Lighthouse Seminars and the Gilbane Group released some late breaking news on next week’s Gilbane San Francisco, including new sponsors and exhibitors, new details on the various debates, and preliminary survey results on the hot topics of most interest to attendees. Adobe’s Enterprise Solutions and Developer Group has joined the event as a Gold sponsor. See other recent announcements on some of the new products and features to be shown by the 50+ exhibitors at . In addition to Gilbane’s popular analyst session, two analysts will face-off on 7 topics they disagree on in “Content Technologies: A Town Hall Debate”. See . These debates complement the CMS Idol competition taking pace that is open to all, see . The early results from a survey on questions to ask the keynote panel show the topics attendees are most interested in are, in order: (78%) What are the top 3 technologies that must be considered in any content management strategies in the next 12-24 months? (60%) Are there any breakthrough classification or metadata tagging technologies on the horizon that you should be watching for? (57%) How will content management lite offerings from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM affect the content management market? (55%) How is widespread adoption of RSS/Atom going to affect content delivery? And what does this mean to enterprise content management or publishing strategies? (55%) What new publishing technologies should we expect to see in the next 12-18 months? Will they make it easier to incorporate better design elements to improve customer facing applications? (55%) Is there any real breakthrough search technology search on the horizon that you should consider for your intranet or extranet applications? (49%) How will Blog and Wiki tools be used in enterprise content applications? How are they being used today? (49%) Are there authoring tools on the horizon that are both user-friendly and capable of authoring for both electronic and print output? Partial results of the responses to all the questions are available at To participate in the survey go to . Also, the top write-in question topic so far is on globalization and content management. This is a hot topic at the event – there are multiple sessions covering it, and many vendors showing related products and services – some of them have even put together a Content Globalization Pavilion.
There are over 100 expert speakers covering these and other topics. The complete conference program is at href=” The event is immediately preceded by the Content Management Professionals Association Spring Summit. See the Summit program at