Event Date/Time: Apr 18, 2007 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2007
Early Registration Date: Mar 17, 2007
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The 8th Annual Documentation and Training Conference is going West! After 8 successful years on the east coast, we're expanding our offerings and will deliver our first ever west coast Documentation and Training event this April in beautiful downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, just 140 miles from Seattle.

This event focuses on the increasing importance of the user experience in our work as technical communication and training professionals. Specifically, we focus our energies on the new tools and emerging technologies that are changing customer expectations including: structured blogging, wikis, user-generated content, podcasting, hosted content management, YouTube, AJAX, Flex, the Semantic Web, DITA, S1000D, experience design, information architecture, and XML syndication. Each of these hot topics are creating new career opportunities for technical communicators and changing the expectations of the users we serve.

The workshops, presentations, and roundtable discussions we have lined up for you are lead by the best and brightest practitioners in our industry. Each presenter has committed to providing you with a top-notch educational experience loaded with practical information that you can use when you return to work.

Registration price includes FREE pre- and post-conference half-day workshops (Adobe Captivate, the Darwin Information Typing Architecture, Information Architecture, Taxonomy Development, and Managing and Delivering Dynamic, Personalized Content). It also includes a free membership in Content Management Professionals ($100 value, paid to CM Pros through conference funds), the international content management community of practice.

Register by March 17th 2007 -- and book 2 nights at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver conference hotel -- and receive an iPod Shuffle, also FREE.

Whether you can attend the entire show or not, you'll want to stop by our Technology Showcase -- it's free (thanks to the folks at Adobe Systems and Astoria Software). Our Technology Showcase is a one-stop shop for anyone looking for new software tools or services. Software vendors and service providers will be on hand to demonstrate their tools and tout their latest service offerings. And, of course, there's free food (and later in the day -- cocktails and music!)

Our keynote speaker, angel investor and structured content guru Salim Ismail, rounds out the event. He will deliver an exciting and thought-provoking message about the future of the XML publish/subscribe model of content delivery and its impact on the way we work today and in the near future. Some of the many featured Canadian speakers include: Ann Rockley, Bernard Aschwanden, Rahel Bailie, Emma Hamer and more.

Check out the schedule: http://www.doctrain.com

Questions? Contact Scott Abel at 317-466-1840 or via email abelsp@netdirect.net.

Hope to see you there!


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Additional Information

For $895 USD you get all of the following:
  • Access to 40+ sessions, symposia, demonstrations, and keynotes (April 19-20)
  • Choice of pre-conference half-day workshop (April 18) *FREE*
  • Choice of post-conference half-day workshop (April 21) *FREE*
  • First-year membership to CM Professionals ($100 value) *FREE*
  • Access to Technology Showcase and networking cocktail reception with live classical music *FREE*
  • Breakfast and carving station lunches during conference *FREE*
  • Special pricing from the Marriott Pinnacle hotel: $167/night USD including unlimited in-room internet and long-distance calling to US & Canada

And, if you register and book with the Marriott Pinnacle by March 17, you also receive:

  • iPod Shuffle *FREE*
  • Option for Saturday Vancouver tour *FREE*