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a conference management web application

XTech Conference
a European web technology conference

XTech 2007 is go!

I've just published the call for participation for XTech 2007.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The Ubiquitous Web”. As the web reaches further into our lives, we will consider the increasing ubiquity of connectivity, what it means for real world objects to be connected with the web, and the increasing blurring of the lines between virtual worlds and our own.

XTech will have its usual four tracks: Applications, Browser Technologies, Core Technology, Open Data. Keynotes addresses will be given by Adam Greenfield, author of “Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing”, Gavin Starks of Global Cool and designers of the future Matt Webb and Jack Schulze.

Head over to the call pages and submit your proposal. The deadline is 15 December 2006. The conference itself is in Paris, France, 15-18 May 2007.


The publication of the XTech call is doubly exciting for me. XTech 2007 will be the first conference to be managed completely from Expectnation, the software I've been building over the course of the last year.

Expectnation is a web-based system for managing conferences and training events. Right now we're conducting tests with some customers, and are working hard on readying the system for a public trial.

The particular strengths of Expectnation include the management of speakers, proposals and delegates. If you would like to stay informed of our progress, there's a place to sign up for news on the Expectnation home page.

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