Early Bird deadline rapidly approaching!

There is still time to get in on Early Bird Registration for Southwest Fox 2010! Register before September 1st and the Early Bird discount saves you $50 over regular conference registration.

Southwest Fox is an incredible value. This year’s conference, to be held October 14-17, includes 15 speakers, 26 different sessions in the main conference, and 4 pre-conference topics. Plus, if you’re a member of a registered VFP user group, when you attend Southwest Fox, your user group receives $25.

As you no doubt know by now, we have a new venue this year:

Legado Hotel
SanTan Elegante Conference and Reception Center
1800 S. San Tan Village Parkway
Gilbert, Arizona 85296


Room rates are “run of the house” at $119 a night. You can find all the details at http://swfox.net/hotel.aspx. The room block for the conference is held through September 13th; after that room availability and pricing is determined by the hotel.

We are planning to add a “Show Us Your App” bonus session based on the success of the session the last couple of years.

Got suggestions? info@swfox.net
Got questions? info@swfox.net
Got registrations? register@swfox.net

Or you can call the Geek Gatherings’ World Headquarters at 586.254.2530.

Read about the registration process and get the registration application here: http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx

Check out our list of amazing speakers: http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx

Dig into our seven session tracks: http://www.swfox.net/sessionstrack.aspx

Use our brochure to convince your boss (or spouse or SO) to let you go: http://www.swfox.net/brochure.pdf

Only 48 days until we meet in Gilbert. We hope to see you there.

Two Great Reasons to Attend Southwest Fox

Kevin Ragsdale blogged about two good reasons to attend Southwest Fox this year. His reasons were the previews Bo Durban and Steve Ellenoff give for their Southwest Fox sessions. I especially liked these comments:

“During Bo’s session, my mind was spinning with new ways of approaching the web browser control in my apps. I couldn’t wait to get home so I could start working on them. Some of them I’ve already tried, and the speed increase on displaying HTML in my app is incredible. And this means Bo’s session alone is worth the cost of the conference to me.”

“In short, Steve’s done a ton of work that I have avoided like the plague.”

Of course, I think there’s a lot more than two good reasons: more like 200! One for each session (you learn a lot in each one), one for each speaker (you get to hang out with and pick the brains of the brightest VFP developers on the planet for free!), one for each attendee (networking with other developers is one of the most important reasons to attend any conference), plus the food, the fun (don’t forget go-karts this year!), and the gorgeous Phoenix weather.

If you haven’t already registered for Southwest Fox, check out the session line-up and who else is coming that you might like to meet or renew acquaintances with, then sign up for Southwest Fox before the September 1 early-bird deadline.

Southwest Fox 2010 Change of Venue

We have a big change for Southwest Fox we need to share with you.

For the last three years, we have held Southwest Fox at the Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center. Until recently we expected this would be true for Southwest Fox 2010 as well. Due to a change in the ownership of the Arizona Golf Resort, we have made the difficult decision to relocate.

We are happy to announce Southwest Fox 2010 is packing up and moving a little south to the new SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center and Legado Hotel in Gilbert, Arizona.

We are excited about this upgrade in facilities. The hotel and conference center are brand new. Additionally, the room rate of $119 a night is less than last year’s lowest rate. There is a nice mall with lots of great restaurants within a mile of the hotel and conference center.

Legado Hotel and SanTan Elegante Conference and Reception Center
1800 S. San Tan Village Parkway
Gilbert, Arizona 85296

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause anyone, but it was a necessary change.

In deciding to change venues, we considered a number of important factors. Some people have already booked flights to Phoenix, or have made other plans during and around the conference. Changing the conference dates or moving to a different city would have been unfair to them.

Same great Visual FoxPro conference, wonderful new location. We hope you share our excitement and look forward to learning, sharing and camaraderie in our new home. See you in Gilbert in October.