Due to many requests, we have decided to conduct a BriForum conference in Europe from October 4-6, 2006. We are partnering with visionapp, an international SBC solution specialist headquartered in Germany, to host the English-language event in Darmstadt, Germany (near Frankfurt). It will be held at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics.
We've combined the BriForum logo and the visionapp logo to create the logo for the European BriForum event.
We will of course still have the North American BriForum in the US each spring. Our intention with the European BriForum is to bring more people into the conversation that couldn't make the trip from Europe to the US. We will have the same types of speakers at both events. It's our intention that the European event will be about 50% content from the US BriForum (updated of course) and about 50% new content.
The question is, should you go to both BriForums, or pick one? Our answer: Pick one! Here's why:
Every attendee of BriForum receives free, online access to all of the BriForum content. This includes videos and screen captures of breakout sessions, MP3s, photos, Powerpoints, and other lab material. We decided that everyone who attends a BriForum event will also get free access to the online content from the next BriForum event.
For example, everyone who attended BriForum in Washington last week will get free online access to ALL of the content from BriForum in Germany in October. This will allow attendees to view the content that is new.
Of course all of the attendees of the BriForum conference in Germany will get free access to all the content from BriForum in the US in early 2007.
The bottom line is that we want to do what's "right." Stay tuned for more details about the European BriForum. We'll announce the process for nominating speakers very soon.