About CalConnect Events

CalConnect holds three regular CalConnect Events each year. These events are generally held the first full week of February, June, and October, but may be shifted a week or two either way at the convenience of the host or to avoid collision with other events of importance to CalConnect members.

CalConnect Events span Monday-Friday of a single week, and are comprised of

  • CalConnect Interoperability Test Event (Monday morning through Wednesday noon
  • CalConnect Conferences (members' working meetings) Wednesday noon through Friday early afternoon
  • Occasional workshops or tutorial sessions, in parallel with part of the Intereoperability Test Event or integrated into the Conference

The schedule of the CalConnect Event may be modified as necessary to accommodate special requirements (such as holding Conference sessions only in the afternoon for an event in Europe, along with workshops in the mornings, to assist remote participation), but will usually follow the model above.

CalConnect may also hold special events such as Workshops or "Meet CalConnect" invitational events separate from its regularly scheduled CalConnect Events when necessary.

A non-member may be an Observer at a single CalConnect Conference to determine whether they wish to join.

Members and non-members may be observers at a single Interoperability Test Event to assess the process and in particular to gain a greater understanding and optimize participation in future test events.

Logistics information for each coming event is provided as soon as possible after the preceding event is over. As the event gets nearer, schedules and topical agendas and registration links will be posted.

Information about specific upcoming events may be found linked from the sidebar for this page, and for the home page. This information includes a logistics page and registration pages for the Roundtable, Interoperability Test Event, and workshop if one is being held.

Information about how to register and pay for a CalConnect Conference or Interoperability Test Event may be found at Registration and Payment Options. This page is also linked from each logistics page.

Following each CalConnect Event, a report of the Conference is posted to CalConnect Conference Reports and a report on the Interoperability Test Event is published at CalConnect Interoperability Test Event Reports.