Plone Conference 2006: Seattle, Washington, USA - October 25-27

The Plone Foundation has selected ONE/Northwest (and the Northwest Plone Community!) to host Plone Conference 2006 in Seattle, WA.

The dates are now confirmed for October 25 - 27, 2006.

The conference venue will be the Seattle Center's Northwest Rooms, home of the Space Needle, which is a beautiful public park/community center located right in the heart of Seattle.   It is within walking distance of hotels, food and lots of fun things to do.

We'll be putting out a lot more information about the conference over the next few weeks, including:

  • Finalized dates and surrounding event information
  • Information on how to become a sponsor  (If you are interested in sponsoring, please feel free to contact Jon Stahl directly.)
  • Registration information
  • Preliminary agenda and call for presentations

The official conference homepage on is now up at:

For now, we'd like to ask you to:

  1. Mark your calendar for October 25-27. 
    Please don't buy non-refundable airline tickets just yet, as we don't have a final contract on the space -- we expect to in the next week.
  2. Think about what you'd like to learn and what you'd like to share. 
    The Plone Conference is only successful to the extent that you actively participate.   We're going to try our hardest to make the conference -- and the planning process as open, transparent and participatory as possible -- just like Plone itself!
  3. Get excited. 
    The Pacific Northwest is home to a thriving Plone community, and we're thrilled to welcome you all to our special corner of the planet!

Folks travelling from abroad may want to get a jump on the logistics of international travel by consulting:

  • USA Visa Waiver Program - Folks from 27 countries (Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and a few others) don't need visas, so long as they have machine-readable passports. Read the fine print closely to see if your passport qualifies.  If your passport is old, you may need to apply for a new one.
  • USA Visitor Visas - Everyone else needs a visitor (B-1) visa. Not too difficult to get.