then be introduced to the programming skills required to customize and optimize the publishing architecture. Practical exercises will encompass all of the programming and markup languages needed to transform and format DITA XML for PDF and web output. Languages will include XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO, XHTML, and CSS.

    The course will conclude with an overview of the upcoming DITA 1.2 specification and potential ramifications for the publishing architecture. Participants will learn about key features of the new specification as they relate to publishing, including keyref, conref push, constraints, and subject scheme maps. Exercises will focus on reuse and conditional processing using the keyref mechanism.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/advanced_dita.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Content Management Strategies/ DITA North America 2011 conference
      April 4 - 6 Conference The CIDM (The Center for Information-Development Management) announces the 13th annual Content Management Strategies/ DITA North America 2011 conference April 4-6, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

    At CMS/DITA North America 2011, join an outstanding group of individuals who have moved their organizations into content management, implemented the DITA standard, reduced their operations costs, and solved copious technical issues. The program is divided into four segments to give you an opportunity to specialize in one area or sample from several: Management, Authoring, Technical solutions, and Tools.

    Come for community, learning, and expertise, and leave with a wealth of new ideas that help you reap the benefits of managing content in your organization. In its 13th successful year, CMS/DITA NA is the premier conference for everyone who manages technical and business content in small departments and huge global enterprises.

    Join a community of information developers, localization experts, information architects, production specialists, and others who understand the value of useful and usable content.

    For more information please visit the conference website at https://www.cm-strategies.com or contact us at info@infomanagementcenter.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
      April 28 - 30 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment workshop in San Jose, CA, April 28-29, 2011, taught by Bill Gearhart.

    This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment. During the workshop you will learn to manage resources for documentation groups in an Agile environment, scope and define user stories, and prioritize your efforts when resources are scarce.

    Managers and individual contributors attending this workshop will come away with a firm understanding of the Scrum process and how documentation can effectively engage in the process for both engineering and documentation-centric projects.

    The course is exercise-intensive using complex but easy-to-understand examples to map out documentation planning and implementation within the Scrum process. If you have a documentation team transitioning to Scrum, we recommend coming to the workshop as a group.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/agile.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring in DITA and XML
      May 3 - 5 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring in DITA and XML workshop in Everett, WA, May 3-4, 2011, taught by Frank Miller.

    Developing a sound, comprehensive Information Model is critical to your move to structured authoring, XML, and content management. The Information Model defines the structures your writers use to develop content that is consistent and reusable.

    Your Information Model provides the foundation for your authoring guidelines and the implementation of content management in your organization.

    In this workshop, learn how to build an information model for your organization. You learn to define your information types, the content units they contain, your standard document structures, as well as your metadata schema, naming conventions, and file and folder structure.

    We ask you to bring sample materials to use in the workshop exercises. You will not need your computer for this workshop.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/info_modeling.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com.
    OpenCms Days 2011 - Conference and Expo
      May 9 - 10 Events submitted via web form.


    OpenCms Days 2011 - May 09 to May 10, 2011

    OpenCms Days 2011 will take place from Monday, May 09 to Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

    The OpenCms 8 User Experience

    OpenCms 8 will bring a major update of the content manager user interface. The new Advanced Direct Edit feature will allow content managers to create, modify and publish new pages directly with drag & drop on their web pages, making OpenCms much more user friendly.

    The final version of OpenCms 8 will be made available for public download on the first day of the conference. A release candidate version of OpenCms 8 will be downloadable earlier.

    The conference will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the new features of OpenCms 8 directly from the developers.

    OpenCms Days 2011 conference will feature 2 parallel tracks with Showcase and Workshop sessions:

    • Showcase track sessions will present a variety of OpenCms show cases and best practices from OpenCms projects all over the world.
    • Workshop sessions for developers provide in-depth, hands-on presentations and workshops about the new technical features in OpenCms 8.

    At the OpenCms Days 2011 conference expo, OpenCms solution providers will exhibit their OpenCms business solutions and enhancements.

    OpenCms Days 2011 is targeted towards an international audience. The language spoken at the event is English, and all presentations will be held in English language.

    Registration price:

    Early bird registration (by March 15): 180,- Euro
    Normal registration (after March 15): 200,- Euro

    The full program and list of speakers will be available March 16, 2011 from the conference website.

    DITA Boot Camp
      June 20 - 24 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in Fresh Meadows, NY June 20-24, 2011, taught by Bill Gearhart and Hal Trent.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn use an XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/index.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.com or at 303-232-7586.
    Best Practices Conference 2011
      September 12 - 14 Join our CIDM members and colleagues for a deep dive into Measuring Anything. Based on input from all of the members who took part in our marathon conference calls in April, the Advisory Council and I selected the conference theme book:

    How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of "Intangibles" in Business, by Douglas Hubbard

    We've invited key members to present the measurements they've put into practice, and we're planning a fantastic interactive session where you get to plan the measurement that gets the attention of your management and answers your questions about what and how to measure.

    But measuring isn't the only subject we highlight. Don't miss presentations on collaborating across the enterprise, developing a strategic plan, and delving into new media. If you've been to Best Practices before, you know that the presentations, showcase, and interactive sessions are only part of the experience. Join me for a one-of-a-kind community-building experience.

    Find more information and register online at a https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/bestpractices/2011/index.htm.
    Developing a Content-Management Strategy
      September 20 - 22 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Developing a Content-Management Strategy workshop in Redmond, WA September 20-21, 2011 taught by JoAnn Hackos.

    In this workshop, you examine the issues involved in creating a content-focused database and the information you need to develop a persuasive business case. You learn about the impact of single sourcing on department organization, project management, training, writing style, document control, editing, and translation. You review some of the best tools available and look at their strengths and their shortcomings. Content Management Strategies is designed for anyone needing to implement a content management system or tool into their information-development processes.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/content_mgmt.shtml or contact us at 303-232-7586.
    DITA: Getting Started
      October 18 - 19 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in Cupertino, CA October 18-19, 2011, taught by Frank Miller.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). DITA is an information architecture that presents a powerful solution for information developers. It is meant for those who need to implement structured documentation, including writers, editors, information architects, and their managers. During the workshop you will learn to design and create information using a topic/task-based structured-writing approach. You will also learn how to use XML markup with DITA elements and the importance of the DITA elements to information development.

    For more information visit our web site at at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/dita.shtml or at 303-232-7586.
    DITA Boot Camp
      October 24 - 28 The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA Boot Camp workshop in Waltham, MA October 24-28, 2011, taught by Bill Gearhart and Hal Trent.

    DITA Boot Camp will cover the concepts needed to move to DITA successfully. The Boot Camp takes you from the DITA Basics to the skills you'll need to create a specific standard for your industry and your content. In this workshop you will get the core values of structured authoring, information modeling, minimalism, business process change, and DITA details and implementation. By structuring a task in DITA, learn the structure inherent in the core DITA specialized information types: task, concept, and reference.

    The Boot Camp workshop requires that you bring a laptop computer, sample documentation to complete exercises with and be prepared to learn use an XML editor to author topics.

    For more information visit our web site at https://www.comtech-serv.com/workshops/ditabootcamp.shtml or contact us at workshops@comtech-serv.comor at 303-232-7586.
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    Advanced Publishing for DITA
      November 13 - 15 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop in Portland, OR, November 13-15, 2012, taught by Hal Trent.

    The Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to assemble, style, and publish DITA XML source.

    After a brief overview of the DITA framework, course lectures and exercises will focus on the key pieces of a DITA publishing architecture, how to set it up, and how to optimize its publishing capabilities using customizations and plug-ins. You will learn to set up a publishing architecture using the DITA-OT pipeline and learn how to configure and debug the DITA-OT.

    With the publishing architecture set up and configured, participants will then be introduced to the programming skills required to customize and optimize the publishing architecture. Practical exercises will encompass all of the programming and markup languages needed to transform and format DITA XML for PDF and web output. Languages will include XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO, XHTML, and CSS.

    To register or for more information please visit our website at: https://comtech-serv.com/url/advancedita or contact us at 303-232-7586.
    Advanced Publishing for DITA
      December 4 - 6 Workshop We invite you to join Hal Trent December 4-6, 2012 in San Antonio, TX for the Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop.

    The Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to assemble, style, and publish DITA XML source.

    After a brief overview of the DITA framework, course lectures and exercises will focus on the key pieces of a DITA publishing architecture, how to set it up, and how to optimize its publishing capabilities using customizations and plug-ins. You will learn to set up a publishing architecture using the DITA-OT pipeline and learn how to configure and debug the DITA-OT.

    With the publishing architecture set up and configured, participants will then be introduced to the programming skills required to customize and optimize the publishing architecture. Practical exercises will encompass all of the programming and markup languages needed to transform and format DITA XML for PDF and web output. Languages will include XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO, XHTML, and CSS.

    To register or for more information please visit our website at: https://comtech-serv.com/url/advancedita or contact us at 303-232-7586.
    Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
      December 5 - 6 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need workshop in Lanham, MD December 5–6, 2012 taught by Bill Gearhart. We invite you to join Bill in understanding the key to getting the maximum return on your single-sourcing investment. Learn how to reduce the quantity of documentation you produce by focusing on the needs of the users, eliminating unnecessary verbiage, and aligning your documentation strategy with your company’s market position.

    Minimalism continues to be one of our most popular workshops. As you know, information developers everywhere are being told to cut the volume, reduce costs for translation, make information more easily accessible, and provide only what audiences need to know. The Minimalism workshop gives you specific guidelines for evaluating your information and making the right decisions to reduce the volume. But the Minimalism workshop is not about cutting the verbiage alone. We focus on what readers really need to know.

    Bring your own materials to the workshop and participate in a series of hands-on sessions to examine your documents and plan for major changes. Many attendees report on decreasing documentation volume by 50% and translation costs by more.

    For more information visit our web site at https://comtech-serv.com/url/min or contact us at 303-232-7586.

    DITA Getting Started
      December 10 - 11 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the DITA: Getting Started workshop in December 10-11, 2012 in Wakefield, MA , taught by Hal Trent.

    The DITA: Getting Started workshop delivers a comprehensive introduction to the DITA 1.2 standard, providing participants with an in-depth look at the end-to-end DITA information development environment.

    This training begins with the conceptual and practical challenges of moving from a book-based to topic-based architecture, then quickly progresses into hands-on exercises in an XML authoring environment. In the exercises, participants are guided through the process of making a DITA content plan, creating DITA source topics, assembling the topics into DITA maps, applying metadata, and publishing through the DITA-Open Toolkit.

    The workshop is a mix of conceptual and hands-on: students are asked to understand the framework and best practices, then perform exercises to practically apply and reinforce the learnings.

    To register or for more information please visit our website at: https://comtech-serv.com/url/ditagetstart or contact us at 303-232-7586.
    Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring
      December 12 - 13 Workshop The JoAnn Hackos Workshop Series announces the Information Modeling for Topic-based Authoring workshop in Lanham, MD December 12-13, 2012 , taught by Dawn Stevens.

    Are you responsible for your organization’s Information Architecture? Do you need to understand how to create that architecture and capture the plans and principles in an Information Model?

    This workshop is the very best starting point for your implementation of DITA and XML topic-based authoring. We will cover all aspects of the Information Model, which is the set of principles that define your information architecture. Learn how to build an Information Model for your organization. Learn how to define your information types, the content units they contain, your standard document structures, as well as your metadata schema, file and graphic naming conventions, and folder structure. You will have an opportunity to apply the principles to your own content. You will analyze your organization’s potential for content reuse and begin to define a reuse strategy.

    If you are already searching for a content management solution or just beginning your content management implementation, it’s not too late. Your first draft of an Information Model prepares you for your pilot project and beyond. Even if you have implemented a content management system and DITA but you’re not getting the return on investment you had hoped, Information Modeling will set you on the right path.

    For more information visit our web site at https://comtech-serv.com/url/infomod or contact us at 303-232-7586.
    Advanced Publishing for DITA
      December 12 - 14 Workshop We invite you to join Hal Trent December 12-14, 2012 in Wakefield, MA for the Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop.

    The Advanced Publishing for DITA workshop will provide attendees with a hands-on walk-through of the essential DITA fundamentals, programming skills, and DITA Open Toolkit configurations required to assemble, style, and publish DITA XML source.

    After a brief overview of the DITA framework, course lectures and exercises will focus on the key pieces of a DITA publishing architecture, how to set it up, and how to optimize its publishing capabilities using customizations and plug-ins. You will learn to set up a publishing architecture using the DITA-OT pipeline and learn how to configure and debug the DITA-OT.

    With the publishing architecture set up and configured, participants will then be introduced to the programming skills required to customize and optimize the publishing architecture. Practical exercises will encompass all of the programming and markup languages needed to transform and format DITA XML for PDF and web output. Languages will include XSLT, XPath, XSL-FO, XHTML, and CSS.

    To register or for more information please visit our website at: https://comtech-serv.com/url/advancedita or contact us at 303-232-7586.