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   DataBus - Vol 40 No 4: June-July, 2000
CEDPA Plans 2000 Vendor Show

On November 16th, CEDPA opens the doors to the Conference 2000 Vendor Show. 10,000 square feet of exhibit space will house the leading K-12 vendors for products as diverse as administrative software and computer hardware.
There will, of course, be the many familiar "faces" that CEDPA Members depend upon. Additionally, a number of companies new to CEDPA, and in some cases new to K-12, will present interesting new options for products and services. One reason these providers are attracted is the importance CEDPA places upon consumer/provider dialogue. The CEDPA Conference has for several years been the premier venue enabling budget holders and consumers to meet and mix with suppliers on a personal level. As before, this 40th CEDPA Conference will offer dedicated time for vendors and attendees to interact no presentations or breakout sessions conflict with the Vendor Show.
If you are new to CEDPA Conferences, you'll discover that consumer/provider dialogue is not limited to the exhibit space floor! In addition to presentations by your peers and other experts from the field, several vendors will share their expertise regarding a number of subjects in breakout sessions (see news regarding the Speaker Program), and will demonstrate technologies in the Network Operations Center (NOC). This is all to say that vendors both new and familiar to CEDPA are committing to bring sales, service and technical support personnel. But make no mistake for many attendees, the traditional Thursday exhibit is for many the highlight of the Conference. If this describes your interest, you'll not be disappointed.
Vendors already committed to the Conference include:
  • Administrative Assistant, Ltd.
  • Anixter
  • Apple Computer
  • ATW Wrightline
  • Data Impressions
  • Dell Computer
  • Diamond Technology Services
  • Digitronics Software
  • Eagle Software
  • Education Technology
  • Edulink Systems
  • EKM Computer
  • Escape Technology
  • Excelsior Software
  • Government Computer Sales
  • GTC Systems
  • Lytrod Software
  • Miramar Systems
  • N2H2
  • NCompass Systems
  • The Northstar Group
  • Notesys
  • Oracle
  • Pinnacle Integrated Business Systems
  • PowerSchool
  • Quest Media & Supplies
  • Safesites
  • Snap Systems
  • Spectrum Communications
Not to be forgotten is the wrap-up to Vendor Show day. The exhibit itself closes with a display of largesse courtesy of the vendors and CEDPA. This takes the form of an extensive drawing of door prizes (for those in attendance only) followed by all out hosting of Hospitality Suites. Several vendors will open their doors to all for food, beverage and continued discussions. Watch CEDPA's website for announcements of this year's hosts.
Questions about the Vendor Show may be addressed to Russ Brawn, CEDPA Director, by calling (916) 325-0887 or by email to .