[Fwd: [OGC Press Release] OGC Announces Fall Interoperability Day]

Dave Patton dpatton at confluence.org
Wed Aug 30 08:25:02 PDT 2006

Before September 20th, the registration fee for this
Interoperability Day is $75.00, rising to $100.00 after
October 2nd.
The day includes a "Vendor Interoperability Showcase".

This is in association with the 4-day
October 2006 OGC Technical Committee Meeting

As a non profit organization, OSGeo qualifies for an
OGC Associate membership($1,100.00USD):
and that membership level includes one free registration
for the Technical Committee Meeting:
(provided the attendee lives close by, or stays
in the meeting hotel)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [OGC Press Release] OGC Announces Fall Interoperability Day
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 10:19:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: OGC Press Release <announce at opengeospatial.org>
Reply-To: announce at opengis.org, announce at opengeospatial.org
To: media at mail.opengeospatial.org

For information about this announcement, contact:

Sam Bacharach
Executive Director, Outreach and Community Adoption
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc
tel: +1-703-352-3938
sbacharach at opengeospatial.org


Wayland, MA, August 30, 2006 - The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. ®
(OGC), announces an Interoperability Day Seminar on October 4, 2006 to
be held in conjunction with its Technical and Planning Committee
Meetings in Tyson's Corner, Vienna, Virginia. The event is open to all
and will focus on the state of geospatial and information technology
interoperability. The seminar will include a keynote address,
multi-vendor demonstration, and panel discussions. Topics will include
the value of interoperability and standards, and the challenges ahead.

Doug Eberhard, Chief Technical Officer of Parsons Brinckerhoff, will
speak about "Extending the Geospatial Landscape: Addressing the
Complexities of the Urban Landscape" in the keynote presentation.
Speakers including Jim Knudsen, GIO of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, Johnny Tolliver, member of the Computing Applications
group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Thomas Gay, Assistant Vice
President and Manager of commercial insurer FM Global's Engineering
Plan Services will share their perspectives on how interoperability
plays a role in government, research and private industry.
Participating OGC members will show off their solutions in a Vendor
Interoperability Showcase providing attendees the chance to get more
familiar with implementations of OGC standards. The final session of
the day, hosted by OGC staff, will give attendees the chance to help
craft future efforts by sharing input on priorities.

The event will be held at the Sheraton Premier, Grand Ballroom,
Tyson's Corner from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and includes morning coffee,
lunch and an evening social hour. To view the complete agenda and to
register, please visit http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/0610interop for
registration and fee details.

The OGC® is an international industry consortium of more than 320
companies, government agencies, research organizations, and
universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly
available interface specifications. OpenGIS Specifications support
interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
location services, and mainstream IT. They empower developers to make
complex spatial information and services useful with all kinds of
applications. See http://www.opengeospatial.org.

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