CalConnect XXXVI will be a first for us in other ways: in addition to being our first Asian event, it will be our first CalConnect as part of a larger event, Hong Kong's 2016 ITFEST. This three-week series of programs, sessions, forums and other IT-related programming will include a CalConnect Public Day on Wednesday the 20th, and a CalConnect Seminar Tuesday evening at Hong Kong University.
Our regular event schedule will be modified to enable us to offer the Public Day: Monday and Tuesday will be the Interoperability Test Event, Wednesday the Public Day, Thursday and Friday will be the conference.
CalConnect's Asia/Pacific presence has begun to grow, with members in Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia, and it is our intent that CalConnect XXXVI will be the first, but by no means the only, CalConnect event in Asia.
We encourage CalConnect members to join us in Hong Kong, and we encourage non-members to join us as observers at our conference, and perhaps to observe -- or participate -- in the interoperability test event. For mroe information about the event venue (Cyberport), hotels, registration information, and schedule, please see CalConnect XXXVI.