An expanded double conference session provides a moderated discussion on W3C’s XForms, Microsoft’s InfoPath, and Adobe’s XML/PDF eForms technology

Joy Blake Scott 
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri 
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA , February 10, 2004 . The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced a special expanded conference session on electronic forms at the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles , March 24-26, 2004.

“New eForms technologies promise to have a profound effect on information collection, integration, and collaboration” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair, “With Microsoft, Adobe, and eForms vendors all building more accessible interfaces to XML-based electronic forms, there will be a giant leap in the ability of both large and small enterprises and departments to easily implement forms based business solutions that integrate with other enterprise information systems. Businesses need to learn what these new technologies can do for them.”

The special session, “Electronic Forms & Content Management” will be held Thursday March 25, 3:00 – 5:00pm and be moderated by Bill Trippe , Senior Editor, The Gilbane Report, and author of “ Microsoft, Adobe & XForms to Shake Up Electronic Forms Market ” (Gilbane Report Vol. 11, No 8, October 2003). Speakers include: Chuck Myers , Technology Strategist, Adobe (NasdaqNM:ADBE) ; Micah Dubinko , Chief XML Architect, Cardiff Software; and Amber Kinney , Product Manager, InfoPath, Microsoft (NasdaqNM:MSFT) .

“eForms have a growing role beyond ECM, as they are emerging as the primary interface between people, processes and programs.”, said Bill Trippe, Track Chair, and Moderator. “It is no accident that significant initiatives – Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA, and the like – are forms-centric. There is a lot you need to pay attention to here. This session will help you understand the landscape of current capabilities and provide insight into what will be available soon. ”

The conference program is entirely focused on content management technologies, and includes 26 sessions and tutorials covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy.

Microsoft is the Platinum sponsor of the Gilbane Content Management Conference in Los Angeles . Gold sponsors include Vignette, Context Media, and GMC Software. Other sponsors include IDC, InfoWorld, eContent Magazine, CMSWatch, Transform Magazine, XML Journal, Web Services Journal, OASIS, IDEAlliance, OSCOM, WOW, and G-SAM. For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors see 

For more information on the Gilbane Content Management Conference in LA see .

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, industry conferences and professional services. The Gilbane Report ( ) administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), Vasont, Venetica, Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN), and INS CI (OTCBB:INSS).

About Lighthouse Seminars 

Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs.