Hello Movers and Shakers... ready to fly from Austin to San Jose to Boston? The fall season is busy, busy, busy. Following is a round-up of the major Content Management conferences around the corner.2006 IBM Information on Demand (IoD) Conference -- Oct. 15th - 20th in Anaheim, California IBM Information On Demand 2006 global conference is an information management event for business and IT executives, managers, professionals, DBA's and developers. The conference is not open to financial analysts. Those interested can select from over 800 sessions: a 2.5 day business leadership track with 180 sessions and a 4.5 day technical track with 650 sessions. Information On Demand is about creating business value and reducing risk by optimizing, virtualizing, and integrating all types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. See: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/ondemandbusiness/conf2006/ Interwoven GearUp '06 Europe -- Oct. 18-19th in London The second consecutive Gear Up event in Europe is an opportunity for businesses to learn how Interwoven's ECM solutions help accelerate revenue, improve operational effectiveness and manage risk across the enterprise. At Gear Up'06 industry analysts, Interwoven senior executives, partners, and customers -- including HBOS, Tesco, HSBC and AXA Group Solutions -- will share the value that Interwoven solutions deliver worldwide. The conference includes over 30 breakout sessions focusing on areas including customer experience, product development, solutions and technology innovation. See: http://www.interwoven.com/events/conferences/gearup06_emea/ Vignette Village North American Customer Conference -- Oct. 23rd - 25th in Austin, TX The seventh annual Vignette Village North American Customer Conference brings together Vignette customers, prospects and partners to discuss current Enterprise Content Management (ECM) trends, strategies, and best practices. During the three day event, attendees will hear over 80 presentations by industry practitioners. Five Conference “Tracks” are available to attendees: Business, Implementation, Products and Technologies, Developer Deep Dive, and Healthcare. Vignette will also hold a “Village” Conference in Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 29th - Dec. 1st See: http://www.vignettevillage.com/ Plone Conference 2006 -- Oct. 25th - 27th in Seattle, Washington The fourth annual Plone Conference will comprise three full days of talks, tutorials and workshops for Plone developers, folks implementing Plone in their organizations and people who are new to the Plone community. The conference will feature both technical and non-technical talks covering the past, present and future of Plone and its vibrant community. See: http://plone.org/events/conferences/seattle-2006 Content Management 2006 -- Oct. 31st- Nov. 2nd in San Jose, CA Content Management 2006 is billed as a practical 3-day conference for content management professionals and IT managers who are responsible for organizing and managing information repositories and content assets within organizations. Each day of the conference there will be 4-6 “sessions” focusing on topics ranging from, “Managing Content as an Asset,” to “Tagging, Interface, Content Organization & Infrastructure.” See: http://www.contentmanagement2006.com ECM West Conference & Expo -- Nov. 6th -8th, 2006 in San Jose, CA ECM West will provide conference tracks designed to help create measurable business value from information assets. Like its east coast counterpart -- the AIIM Conference & Expo – the ECM West will cover a variety of subjects, from compliance and standards to information integration, access and findability. Google Enterprise will host the Google Enterprise Seminar in a Box series and will be showcasing Google's search and collaboration tools on Wednesday, November 8th. Conference goers can compare, contrast, and evaluate the ECM solutions you may have already been researching online. See: http://www.ecmwest.com Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies -- Nov. 28th - 30th in Boston, MA The 3rd Annual Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies, will feature 34 sessions and panel discussions on topics including Web Content Management (WCM), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Collaboration, Enterprise Wikis & Blogs, Enterprise Search & Search-based Applications, Enterprise Digital Rights Management (eDRM), and Automated Publishing. Six “Tracks” are available to conference goers: Automated Publishing, Case Study, Collaboration & Enterprise Blogs & Wikis, Content Management, Enterprise DRM, and Enterprise Search. Over 45 exhibitors will be present, including Microsoft, RedDot Solutions, Vignette, NewsGator, Stellant, InterWoven, and Design Apps. Technology demonstrations will be held on Nov. 29th and 30th. See: http://gilbaneboston.com/ CM Pros Fall 2006 Summit -- Nov. 27th in Boston, MA CM Professionals will host its sixth Summit at the Westin Copley Place, 27 November, 2006 in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies Boston. This year's Summit theme is "Content Management and the World Enterprise". Participants will have an opportunity to get advice and recommendations from well-established experts in the field, and to exchange ideas with peers working in the dynamic, increasingly important content management community of practice. See: http://www.cmprofessionals.org/events/summit/fall2006/