An update for you from our friends at Latitude Geographics in Victoria BC, Canada. Recall the company’s annual Geocortex User Conference is scheduled for June 8-9, 2010 (just around the corner). In an effort to accommodate their customers, the company is doing something a little different this year – the event will be a virtual one. Apparently feedback from their clients seemed to indicate that budget cuts have taken their toll and have resulted in limited travel budget for many. In a nice move Steven and crew from Latitude Geographics (ESRI International BP Award Winner) have decided to put on a virtual event complemented with live video streaming and web-enabled interactive tools.
About the event… The conference will officially begin with a live plenary session Tuesday morning. Core sessions delivered Tuesday and Wednesday will provide content for advanced developers, new developers, and non-technical attendees. The conference will conclude on Wednesday afternoon with a live summary session followed by Q & A. More about the event on their blog from CEO Steven Myhill-Jones
See more details at http://www.geocortex.net/uc/
Follow the GeoCortex team on Twitter @Geocortex
I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more of this in the future (example, just this week Google I/O was streamed live on YouTube and many presentations are following). With collaborative tools like GoToMeeting, WebEx, MeetUp.com and Eventful.com for event management, slideshare for PPT archival, uStream for live streaming, Twitter for communication, Flickr for photo archival, there’s many ways that event planners can be creative and efficient!