31 days and counting

By April 11, 2009glue conference

We’re now 31 days from Glue, and ramping into the last month. I’m finalizing the agenda and putting the finishing touches on event details (okay, my wife is doing that). But, with all of that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at what it would cost for you to come to Glue. So, I ventured out to the travel sites and checked — the result? It is anywhere from $178-238 dollars for you to fly round-trip to Glue from just about anywhere in the country. What are you waiting for?

Here’s what we’ve got going on:

1. Pre-conference dinners sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, Freepository and Gist: 3 topics, 25 people per dinner, great conversation – and you must be registered to get in. These dinners are the single best way to make some early connections prior to the “rush” of Glue.

2. An opening day agenda that includes: Josh Elman from Facebook platform group, web oriented architecture, identity, data portability, OAuth and OpenID, Microsoft’s Geneva toolset, securing cloud infrastructure, building apps on clouds, XMPP, and one great evening reception.

3. A day 2 agenda that fires off: Mitch Kapor (founder of Lotus Development Corp), Phil Wainewright (of ZDNet fame), cloud database standards, connecting data and apps across networks, the cloud security alliance, webhooks, leveraging APIs (at Best Buy), interop and integration in the cloud, context-aware services, unlocking the social graph, what the deal is with NASA and social networking, information cards, and Bob Frankston (co-creator of VisiCalc) on innovation platforms.

Yea, that’s a ton (and that’s not even all of it). All for the low, low price of $395 – which, frankly, is simply unbeatable for tech conferences today (I’m seeing 1 day, 1 track events in the Bay Area for $595, and unconferences for the same price as Glue). Plus, we’re throwing in good food, great wifi, an open bar, and a truckload of awesome people.

So, drop the 200 on airfare, book a discounted hotel room  (with wired internet in your room courtesy of us), register, and get your butt to Denver in May. You will not regret it, and 2 years from now when Glue is a mainstay of the spring tech conference season, you can say, “I was there when…” 😉