The Plone Symposium's early bird registeration
will be extended to allow everyone to get the best
price possible. We have heard from several
organizations that found out about the symposium
late and are caught in red tape and need a few extra days.
We will offer the Early Bird rates until July 7th, 2005.
After that, we will restore the rates to the full price
until the symposium starts. Currently there are more than
one hundred attendees coming to the conference.
This will be the only 'pure' Zope/Plone symposium in
North America; focused solely on Zope/Plone audience
ranging from beginner to advanced.
You can register for the North American PLone Symposium at:
The conference has been scheduled in such a way
to ensure that both developers, consultants, and
business managers will be able to benefit from the
full duration of the conference. Previous conferences
the business audience has not been a major focus --
with Plone Symposium 2005, this has changed.
A well respected intellectual property lawyer will
weigh in on his experience with Open Source licensing.
A Rice Professor will talk about brand identify and
OSS communities. Many case studies will be offered
and and over 30 hours of technical talks.
- "Tutorial Page":tutorials
- "Talks Page":talks
A working 'marketing workshop' will be the first
experience where all case studies at the symposium
will be translated into a digital format and prep'ed
for official case studies for the Plone CMS. The
process will be applied to future case studies and
we urge consulting firms to come to the symposium to
share their experiences. Helping out with the marketing
workshop will increase the awarness of your company and
extend the Plone brand into your market!
Of course there will be no shortage of presentations
that are focused on technology. ZODB Tips and Tricks,
Taxonomy Building, Caching Strategies, Windows COM integration,
Best Practices of Zope/Plone development and a plethora of
other presentations. See more, "Symposium Talks":http://plone.org/events/regional/nola05/talks
All days will conclude with a outting to a local venue
in New Orleans. The symposium will end on time and there
will be a place pre-arranged for everyone to eat and a
time to meet up at another location to talk and listen to
some legendary New Orleans music. Plenty of time to meet
and talk to other interested parties.
- Looking for a contractor/consulting firm? There is no
better place to look in North America than this venue.
- Looking for potential clients? 30% of the first plone
symposium was composed of people interested in and looking
into the possibility of services.
- Looking to learn? Look at the talks/tutorials list. I
promise you will fill your brain to the rim in the day light
hours; if you cant get enough - there will be plenty of people
interested in talking in the evenings about technical musings
that interest them.
You can participate in the North American Plone Symposium at:
We would like to thank our current sponsors. We are looking for
more sponsors. Find out "how to become a sponsor":http://plone.org/events/regional/nola05/sponsorship
For any questions/comments please email "conference organizer":mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org