Announcements

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLIV in Zurich, Switzerland, February 4-8, 2019, hosted by Google

The CalConnect XLIV web page is located at http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliv-february-4-8-2019 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, schedule, etc.  The page also offers preliminary information about an Open Codefest on Monday 4 February and a Public

CalConnect calls on EU to reconsider timeline for proposed seasonal time changes

The European Commission has proposed to discontinue daylight saving time (DST), effective October 2019. Several governments and organizations have since expressed concerns about such a tight timeline for the far-reaching change. CalConnect shares these concerns and recommends the European Commission  extend the timelines stated in the proposal.

CalConnect Announces 60 Day Public Review and Comment of Calendar Spam Best Current Practices

TC-CALSPAM, the CalConnect Calendar Spam Technical Committee, is putting the final draft of its Best Current Practices document out for a 60 day public review and comment.  We encourage anyone interested to review the document and to make any comments or suggestions via the public comment mailing list.  All comments will be reviewed by the technical committee and will be responded to, and adopted where appropriate.   The Public Review ends as of midnight UTC 23 December 2018

DHL Express Joins CalConnect

CalConnect welcomes DHL Express as a member of the Consortium.  DHL Express, headquartered in Singapore, offers international express deliveries; global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail; warehousing solutions; mail deliveries worldwide; and other customized logistic services. DHL Express was a member of CalConnect from 2012 through 2015, and we are pleased to welcome them back. 

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLIII in Karlsruhe, Germany, September 24-27, 2018, hosted by 1&1

The CalConnect XLIII web page is located at http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliii-september-2018 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, schedule, etc.  Note that international travelers will probably want to fly into Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and take the 1-hour train ride to Karlsruhe; see http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xliii-september-2018#transportation

CalConnect teams up with M3AAWG to combat calendar spam

McKinleyville, CA and San Francisco, April 5, 2018 – Recognizing that calendar spam is a growing exploitation channel, CalConnect and the global anti-abuse association M3AAWG have joined forces to develop new methods to protect end-users from unsolicited and malicious event notices.  The new liaison between the scheduling developers’ organization and the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group will accelerate industry efforts to develop techniques that block invites to fake events and other malicious notices on popular calendaring platforms.