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Less than a week until Super-Saver deadline!

We’re not sure how it happened, but it’s less than a week until the end of June and the Super-Saver registration deadline. If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?
Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ take place October 16-19, 2014 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate [...]

Speakers and sessions announced for 2014

Speakers and sessions for both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 have been announced. The list is available on the conference website.
Speakers
Southwest Fox sessions
Southwest Xbase++ sessions

Session Proposals due this Friday, March 21

Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2014 and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 21. If you’re interested in speaking, please download the Call for Speakers (http://swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.aspx) and submit your proposals using our online application at www.geekgatherings.com/submission. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Call for Speakers 2014

We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please check out http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx.

Why doesn’t Southwest Fox/Xbase++ move around?

Every year, at least one person writes on the conference evaluation that we should move the conference to a new location. This year, one attendee wrote “MUST CHANGE LOCATIONS! There are so many other possibilities.”
So why don’t we do it? Personally, there are still about a dozen states I haven’t visited, and I’d love to [...]

We’re streaming the keynote … and PolarFox

Once again this year, Geek Gatherings is streaming the Southwest Fox/Xbase++ keynote presentation, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time). In addition, we are streaming the Project PolarFox: Sneak Preview session, Saturday at 5:15 p.m. Go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swfoxtv to watch the videos.
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We’ve gone mobile!

Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ have gone mobile! We’ve created a conference schedule on Guidebook, a popular mobile guide for events. Simply install the Guidebook app on your mobile device, then load the Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2013 guide. You’ll be able to see complete session descriptions, view the conference schedule, see speaker photos and biographies, create [...]

Super-saver deadline approaches

Thanks to those of you who responded promptly to our message about the future of Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++. Registration has picked up, but we still need to hear from more of you before the Super-saver deadline.
June 30th is just a few days away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just [...]

Help save Southwest Fox!

Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars.
As of today, we have 14 people registered for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2013. [...]

Ceil Silver Ambassador nominations due by May 31

The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund raises money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn [...]