The Gilbane (news, site) San Fransisco conference is a few months away, but things are already starting to take shape. Depending on your area of interest -- web content management, enterprise content management, internet, intranet -- there will be something new for you to learn.

The pre-conference workshops have just been announced, here's a look:

  • Insider's Guide to Selecting WCM, Collaboration, and Social Software: Join Tony Byrne of CMS Watch to get a better understanding of the converging marketplace, who the key players are and how to traverse the roadmap to making the right technology/vendor decision for your needs.
  • Learn to Develop an Actionable Intranet Strategy: Scott Liewehr, a Gilbane senior analyst, will take you through the steps required to build an actionable intranet strategy
  • Managing Smart Content: How to Deploy XML Technologies across Your Organization: In this workshop, Gilbane senior consultant Dale Waldt and other members of the Gilbane practice on XML technologies will talk about their XML experiences and provide practical usage strategies.
  • A Methodology for Web Governance: Christine Pierpoint of WelchmanPierpoint, will guide you through the component of a Web governance lifecycle, take a look at the steps to create a Web governance framework and discuss best practices and model.

You can also take a closer look at the conference schedule which is broken down into tracks for Colleagues and Collaboration, Content Publishing, Customers and Engagement, and Content Technology.

The Gilbane San Francisco conference takes place May 18-20, 2010 at the West Market Street Hotel in San Francisco. Registration is open and every Conference Plus Package comes with a free Kindle.