CalConnect conducts a variety of activities and offerings in support of our goals Consortium as detailed below. Some of these activities are carried out by directly by CalConnect (such as news items), while others are accomplished by representatives of members in activities such as  CalConnect Conferences, Technical Committees, and so forth. T

Promote Calendaring and Scheduling

CalConnect will promote the general awareness of interoperable Calendaring and Scheduling, as well as the focus on such implementations among the Internet community and developers, through a variety of mechanisms. The goal of these activities is to raise the general understanding of the value of interoperable Calendaring and Scheduling to the Internet-using public and to the IT industry. Planned methods include

  • Press releases
  • Focus in media publications
  • Trade shows
  • Editorials and op ed pieces, articles and white papers
  • Speaking opportunities at conferences and symposia
  • Publicity events and releases concerning Interoperability Testing

Interoperability Testing and Conformance

As of 2019, CalConnect combines testing opportunities into its regular conferences.

Design and implementation of Calendaring and Scheduling Standards

In addition to providing a vehicle for demonstrating that Calendaring and Scheduling products, applications and tools correctly implement the relevant standards, the Consortium intends to promote further work on Calendaring and Scheduling standards as appropriate.. Such activities may include

  • Feedback on existing standards for correctness and completeness
  • Development and publication of specifications and standards
  • Use cases and requirements assessment for extensions to existing standards or for new, complementary standards
  • Justification resulting from study and reporting of the needs of the user community at large for both standards and implementations
  • Other activities as proposed and conducted by Consortium members via Technical Committees

Promote collaboration among members

CalConnect provides a vehicle for assisting and promoting collaboration among its members in the area of Calendaring and Scheduling. Major areas where such collaboration is expected to be useful are

  • Technical Committee work to further Calendaring and Scheduling technologies and standards
  • Consortium Conferences and Developers Forums / Test Events
  • Improved interoperability
  • Instruction and training
  • Identification and quantification of new areas of Calendaring and Scheduling standards and implementations

Promote the common goals of members

CalConnect will establish a member forum devoted to establishing and promoting the common goals of members, in particular


  • Establish common "messages" of the members as a basis for promotional materials and publicity on Calendaring and Scheduling
  • Provide a member forum where discussion of Calendaring and Scheduling between members of all types can flourish
  • Explore the need for and value of a regular Calendaring and Scheduling conference to be offered by the Consortium

Support the common goals of members

CalConnect will actively help to support the common goals of its members as codified and agreed by its member forums and activities, so long as they are within its scope and purpose.