Linux Users Forum and Awards Presentations - 30 Oct 2000 - Wash. D.C. AWARDS... EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES
David C. Dickson
Wed, 16 Aug 2000 18:48:52 -0400
First Annual Linux User's Training Conference
"New Enterprise Solutions Through Linux"
October 30, 2000
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
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THIS IS A PREMIER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR COMPANY TO EXHIBIT AND SHOWCASE YOUR LINUX
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. GO TO OUR WEB SITE. WE ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL AT PRODUCING
EVENTS THAT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY.
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... new sponsors to be announced.
Purpose of Conference:
Twenty-six percent (26%) of federal installations have reported use of the Linux
operating system in their organization, as reported by IDC. IDC also estimates
that "most of the government's sophisticated, back-office computers will be running
Linux by 2002." Just when agencies are turning to enterprise-wide solutions
and mainframe class applications, the Linux operating system offers a new and
This will be a one-day conference that will present agency plans and strategies
for deploying new and innovative Linux applications.
The conference will focus on those Linux applications that are in the early or
test bed stage AND will likely evolve into enterprise-level deployments.
Who Should Attend:
* Government technical managers
* Agency executives
* Program managers
* Agency e-commerce planners
* Companies with Linux related products and services
* Government executives responsible for enterprise applications
* Military command and control officers
What Attendees Will Learn:
* Where and how Linux is being used
* New plans for enterprise applications
* Innovative ideas and strategies
* New opportunities for Linux products and services
* Agency plans for new and innovative enterprise applications
Recognizing Technical Achievement:
Also at this conference, awards will be presented to those U.S. government organizations
that have taken a technology leadership role in developing innovative Linux Applications.
Award categories to be considered:
* Innovative applications
* Enterprise-wide applications
* Military Command and Control
* Electronic Commerce
* Science and Research
* Mobile Office and Portable Applications
* Management and Leadership
Candidate projects will be submitted to a joint industry-government team for
evaluation and selection.
The winners will receive recognition at the event, with their agency, and in
Members of the evaluation team include:
* INPUT Federal
* Federal Executive Review Panel
* Mr. Art Chantker, President, The Potomac Forum Ltd., Chair
Please survey your agency and department. If your organization has one --or
more -- Linux applications in the early stages of evaluation, planning, test,
or deployment -- tell us about your project and the team running it. Initially
we only need a max of 1 page summary of the project and a point of contact at
the team so that we can obtain additional information as needed. Closing date
for submission of your candidate project teams is 7 September 2000.
How to submit your project for consideration:
Outline for Candidate Submission
1. Name of project, Department/Agency. Phone, email and web site contact information
for Team/Project Leader and team members.
2. Brief description of the project. Focus on the application, reason for selection
of Linux. Status.
3. Potential Impact. If the project or test is successful, describe the magnitude
of the deployment and impact on the project and/or government enterprise.
4. Contractor(s) supporting the project (if any) and Point of Contact
The First Annual Federal Users Training Conference will also highlight the new
and exciting applications that are in place today and are in development. Exhibits,
demonstrations and presentations will allow federal users to become informed
of new Linux products and services.
Agency presentations will focus on projects in the early stages that will provide
innovative enterprise-level applications. Leaders will be recognized for their
contributions and technology innovation.
Please respond today with your candidates.
Submit your candidates by email or fax to:
Federal Linux Users Forum
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Potomac Forum Ltd and Market*Access are independent organizations not associated
by any Linux supplier or manufacturer.
See our current list of sponsors and find out how you can become one!
Government training forms and credit cards accepted.
The registration fee for this important training conference is:
Government Credit Card or Check in Advance: $295.00
Government Training Forms/Purchase Order: $345.00
Industry and Federal Contractors: $595
Questions ? Call Colleen Harbison at 301-652-0810 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEB SITE: WWW.MARKETACCESS.ORG
Potomac Forum, Ltd.
The forum of choice for government training.
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