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Manuela Farrell
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Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara 2010 Call for Papers is now open!

Enterprise 2.0 Boston 2010 is just around the corner and I''m looking forward to a conference filled with compelling speakers and sessions, and getting to know more of the Enterprise 2.0 Community personally. Before the conference begins, however, I''d like to get Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara and its Call for Papers on your radar and in your calendars. E2 Santa Clara is scheduled for November 8 - November 11th, and the Call for Papers is open now through Wednesday, June 30th. We''ve partnered with Spigit, Inc. again to create a collaborative and transparent Call for Papers submissions and voting experience. You''ll find all of the following information about how to submit on the Call for Papers site but here''s some important items to remember. First off, if you participated in the Enterprise 2.0 Boston Call for Papers, you should already have received an email inviting you to the Santa Clara Call for Papers. If this is your first time participating, you''ll need to sign in and create an account to either make or review a submission. Submissions can be tagged with one of our pre-populated technology topics or a unique topic of the submitter''s choice. Technology areas include: Strategy, Planning and ExecutionCase StudiesDriving Adoption and Organizational ChangeSocial Tools and ApplicationsTechnology Foundations of Enterprise 2.0Social Media, Marketing and Customer EngagementThe form requires the usual information including a title, description, session format, and all pertinent speaker information. All submissions made will be immediately viewable on a discussion forum, allowing for increased transparency in the Call for Papers process. We encourage all who submit, all who plan on attending E2 Santa Clara, and anyone interested in Enterprise 2.0, to review the submissions, and give us feedback. Submitters will be allowed to edit their submissions based on this feedback, and can also attach files with supporting materials to submissions. Inviting friends/colleagues to view submissions and publishing your submission to a variety of social networks is also made easy. Lastly, submissions are searchable by technology area, keyword or speaker. After the Call for Papers closes on June 30th, a Community Vote will begin on July 5th and end on July 16th. The feedback of the community will be one of the primary criteria for selecting the sessions for Santa Clara 2010. However, all sessions are subject to final review and approval by the E2 Advisory Board. Receiving the most votes does not automatically mean your submission will be included in the conference. In addition to the wisdom of the crowd, creation of a balanced program for the different Technology Areas will be considered.There are three stages defining the selection process:Proposal Collection: This is the opening stage. All proposals start in this stage. Community feedback is encouraged.Community Vote: This is the second stage. After the Call for Papers closes on June 30th, the official voting period will begin on July 5th and close on July 16th. Proposals will advance to the voting stage when they achieve certain levels of community feedback and approval.Selected Sessions: This will be the final stage. Advancing here is based on community votes and the approval of members of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will only review the session with the most votes. Top number of votes does not mean automatic inclusion in the conference. We want the E2 community to collaborate, give us their most exciting ideas and experiences, and tell us what they want to see in Santa Clara in November. 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 and cultivating meaningful discussions around the tools and ideas that are the future of Enterprise 2.0.

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