Announcement: The JA-SIG 2009 Conference Program is Online

Paul Zablosky Paul.Zablosky at ubc.ca
Mon Jan 12 18:29:10 UTC 2009


*THE JA-SIG 2009 CONFERENCE PROGRAM IS ONLINE!*

*Higher Education Open Source Communities - Working Together*
March 1-4, 2009
Dallas, Texas, USA

Registration for the JA-SIG Spring Conference in Dallas is open at 
http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/09spring/registration.html and the 
conference program has been published: 
http://www.ja-sig.org/jasigconf/program.jsp

You'll find great presentations and supplementary seminars on CAS, 
DSpace, Fedora, Fluid, Kuali, Internet2, Sakai, and uPortal--

    * Conference events run Monday, March 2nd through Wednesday, March 4th
    * Supplementary seminars are scheduled all day Sunday and Wednesday
      afternoon
    * A BarCamp and a DSpace/Fedora mashup are scheduled for Wednesday
      afternoon (See the site description for this event)
    * Extra developer meetings will follow on Thursday and Friday.

You'll find stimulating keynote addresses by--

    * *James Hilton,* Vice President and Chief Information Officer at
      the University of Virginia
    * *Christian Crumlish,* Curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library
    * *Brewster Kahle,* Founder and Director of The Internet Archive

You'll find special sessions, panels, and BOFs addressing strategic 
issues for open source.

You'll find plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with colleagues--

    * Reception on Sunday evening!  (featuring "PowerPoint Karoake", a
      hallowed JA-SIG tradition)
    * Poster Session with refreshments on Monday evening!
    * Dallas-Dine-Around on Tuesday evening!

There's never been a better time to register:  
http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/09spring/registration.html; But early 
registration discounts end on January 30, 2009!
Visit the main conference site at 
http://www.ja-sig.org/conferences/09spring/index.html for all the details. 

Join us to learn more about open/community source projects and 
technology trends, share ideas and collaborate with your peers.  See you 
in Dallas in March!

-The JA-SIG 2009 Conference Program Committee

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