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Education: The Digital Future      
The 41st Annual Conference
November 14-16, 2001
DoubleTree Hotel Monterey-Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, California

Preconference Sessions
Tuesday, November 13, 2001
Two pre-conference sessions will be offered this year. These special sessions, open only to full conference attendees, will be given at different times on Tuesday afternoon, November 14, at a cost of $55 for each session, or both sessions for $100. Only full conference attendees are eligible to register for these sessions and all registrations must be received with your regular conference sign-up. Registration forms will be included in the registration packet and will also be available on this website.
Note: The preconference session order was changed after the announcement was printed. The correct scheduling is represented here. Please sign up for the preconference session TOPIC you wish to attend and make note of the new time.
Session 1
Implementation of an IP Telephone System
Grossmont Union High School District and Cisco Systems, Inc. AAVID
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Ironwood I
The session will deal with the comprehensive overview of an IP telephony solution. Topics will include network topology, switching equipment and configuration, handsets, voicemail, and unified messaging services. The presenters, Grossmont and CISCO personnel, will provide a technical, procedural and a cultural perspective of the requirements for such an implementation. For those who have considered converging voice onto a data network, this session should provide them with the technical and process details that will improve the chances for success on such a project.
Session 2
Web Objects
Apple Computer, Inc.
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Ironwood I
The newest version of WebObjects—already a proven application server for web and enterprise applications—is not only more powerful and flexible than ever, but now also includes tools to quickly develop sophisticated and scalable web applications that can be deployed on virtually any Java-compatible server.
In this presentation, you will learn how WebObjects 5 can help you accelerate time to market while improving software quality through an advanced modular architecture, automated data access, streamlined page generation and comprehensive suite of integrated tools. You will also learn how WebObjects 5 built upon the Java 2 Standard Edition v1.3 runtime and APIs provides seemless interoperability with other Java solutions, and hear how businesses, government, and research and educational institutions are using WebObjects' powerful object-oriented features and data access capabilities to create e-commerce, web publishing, portal, and administrative solutions.