[VCARDDAV] Registration is now open for CalConnect XXIV, May 21-25, 2012, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dave Thewlis <Dave.Thewlis@calconnect.org> Mon, 19 March 2012 18:46 UTC

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Subject: [VCARDDAV] Registration is now open for CalConnect XXIV, May 21-25, 2012, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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This notice is going to the calendaring-related IETF lists.  Our apologies if you receive multiple copies; many people are on the same lists.

Registration is now open for CalConnect XXIV,  May 21-25, 2012, hosted by Patricia Egen Consulting in Chattanooga, Tennessee  

As usual, Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday morning will be the Interoperability Test Event; Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday will be the CalConnect Roundtable Technical Conference.  

General Information:

Logistics information for this event may be found at http://www.calconnect.org/calconnect24.shtml including travel, hotel, and other planning information.  A general schedule is posted, but will be updated nearer to the event with the actual session schedule and with topical agendas for the schedule.

The meeting venue and conference hotel is the Doubletree Hotel, 407 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN.  All meeting sessions and the Wednesday evening reception will be held at the Doubletree.  

The Doubletree is offering a room rate of $129 per night for CalConnect attendees if you book prior to 3 May and the room block is not already full.  To book directly with the hotel, you may go to this link http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/C/CHACHDT-PEC-20120520/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG or call 423-756-5150 to reserve and tell them you are attending the CalConnect conference.  Although the booking page says May 20-25 you may book from the 19th through the 26th at the special rate.  

I encourage you to register early for this event as well, as early registration helps us with event planning and logistics, in addition to restaurant reserfvations.  (Please remember that you need not pay when you register; if desired you may wait until the event and pay by credit card.0

About the Roundtable:

The exact schedule for TC Sessions is not yet fixed but should be determined early in April.   

Early registration for the Roundtable will be $350 through 5 May 2012, and $395 after that date.  Another reason to register early: you won't forget and miss the early registration deadline.  Please note that the early registration about applies so long as you register <= 5 May, even if you don't actually pay until the event.  

About the Interoperability Test Event:

We will be testing the following:

	• CalDAV Access
	• CalDAV Scheduling, including Implicit Scheduling
	• iMIP and iMIP Gateways
	• CardDAV
	• Timezone Service Protocol and Timezones by Reference

This list will be updated as additional testing areas are identified and requested by two or more testing organizations. 

We may be testing the following if two or more testing organizations express interest: 
Web Services (CalWS REST and CalWS SOAP)
In all cases at least two participating organizations must be interested in testing a particular area or scenario to form testing pairs. 

Additionally, we are planning on three special BOF sessions during the the Interoperability Test Event
Auto-discovery (continuation of BOF from CalConnect XXIII in February 2012)
vCard 3 to vCard 4 transition
Shared Address Books

The information page for the Interoperability Test event is at http://www.calconnect.org/iop1205.shtml.  A short descripttion of the BOFs at the test event will be added to this page in early April.

Please note that the Interoperability Test Event registration fee for non-vendor members is now $350 per person.  Test Event registration fees for vendor members and for non-members remain unchanged at $1795 and $2795 respectively for the first two participants, and $150 per additional participant.

Please contact me with any questions; my contact information is below.

Dave Thewlis

Dave Thewlis, Executive Director
CalConnect - The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium
+1 707 840 9391 voice | +1 707 498 2238 mobile | +1 415 946 3454 fax
http://www.calconnect.org | Dave.Thewlis@calconnect.org