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cf.Objective() 2012 - did you miss the submission deadline?

November 29, 2011 ·

November 28th was the last day for session proposals for cf.Objective() 2012. The open call for speakers has been massively successful this year: a record number of proposals from a record number of speakers!

cf.Objective() has always been known for the high quality - and generally advanced level - of presentations and it looks like 2012 will be no exception! I've been involved with this conference in one way or another since the first year (2006) and I've watched it grow from strength to strength every year, with more sessions, more speakers, more attendees. It all started as an "itch" that Jared Rypka-Hauer felt he needed to scratch and a few years back it went global with the addition of cf.Objective(ANZ). In a time when the economy has caused most people to tighten their belts and several CFML events to disappear, it's good to see "The Only Enterprise ColdFusion Conference" powering ahead.

For several years, I was heavily involved in content selection but in 2010 the conference switched to an advisory board for that job and for 2011, I stepped down completely and became just an observer for the steering committee. Given the huge number of proposals this year, I'm very glad of that role change and I don't envy the job of Bob Silverberg and his team - they have a lot of work ahead of them!

I have no details on the content but I think you can count on it being excellent... If you didn't get a proposal in, there's always next year. If you did get a proposal in but you're not selected, don't feel bad: competition is stiffer than ever!

And me? I didn't think of a suitable talk before the deadline so no cf.Objective() for me in 2012. After ten conferences in 2011 (and I spoke at four of those), I could do with a break anyway :)

Tags: cfobjective · coldfusion

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