Announcements

Thomas Schäfer 10th Recipient of CalConnect Distinguished Service Award

The Board of Directors has honored Thomas Schäfer as the recipient of our tenth Distinguished Service Award.

Thomas became active in CalConnect in 2014 when 1&1 joined, and has remained intensely involved ever since on both the technical and organizational sides.  Thomas and 1&1 hosted two conferences, CalConnect XXXIII Bucharest in 2015 and CalConnect XLIII Karlsruhe in 2018.

CalConnect Virtual Sessions in June

Updated June 10 to merge Monday 22 June session into Wednesday June 24 session

CalConnect will be offering the sessions listed below as virtual sessions via Zoom.  These sessions are also open to the public interested in the topics and learning more about CalConnect.  Each session will be no longer than an hour.  The scheduled times have been chosen to be practical for as many people as possible who have expressed interest in the topic. 

CalConnect XLVII Rescheduled to October 12-16, 2020

The CalConnect XXVII meeting in Nottingham is now rescheduled again, from June 2020 to October 12-16, 2020.  All other arrangements (host, venue, conference hotel) remain unchanged.  The Board has reached this decision after reviewing the current status of the pandemic, as available from the WHO and CDC, and concluded that the chance of having a successful in-person conference in June is very slim.

CalConnect XLVII Rescheduled to June 15-19 2020

The CalConnect XXVII meeting in Nottingham is now rescheduled from April 20-24 to the week of June 15-19 2020.  All other arrangements (host, venue, conference hotel) remain unchanged.  The Board has reached this decision after reviewing the current status of COVID-19, as available from the WHO and CDC.

As the situation worldwide with respect to the virus is changing rapidly, please note that we might have to reschedule again to the September/October timeframe.  We will issue an update no later than mid-April as to our status.

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLVII in Nottingham, United Kingdom, April 20-24, 2020, hosted by Cronofy

The CalConnect XLVII web page contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, and meeting venue.

The CalConnect Conference itself will be four days, Monday-Thursday, April 20-23.  Friday April 24th will be a joint work and testing day if some attendees with to stay through Friday.

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLVI in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, October 7-11, 2019, hosted by FastMail

The CalConnect XLVI web page is located at https://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xlvi-october-7-11-2019 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, and meeting venue. The CalConnect Conference itself will be four days, Monday-Thursday, October 7-10, 2019.  Friday October 11 will be a joint work and testing day for those who wish to stay through Friday.

Registration is now open for CalConnect XLV in Bedford, United Kingdom, June 3-7, 2019, hosted by Youcanbook.me

The CalConnect XLV web page is located at http://www.calconnect.org/events/calconnect-xlv-june-3-7-2019 and contains lodging information, airport and transfer information, meeting venue, schedule, etc.  The CalConnect conference is Monday-Thursday, June 3-6.  Friday June 7 will be a offsite working day for anyone registered for the conference who wishes to stay on. 

CalConnect is now listed as an official international standards body by the WTO

I am very pleased to announce that CalConnect is now officially listed as an international standards body by the World Trade Organization:  https://tbtcode.iso.org/sites/wto-tbt/contents/json/185.html.  The document describing our alignment with WTO principles may be found here:  https://standards.calconnect.org/csd/cc-10100.html.

CalConnect publishes Calendar Spam Best Current Practices

TC-CALSPAM, the CalConnect Calendar Spam Technical Committee,  is happy to announce that it has released its Best Current Practices Report [Calendar operator practices — Guidelines to protect against calendar abuse (CC/R 18003:2019)] to publication today.  The document may be found on our document register  or directly at https://standards.calconnect.org/csd/cc-18003.html.