Seminar suggestions for the JA-SIG Spring 2008 Conference

Barbara Glover barbara.glover at
Fri Jan 11 15:10:05 UTC 2008

Hi Paul
Thanks for sending this reminder out.

Is there a time slot already for the UCamp?  I think we typically  
have a 1/2 day UCamp but might want to look at making it a full day  
with some collaboration with developers.


On 10-Jan-08, at 5:56 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:

> Following up on my posting about the upcoming JA-SIG Spring 2008  
> Conference, I'm soliciting suggestions for half-day seminars and  
> tutorials to take place at the beginning and end of the event..
> The conference will take place April 27-30 at the Crowne Plaza  
> Hotel, St. Paul, MN. There will be participation from several  
> higher education community source projects, including uPortal,  
> Fedora, Internet2, Kuali, Sakai, and -- of course -- Fluid.
> We're hoping to have at least one Fluid-specific seminar, or one  
> that relates closely to Fluid goals, principles, technologies, or  
> techniques.
> If you'd like to see the sorts of topics that have been addressed  
> in the past, take a look at the 2007 Sunday and Wednesday seminars  
> at the JA-SIG 2007 Conference in Denver -- or any of the previous  
> JA-SIG conferences.  Topics can be deeply technical or of broad  
> general interest, but the approach is usually tutorial.  They can  
> be aimed at any group within the participating communities, but  
> there's a huge benefit when they cross community boundaries.   
> Topics that require a full day for presentation can be spread  
> across two half-day sessions (morning and afternoon on Sunday,  
> usually).
> There is an extra fee charged to seminar attendees, but the  
> presenter is rewarded with free registration to the conference.
> If you have an idea for a topic or a presenter you'd like to see,  
> please let me know right away.  (The planning committee is in the  
> process of finalizing the schedule.  I apologize for the short  
> notice.)  If possible, please include the following information:
> Title - a phrase or one sentence summary
> Description - approximately 4 - 5 sentences describing what an  
> attendee would expect to hear about; (graphics can also be included)
> Length - whether you expect the session to be a half-day or full- 
> day seminar
> Pre or Post - whether you would rather see the seminar on Sunday  
> (pre-conference) or on Wednesday (post-conference)
> Proposed presenter
> There are so many interesting threads of interest, ideas,  
> techniques, and disciplines in the Fluid project, that I'm  
> confident there are some really great seminars just waiting to be  
> given.   Please post your suggestions to this list, or send them to  
> me directly.
> Paul
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