OpenPublish2008,events, open standards Allette Systems, providers of publishing system design and integration and aXtive Minds, a consulting group focusing on XML and Web technology are hosting Open Publish 2008. To be held April 23-24, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland, Open Publish 2008 will focus on both the management and implementation issues relating to publishing technology based on open standards.The conference, which offers pre-conference tutorials, two days of conference sessions following management and technical tracks and two keynote addresses (plus a cocktail party!) covers a wide array of publishing topics critical to today’s workplace by some of the publishing community's leading thinkers and practitioners. Speaking of leaders, keynote speakers scheduled to present include: * Eliot Kimber, Senior Content Engineer at Really Strategies, Inc. * Rick Jelliffe, Chief Technology Officer and Developer of XML Productivity Tools at Topologi Pty Ltd. Specifically designed for professionals from both commercial and enterprise publishing environments, attendees will be involved with designing, developing and managing change to cope with continuously evolving publishing solutions. With so much to learn about this changing platform, there's no better time to immerse yourself in the open technology standards, business and human factors that are driving change in the publishing process. More information about individual sessions and speakers is available. Registration is open and group discounts are offered.