The 39th Annual Conference
November 17-19, 1999
President's MessageWe will be closing out the 20th century with our first trip to Monterey in over ten years. The Monterey Doubletree Hotel is a fabulous venue for the 39th CEDPA Conference. It will certainly provide all the amenities desired by Conference attendees. The facility offers many beautiful rooms and views and the meeting space is conveniently located.
This year will continue on with our tradition of exceptional keynote and breakout speakers, a tremendous Network Operations Center, large exhibit area with many long-time CEDPA supporters and will conclude with our fourth annual golf tournament. A great deal of excitement has already been generated by Microsoft's donation of Office 2000 to each registered attendee. They will also be giving a full copy of Windows 2000 to each pre-conference registrant. Not only will you have the chance to learn more than you thought possible, but you will also receive updated software that many of us use on a daily basis.
Carlene Ellis, Corporate Director and VP of Education for the Intel Corporation, will kick off this year's Conference as the keynote speaker on Wednesday morning. She will provide insight into where Intel sees technology heading for education. Her presentation will also address IT strategies in the world of education.
The lineup of breakout sessions is particularly strong this year with many quality presentations addressing relevant topics. Interest by vendors has been particularly strong the last few years and 1999 should be no exception. The exhibit area is more than 90% full and should be complete before the end of July.
Attendees will once again enjoy the CEDPA hosted President's Reception and hospitality suites provided by generous vendors. The NOC will once again be a showcase for much of the latest technology available, with technical presentations on today's hottest topics. The annual golf tournament will be on a beautiful course in the Monterey area and will be hosted by Novell Corporation and Ncompass Systems.
So, keep an eye on the Conference Central web site to receive the latest updates on Conference events and be sure to close out the 20th century by attending one of the greatest Conferences ever!
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