1st Plone Conference Announcement

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**Plone: In Development and Production** Plone - the platform that extends the award-winning Zope application server is having it's first conference. Plone is used as the basis for building Intranets, Content Management Systems, Inventory Management systems and corporate websites. Now users, developers and consultants will have a opportunity to attend a three day conference specifically focusing on the Plone platform. If you use or plan on using Plone or Zope - *you do not want to miss this event!* The first Plone conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States from October 15-17, 2003. The conference space is located in Tulane University and will be supported by Tulane Univerisity Conference Services. There will be connectivity (wireless and corded), snacks, and lunches on campus (can accomodate both meat and leaf eaters alike). Of course, after the conference days we have all of New Orleans to choose from to drink, eat, and listen to fantastic music. The conference has two tracks of concerns or "themes" which are not specifically solely related to Plone. The themes are "Development" and "Production" and all tutorials and presentations will centered around the themes. This conference is to bootstrap the earliest of participants into the world of Plone and Zope. We are still accepting proposals for presentations and tutorials. The goal of the conference is simple: have fun, exchange ideas, and lots of interaction between participants and presenters. The Plone community have always been filled with gregarious members and conferences are a good way for people to put faces to names; sketch out problems on boards; demo software and ideas that are currently in development. There will be a keynote speaker (TBA) as well as a State of the Plone address by both Alexander Limi and Alan Runyan. Other talkers include: Chris McDonough from Zope Corp., Andy McKay and Laura Trippi. Most of the core Plone developers, will be in attendance. The goal is to give participants a good view on how Plone and supporting technologies are being used in the "Real World", whilst having a bit of fun. "Registration":http://plone.org/events/conferences/1/registration is now online (using Paypal). Accomodations are left to the participants (there are suggestions on the conference page). We will support the conference infrastructure and recommend places to socalize at after the conference. Come out to the conference and engross yourself into Plone for three days. Don't miss the early bird discounts on registration and tutorials! Register Now! "http://plone.org/events/conferences/1":http://plone.org/events/conferences/1 **The Plone Team**