I know there's been some speculation lately as to whether or not cf.Objective() was even on for 2011. With the demise of CFUnited, it speculation to that effect would make sense... conferences are passé, right? It's all about the freebies, the mini-cons, the one-day luncheon-style get-togethers. Well, let me say this:
The rumors (if there are any) of our demise are greatly exaggerated!
I'll be posting news and information about the conference here as time passes, but I just wanted to note that the dates and venue have been posted on the cf.Objective() site. We're at the same Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis that we were last year, and our dates are May 12-14, 2011, for your planning and resource-gathering edification.
In other news...
I'd like to welcome a few new members to the Steering Committee:
- Bob Silverberg (our new content chair)
- Stephen Withington (content chair)
- Jason Dean (member at large)
These intrepid souls join the existing rag-tag crew for what is both a pleasure and a huge sacrifice... we owe them a great deal of gratitude.
Oh, and that "existing rag-tag crew" consists of:
- Steven Hauer (co-chair)
- Jared Rypka-Hauer (co-chair)
- Barbara Louis and Jim Louis (mother-son power team from Best Meetings, Inc., and they are the Best!)
- Andy Pittman (member at large)
- Matt Woodward (member at large)
Without the folks who put so much effort into this conference, it really would never happen.
Mark your calendars, keep your eyes peeled and your RSS readers tuned, and we'll keep you posted as things move forward.
And that, as the bard has said, is the rest of the story.