Gilbane San Francisco 2007

Information management tutorials from the experts

Gilbane San Francisco pre-conference tutorials are the best way to get a serious jump start on our 3 days of education and exhibits, and on your information management project. Our instructors are the most well-known in their field, and are experienced consultants whose tutorials consistently get rave reviews from attendees.

This year’s tutorials include:

Web Content Management Systems: Architectures & Products
Tony Byrne, Founder, CMS Watch, Publisher, The CMS Report

Search: Navigating the Selection and Procurement Process
Lynda Moulton, Lead Analyst, Enterprise Search, Gilbane Group

Principles of Web Operations Management (WOM)
Lisa Welchman, President, Welchman Consulting

Taxonomy Development and Implementation
Seth Earley, Earley & Associates

Complete tutorial descriptions are at:

Registration information

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Three Co-located Information Technology Events – Program Updates

Our collection of three co-located IT events: the 4th Annual Gilbane San Francisco Conference plus The LISA Forum USA plus The CM PROS Summit at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA – April 10-13, 2007, brings together the industry’s most knowledgabe and dynamic collection of analysts, solution providers, consultants & enterprise practitioners.

Gilbane San Francisco Conference Tracks Include:

  • Content Management
  • Web Content Management
  • Enterprise Search
  • Collaboration & Enterprise Blogs & Wikis
  • Publishing Technology and Best Practices
  • Plus More … Click here to get more details

Sessions Include:

  • To choose the CM solution to meet your global needs
  • Taking globalization strategies to the next level
  • Methods to attract international search traffic to your site
  • Why it is critical to culturally customize your site
  • Plus More … Click here to get more details

CM PROS Summit
Sessions Include:

  • Creating a stakeholder Management Plan
  • Planning and Completing a Successful Portal Migration
  • Content Management: a Process, NOT a Product
  • CMS Best Practice: Integrating Web CM, Email, & Analytics
  • Scorecard to Measure the Success of your CM Project
  • Plus More … Click here to get more details

See the full program schedule

Register now and receive an additional $100 discount – Use discount code “Gilbane” If you don’t have time to attend one of 3 events you can sign-up for the Technology Showcase pass at no charge and …

  • Attend one or both Keynotes
  • Have Full Access to the Exhibit Area
  • Join us for the Sponsor Reception in the Exhibit Area on April 11th

Register today or get more information at

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Gilbane San Francisco Program Now Available

You won’t want to miss our 3rd Annual Gilbane San Francisco 2007 Conference. In addition to our in-depth coverage of information technologies and content management strategies, we are pleased to have the LISA Forum USA co-locate with our event, providing expanded coverage of content globalization issues. Both programs are now available at
Gilbane Conference tracks include:
- Web Content Management (WCM)
- Content Management (ECM)
- Enterprise Search & Information Access
- Collaboration, Enterprise Blogs & Wikis
- Publishing Technology, Strategy & Best Practices
- Plus the LISA Forum on Content Globalization
The conference program schedule, tutorial, track and session descriptions are all available on the conference site. Here are some useful links:
Complete conference schedule:

Pre-conference tutorials:

Conference session descriptions:

The complete LISA program description:

Registration information:

Don’t forget there are early bird discounts.
See you there!

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Gilbane San Francisco 2007 & LISA Forum Schedule Published

As Frank mentioned on our main blog:
The conference track descriptions and the conference session schedule have now been published. Complete tutorial and conference session descriptions will be published soon, along with the speaker list.
Track descriptions:

Conference schedule:

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CM Pros Call for Participation for 2007 US Spring Summit: deadline Jan 22, ’07

The 2007 CM Pros Spring summit will take place on April 13, the day after the Gilbane Conference and LISA Forum in San Francisco. Plan now to attend. Details are available on the CM Pros website.
The Spring CM Pros Summit focuses on how to effectively manage content management projects. Because many factors impact content management systems—including significant financial costs, stakeholders from all levels of an organization, new business processes as well as complex tools and technologies—the stakes and risks are high. Effective project management increases the likelihood of successfully implementing a content management system that meets your business requirements, on schedule, and on budget. This summit will cover how to effectively plan, manage, and implement complex content management projects. The goal is to give participants a range of tools they can use for their projects.
CM Pros is looking for moderators to lead roundtable discussions and instructors to lead hands-on workshops that meet the overall theme of the conference (Managing Content Management Projects). Specifically, we’re interested in sessions dedicated to:
* Managing project stakeholders—Who are the key stakeholders in a content
management process? How do you create buy-in and manage expectations? How do you manage the organizational and people changes required to implement this technology?
* Creating project roadmaps—What are the elements of a content management implementation project? What are the best practices and processes? How do you develop business cases and return on investment models, identify and manage risk, define and manage quality metrics?
* Understanding tools, technologies, and best practices—What are the nuts and bolts required of a content management system? What are the qualities of an effective implementation that embrace best practices and deliver on the promise of content management?
CM Pros welcomes submissions at all levels; many of the conference attendees are experts in their fields, while some are new to content management. Submissions must meet all the requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. All sessions must be submitted in the requested abstract formatand must be original work of professional quality. See the submissionschedule below.
NOTE: Marketing/promotional presentations will not be considered.
The application must contain the following:
* Moderator name and complete contact information (email, phone, mailing address)
* Roundtable or workshop title
* Short Description, 100-word (suitable for marketing purposes)
* Long Abstract, 300-500 word (suitable for marketing purposes)
* List of keywords (10 words max.)
* Estimate of technical knowledge required of attendees
* Submission schedule
To be considered, send your submission to
Application Deadline: January 22, 2007, noon EST.
Acceptance Notification Due: January 24, 2007

Presenter substitutions are not permitted, except in the case of anemergency and are subject to CM Pros’ prior approval. In the event apresenter cannot fulfill his/her commitment, the presenting company will notbe guaranteed a speaking spot for an alternative representative.

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Call for Papers Deadline: San Francisco & Washington DC

A quick reminder to mark your calendar, and to submit your speaking proposals before the upcoming deadlines:
Gilbane San Francisco
April 10-12, 2007, Palace Hotel
Call for Papers Deadline: January 3rd, 2007
Gilbane Washington DC
June 5-7, 2007, Reagan Building
Call for Papers Deadline: January 15th, 2007

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LISA Forum and CM Pros to Co-Locate with 2007 Gilbane Conferences on Content Management Technologies (press release)

Boston MA, December 11, 2006. The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference series is extending its reach into complementary technologies in 2007 with the co-location of both the LISA Forum and the CM Pros Summit. Having established itself as the industry’s top forum for bringing together industry experts, vendors and end users to share new content management technologies and real-world experiences, the addition of these new events to the Gilbane Conferences will help further educate attendees and drive business success.
LISA (Localization Industry Standards Association) is one of the leading international associations for globalization professionals and organizations doing business around the world. It has distilled the right ways and wrong ways of supporting international customers, products and services over the last fifteen years from more than 500 corporate members, public & private institutions, government ministries and trade organizations. CM Pros (Content Management Professionals Association) is the worldwide organization for people who want to learn more about content management from other CM professionals.
“Our partnership with Gilbane illustrates the structural link between globalization services and managing content globally,” said Michael Anobile, Managing Director of LISA. “Users of globalization tools, technologies and standards now have a single point of reference for the expertise required to develop, sell and support products, customers and information services worldwide.”
In its three years since inception, the Gilbane Conferences (Boston, Washington DC and San Francisco) have rapidly gained a reputation for being the premiere content management events to attend due to the focus of providing neutral and educational information to attendees. The events will offer attendees a chance to learn about Web content management, enterprise content management, collaboration, enterprise wikis & blogs, globalization & localization, enterprise search & search based applications, enterprise digital rights management, and automated publishing.
“Because we are strictly neutral with regard to vendors, analysts, enterprises, and consultants, we have been able to maintain a constant dialog with each group, all of whom are our customers, and all of whom we have learned from,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “Our conference content is carefully designed by our team of consultants and analysts to ensure the focus is on what you need to know to successfully plan and implement content technology solutions. Partnering with LISA and CM Pros only increases the value we offer attendees in providing actionable information that attendees can implement immediately.”
For more information on the 2007 Gilbane Conferences, visit:
Welz & Weisel Communications
Evan Weisel, 703-218-3555
Cell: 703-628-5754
Jeffrey V. Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

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Gilbane San Francisco site is now live

We’ll be focused on our upcoming Boston conference for the next few weeks, but we are already working on our annual Spring event in San Francisco, April 10 – 13. We will be back at the Palace Hotel. The conference site address is now live at:

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Gilbane San Francisco 2007 speaker proposals

With the Boston program complete, we have been getting requests for the deadline for speaking proposals for our Gilbane San Francisco conference April 10-13, 2007. We publish this info at on the bottom of the page when we have it. The deadline for submitting proposals for Gilbane San Francisco 2007 is January 3, 2007.

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