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Observers at CalConnect Events
Generally, an organization can only attend one Roundtable as an Observer, and one Interoperability Test Event as an Observer. If an organization wishes to attend both as an observer it is welcome to do so during the same CalConnect week, but there is no requirement to do so.
Information about Previous CalConnect EventsInformation about each Roundtable and Interoperability Test Event is published shortly after each event in event reports posted to the CalConnect website. See Event Reports for an index of these reports. The reports cover what went on at the Roundtable and Interoperability Test Event, and what the current work is in the Technical Committees.
For some time in the past, CalConnect published a newsletter called CalConnect Minutes after each event, containing much the same information. You can find copies of the newsletters at CalConnect Minutes.
Observers at a CalConnect RoundtableAttendance and participation at a CalConnect Roundtable is generally limited to representatives of members of the Consortium. However, a non-member interested in joining the Consortium may register one or more representatives to attend a single Roundtable on its behalf as observers.
Roundtable observers pay the same registration fee as member representatives and are welcome to participate in all Consortium activities at the Roundtable, but will not be able to vote, nor to continue involvement after the Roundtable unless their organization joins CalConnect.
Roundtable Observers are required to abide by the relevant clauses of the Consortium Membership Agreement and member representative Code of Conduct while attending the Roundtable and with respect to any actions resulting from the Roundtable in the future. The individual registering for the Roundtable as an observer must acknowledge that he or she, and any other individuals being registered at the same time, has read the terms and conditions indicated above and agrees to abide by them.
Observers at an Interoperability Test EventParticipation in Interoperability Test Events is open to both members of CalConnect and to non-members, although members receive a substantial discount on the participation fee. However, it is also possible for representatives from both members and non-members to attend a single test event as observers. This option is intended to give organizations who are considering participating in the test events an opportunity to be exposed to them in advance, in order to better understand what happens at the events and how to prepare for them in order to make maximum use of the event.
Interoperability Test Event observers pay a registration fee set well under the participation fee but high enough to recover the costs to CalConnect of their presence. Observers at a test event may not participate in the event or disturb the participants or the functioning of the event.
Interoperability Test Event observers are required to abide by the relevant clauses of the Consortium Membership Agreement and member representative Code of Conduct while attending the test event and with respect to any actions resulting from the event in the future. Event observers are also required to agree to and abide by the Interoperability Test Event Confidentiality Agreement and the Conduct of Observers at CalConnect Interoperability Test Events.
The individual registering for the test event as an observer must acknowledge that he or she, and any other individuals being registered at the same time, has read the terms and conditions indicated above and agrees to abide by them.