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Session Proposal deadline is this Friday, March 4

This is just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are due by 8 AM EST this Friday, March 4. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the Call for Speakers and submit your proposals via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.
The conferences take place [...]

What do you want to learn in 2016?

As we’ve mentioned in earlier posts, we read all the comments on the evaluations attendees submit, both those on the conference evaluation and those on evaluations for individual sessions. As you’d expect, we look especially hard for themes, multiple people mentioning the same issue. Usually, when that happens, they’re on the same side of the [...]

Less than a week to Super-saver deadline!

Hear that sound? Tick, tick, tick, tick…
That’s the countdown clock here at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++! June 30th is a little less than a week away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your [...]

2015 speakers and topics announced!

Today we posted the list of speakers and topics for this year’s conferences on the conference website. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, if registration warrants, we’ll add some speakers and topics to Southwest Fox over the summer.
Speakers
Southwest Fox topics
Southwest Xbase++ topics
Watch for registration to open soon.
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How many speakers will we have at Southwest Fox 2015? It’s up to you.

We recently did one of the hardest tasks associated with running Southwest Fox–choosing speakers and topics from among the ones submitted. This year, it was harder than it has been in a long while. (We’ll post the results as soon as it’s all worked out.)
Based on last year’s attendance, we’ve decided to plan for two [...]

Registration is open!

Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is now available. See the website for a list of speakers, VFP sessions and Xbase++ sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait.
Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the [...]

Early-Bird Registration deadline is August 31

One last quick reminder: you can save $50 by registering with the early-bird registration discount. The deadline is this Saturday, August 31st. Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions.
Here’s what a couple of our speakers have to say about their session.
A few words from Doug Hennig about his session [...]

Attendee’s session ideas

When we sent out the “save the date” notice for Southwest Fox 2012 last week, we asked people to tell us about topics they’d like to see included. As we receive them, we’re planning to put them in this blog, so prospective speakers can see them.
So far, we’ve received two suggestions, one rather broad, one [...]

In case you are unaware, there are a lot of FoxPro user groups and regional conferences hosting Southwest Fox Rehearsals, you might want to check out a relatively new page on the Southwest Fox Web site: Session Rehearsals Rehearsals are important for a couple of reasons:

Speakers refine and enhance their sessions based on feedback.
Frees up [...]

Speakers and Sessions Announced

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2011 have been announced. Continuing our tradition of trying to invite new speakers every year, this year we are pleased to have Steve Bodnar and Kevin Ragsdale present at SWFox.
The conference features 4 half-day pre-conference sessions and more than 25 main conference sessions in five tracks. Whether you’re [...]