New Orleans Symposium, March 8-10, 2006

The final stretch before the conference is here - early bird registrations have ended. The talks and tutorials have been finalized. The Wednesday and Thursday afternoon parties are being planned. Andrei Codrecsu has committed to keynoting. And we have started spreading the word across various media outlets -- your help would be appreciated. Register and come to New Orleans to support Plone.

Bringing Open Source Software to Your Business

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 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.

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