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Manuela Farrell
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Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2011 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Last week's Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara was a huge success and I'd like to thank all of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for their participation and support. The conference agenda's new focus on leveraging collaborative tools to support a variety of critical functional areas in the HR Strategies and Social CRM tracks was very well received. We also had packed classrooms and active twitter discussions around all sessions in the Community Management, and Business Tools tracks. Lastly, we announced the creation of a news and community site for E2.0 professionals- The BrainYard (launching early 2011). The BrainYard is an industry news, opinion and community site for business and IT leaders interested in sharing information and learning about the enterprise collaboration and social software industry. Sign up today to be alerted when it officially launches. And while Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara is still fresh in our minds, it's time to start thinking about and planning for Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2011.Boston conference dates are June 20-23, 2011 at the Hynes Convention Center. We're sorry to say good bye to the Westin Waterfront where E2.0 has been held for the past 6 years, but the growth of the conference necessitated a change and we're excited for the move. Registration will open in late January 2011.And first on the planning agenda, is the Call for Papers which is open now through December 22nd, followed by a community vote January 3rd - January 15th. This time around we want the Call for Papers to be a forum for the generation of good ideas and speakers, not simply a portal where submissions are made and then voted on. The Proposal Collection stage should be a collaborative process and we highly encourage all to participate from the beginning via proposal or topic feedback and comments. Submit your best ideas or suggest ways to improve a submitted proposal. If you have a speaker who could bring a new perspective to a submitted topic, let the submitter know. The point is to work together to create the conference content that will be featured in Boston next year.If you participated in the Boston or Santa Clara 2010 Call for Papers, you'll receive an email inviting you to the new Call for Papers. If it's your first time submitting or participating, simply sign in and create an account. We're debuting several submissions topics which reflect feedback we received from the agenda in Santa Clara and the growth of Enterprise 2.0:Internal Community DevelopmentCustomer EngagementSocial CRMHR CollaborationCase StudiesLeadership and Organizational ChangeSocial Tools and ApplicationsGovernance, Risk and ComplianceUC, Video and the Mobile EnterpriseStandards and InteroperabilityAnalytics & MetricsLearning and DevelopmentFor detailed information on the submission process, go to the Call for Papers.We haven't changed any requirements of the Proposal Collection stage so the process is quite simple. As always, submissions made will be immediately viewable on various discussion forums where we encourage everyone to provide as much feedback as possible. Submitters can also attach files with supporting materials to submissions. And inviting friends/colleagues to view submissions and publishing them to a variety of social networks is made easy.After the Proposal Collection stage closes on December 22nd, the Community Vote will begin on January 3rd and end on January 15th. Receiving the most votes does not automatically mean your submission will move on to the final Selected Sessions stage and be included in the conference. The vote is just another step in a process meant to engage the E2.0 community and give us a sense of what people want to see at the conference, and we hope that it is treated that way. The amount and depth of feedback and collaboration around a particular proposal will also be strongly considered. As always, the feedback of the community will be one of the primary criteria for selecting sessions for Boston 2010. However, all sessions are subject to final review and approval by the E2.o Advisory Board.I encourage everyone to submit their best ideas, experiences and speakers, collaborate to improve these submissions, and tell us what they want to see in Boston next year.If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at mfarrell@techwebcom or (415) 947-6250. I''m looking forward to reading your submissions, participating in discussions around them, and cultivating a meaningful dialogue around the tools and ideas that are the future of Enterprise 2.0.

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