San Francisco to Host 2011 Plone Conference

The Plone Foundation Board today unanimously endorsed the choice ofits membership and named San Francisco, California (USA) as the hostcity for the 2011 Plone Conference.

The membership vote was a close one between two strong and diverse proposals, leaving the board in the enviable position of knowing that either choice would give them an excellent venue and strong team organizing the event in that location.

Simples Consultoria and Menttes with support of Associação Python Brasil and Plone Cono Sur made the proposal of a conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

The winning proposal, of San Francisco, was made by Elizabeth Leddy and Tom Kapanka. The selection of the San Francisco bid will result in the Foundation taking on more responsibilities for the event than in previous conferences - something the board acknowledged in their deliberations.

The annual conference will be held in late October 2011, with initial information about the conference going out in the next few weeks. This will be the first time the conference has been held in the US since 2008 in Washington, DC. The 2009 conference was held in Budapest, Hungary; while the recent 2010 conference was held in Bristol, UK.

Calvin Hendryx-Parker, President of the Plone Foundation thanked both groups for their strong and well-supported bids. "It's a shame we can't have two conferences, particularly in light of the strides being made by the Plone community in South America."