You weren't suppose to pick up on that!  It is actually a good thing though
having the down time stuff.  After spending 7:30am to 6pm (sometimes
earlier or later if you go to BOFS) in sessions, it is nice to be able to
get away from it all.  The site does have the session list on it now:
So go check them out.  They usually have a good broad range of topics.
They even have some for the bosses.  Ed Brill's session on "The Boss Loves
Microsoft --Where Does That Leave Lotus?" is a good one.

I use to go to COMMON when I was a Programmer/Analyst.  It is a nice
conference for iSeries specific stuff.  The first time I went to
Lotusphere, I was blown away by how much better it seemed to be done.  And
all the extra fanfare that was there.  Lotusphere does not nearly have the
number of sessions that COMMON does.  That can be good or bad.

-- Scott Johnson

Thank you for your response.  I appreciate it.

My boss, and I, like our beers as much as the next fellow.  However, one
paragraph for the conference benefits, and two for the social aspects
probably is not a marketing technique that will impress him in this tight
budget period.  He already won't let me go to conferences in exotic places
like Marcos Island - calls it a 'compucruise'.  Indianapolis - now that's
a turn on.  Means business.

Would approaching this like how I approach COMMON be a good thing?  I pick
the sessions I would go to and then decide if it is worth it?  Does their
web site show their session grid?

Rob Berendt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

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