Gilbane Boston Conference Agenda
Where, you ask? This time around -- in Boston. The upcoming Gilbane Boston 2008 Conference gives us thrills, that’s how exciting the conference program looks. Gilbane announced that the conference will focus on exploring the intersection between social media and content management.With social media and social networking forecasted by Gartner to be some of the hottest strategic trends for 2009, organizations need to be better prepared to integrate successful combinations of Web Content Management, enterprise search, text analytics, social computing and more to achieve greater results.

Focus and Purpose

“Where Content Management Meets Social Media” is the focus of the fifth annual Gilbane Boston Conference, set to take place December 2-4, 2008, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. The event’s purpose is to help organizations better understand how to address rapidly growing and increasingly diverse collections of content by implementing the latest technologies to create, manage, share and deliver richer content more easily, sometimes cheaper -- and often quicker.

What Will be Covered

As we’ve mentioned before, this year’s conference program promises to offer attendees several tracks that cover:* Web Content Management (WCM)* Enterprise search* Text analytics* Semantic technologies* Collaboration* Enterprise wikis and blogs* Enterprise 2.0* Technologies and Social Media* Content globalization and localization* Enterprise Content Management (ECM)* Enterprise Rights Management (ERM)* Publishing best practices* XML content strategies

Pre-Conference Workshops

There are four workshops that will take place on December 2 from 1-5 PM:# How to Select a Web Content Management System# Taxonomy, Thesaurus, Ontology: Building and Maintenance for Search # Buying and Implementing Content Management and Global Translation Management Systems # Making SharePoint Work in the Enterprise Full pre-conference workshop information can be found here.

CM Pros Summit

In conjunction with the conference, CM Pros are hosting a summit for all content management professionals with a focus on the lifecycle of content. The event will be held on December 2, 2008.Some of the event’s prominent presenters include Seth Gottlieb, Tony White, Bryant Shea and many others who are well worth listening to and learning from.

Conference Sessions

There’s a myriad of conference sessions scheduled to take place during the conference. Everything from WCM, ECM and multi-channel publishing to open source CMS, collaboration and semantic search will be discussed.Visit Gilbane to learn more about conference sessions. While Boston can be quite cold in the winter, it certainly is shaping up to be very hot at the conference. You can still register here and enjoy the abundance of knowledge sharing and networking come December.