The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that the San Francisco Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies (held last week at the Palace Hotel) saw a significant increase in end-user attendance (over 20 percent), vendor sponsorships, as well as analyst and media turn out. The event brought together the industry’s top experts to discuss the hottest topics of the day – compliance, XML strategy for information interchange, enterprise use of blog & wiki technology, and much more. The event in San Francisco attracted attendees interested in learning, evaluating and purchasing the latest content management technologies. End users came from organizations, including: PG&E, Bay Area Air Quality Management, Mervyns, Blue Shield of California, Ernst & Young, Stanford University, National Cancer Institute, Marriott International,, Visa, Bank of the Orient, Raytheon, Staples, Mastercard, and Thomson Healthcare. The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies will host its Boston event November 29- December 1 at the Westin Copley Place. Topics and technologies that will be covered at the Boston event include blogs, wikis, RSS, XQuery, enterprise rights management, and tools to assist with compliance, etc.; underused technologies like taxonomies and categorization; and “traditional” technologies including content management, document management, enterprise search, enterprise/content integration, authoring, and digital asset management. The Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies is hosted three times a year. In addition to the San Francisco and Boston events, an event is held in Amsterdam, May 24-26. The deadline for the call for papers for Boston is May 15, 2005.,