Compendium Institute -- 2005 Workshop -- Washington, DC November 10-11

 

Announcement

 

Introduction

The international community of Compendium users, researchers, and developers has grown tremendously in the past few years. Innovative uses of the software and approach are blooming all over. We have not had a general gathering since 2000, and since then the number of Compendium users has increased many fold. The objective of this workshop is to bring together the Compendium users to a) learn from each other, b) provide a Compendium tutorial to teach basic principles, and c) develop a stronger Open Source user community.

 

Our 2005 Workshop will be held at Touchstone Consulting in downtown Washington DC, on November 10th and 11th, sponsored by Touchstone and NASA. We invite your participation in this event. The workshop will proceed in three parts:

 

-      A half-day introductory tutorial workshop

-      Two general sessions for presentations, discussion, and networking

-      A Compendium Institute business meeting

 

See below for information on registering for each of these. We hope to see you in Washington in November!

 

The Compendium Institute 2005 Workshop Organizing Committee:

Al Selvin, Kathleen Rice, Maarten Sierhuis, Jeff Conklin, Simon Buckingham Shum, Dilpreet Chowdhry, Eugene Eric Kim, Nick Papadopolous, Chuck Palus.

 

 

Schedule of events

Our 2005 conference will be structured as follows.

 

Thursday, November 10

8:30 AM-12 PM: Introductory tutorial workshop (presented by Al Selvin, Simon Buckingham Shum, Maarten Sierhuis)

Who should attend: People interested in learning more about Compendium software and methods in a classroom setting. Participants should bring their own laptop computer with Compendium software already installed.

 

1 PM-5:30 PM: General session - presentations, discussion, and networking

Who should attend: People interested in hearing about and discussing Compendium research, development, and best practices.

 

Friday, November 11

8:30 AM-1 PM: General session - presentations, discussion, and networking

Who should attend: People interested in hearing about and discussing Compendium research, development, and best practices.

 

1:30-3 PM Compendium software discussion: new features, issues, Q&A

Who should attend: People interested in hearing about and discussing the ongoing evolution of Compendium software tools, including the technical dimensions.

 

3 PM - 6 PM Compendium Institute business meeting

Who should attend: People interested in fostering the organizational development and growth of the Compendium Institute and Open Source user community.

 

Registration

Thanks to the folks at Touchstone Consulting, we now have an excellent facility to meet in on November 10th and 11th, 2005, in Washington, DC. Up to 45 people can be accommodated. Space is limited, so please register early.

 

Fees. Registration includes breakfast, light refreshments at breaks, lunch, and copies of any workshop materials. You can register for any or all of the following:

 

Introductory tutorial workshop (Nov. 10):    $25

General session I (Nov. 10):                          $25

General session II (Nov. 11):                          $50

 

All sessions:                                          $100

 

Registration fees go to defray general expenses. Please let us know if you are interested in a scholarship to the event.

 

To register, send an email to registration@compendiuminstitute.org with your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, mailing address, and any special dietary needs or other information we should be aware of. We’ll contact you with payment info.

 

Note: We’ll make reservations for a group dinner on the 10th for anyone interested. Please let us know if you’d like to join this in your registration email.

 

Hotel reservations are up to each attendee. We’ll put some suggestions on the conference web page. Touchstone Consulting is located near Dupont Circle (Map).

 

Call for Presentations

Please see our CFP at www.compendiuminstitute.org/community/2005/cfp.html

 

Sponsors

The Compendium Institute thanks Touchstone Consulting, USRA/RIACS, NASA, and Cognexus Institute for their support of this workshop.