The World of Calendaring

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.

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.

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 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

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.