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2018 Speakers and Topics announced

We’ve announced the speakers and topics for this year’s conference. We’re excited about first-time speaker James Heuer and having well-known speaker Kevin McNeish back.
Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in October!

Call for speakers for Southwest Fox 2018

We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2018. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.
The conferences take place October 18-21, 2018. Session proposals are due by Monday, March 12 at 8 AM EST.
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What do you want to learn, 2018 edition

We’re working on the Call for Speakers for 2018. So, as in 2017 and 2016, we’re providing a list of topics our attendees have asked for. These come from the evaluations filled out at last year’s conference. If you’re thinking of submitting session proposals, you may want to take a look and see whether anything [...]

Speakers and Sessions posted

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced. We’re happy to welcome Toni Feltman back as a speaker this year.
Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in October!

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 [...]