CMPros Spring Summit
West coast CMSers, it's time to get yo' summit on. The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars have announced that the 2008 CM Pros U.S. Spring Summit will take place on June 17, in conjunction with the fourth Annual Gilbane San Francisco Conference which is June 18-20 at the Westin Market Hotel in San Francisco. The summit will offer attendees an in-depth forum for discussing the business and technical side of managing and delivering dynamic content. Content Management Systems are generally viewed as being comprised of three predominant components: acquisition, management and delivery. The summit will focus on the delivery component of CMS, providing attendees with tactical real world solutions for delivering quality CMS despite increasing demands of content presentation. “We have packed a one-day program with sessions that will deliver practical, real-world solutions and provide attendees with a competitive industry edge," said Andrew Wilcox, CM Pros Technology Director and Summit Program Manager.

Topics and Session

A welcome feature of the program will be a "Quiz the Experts" session that will offer attendees the chance to ask questions to industry experts through a fun-tastic game show format. It will also introduce the "Use Case Challenge" in which CMS vendors will demonstrate their solutions for publishing content from one source to multiple channels. The CM Pros Summit frames itself as a meeting place for users, practitioners and vendors of just about every aspect of content and digital asset management, including information architecture, usability, implementation, metadata and taxonomy, search and change management. Both speakers and attendees can expect to: * Leverage best practices for dynamic delivery * Learn about the latest research, case studies and best practices * Share experiences with others and learn from peers * Identify next steps in content management implementations * Collaborate for solutions. Meet with partners, suppliers, and potential customers And like any summit, this will be a great opportunity to network with likeminded people in the industry.

Summit Speakers

Steve Powers, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research will by keynoting the event. He will be addressing the recent trend of enterprises using rich internet applications (RIA) frameworks like Ajax, JavaFX, Flex and Silverlight, and how these applications may force organizations to step back and re-think Web content management strategies. Other speakers include Christine Pierpoint, Senior Consultant at Welchman Consulting, whose topic will be "the marriage of Web 2.0 and Governance", and Michael Wechner, co-founder of Wyona, on "The integration of (Open) Social Networks". Topics to be addressed by other speakers include Multi-Channel Publishing, Web 2.0, RIA, CM mashup and rich internet applications in the real world. “We are extremely pleased that the CM Pros Summit will take place in conjunction with our annual conference in San Francisco,” said Frank Gilbane, Chair of the Gilbane Conferences. “Partnering with CM Professionals only increases the value we offer attendees in providing actionable information on current content management technologies that attendees can implement immediately.”

CM Pros Summit Registration Information

Registration for the CM Professionals Spring Summit is US $295 before May 12th and US $395 after May 12 if you're a CM Pros Member. For non-members, it's US$ 395 before May 12th and US $495 after. If you attend the summit, you'll be able to join CM Pros for US $75 -- a 25% discount off the regular fee. Head over to CM Pros for more registration, program and presenter info.