General Session and Keynote addresses

Monday, April 28

Community Source in Higher Education: Leaders' Panel with representatives from all of the partner projects.

Tuesday, April 29

Moving Community Source to the Mainstream: Overcoming the Obstacles to Adoption. Presented by Ira H. Fuchs, Vice President for Research in Information Technology at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Wednesday, April 30

Ubiquity, Interdependence, and the Age of Collaboration Presented by Kaye Howe, Executive Director, National Science Digital Library

Watch This Space

The JA-SIG Spring 2008 conference planning committee will be using the blogging/news
feature of the wiki to publish newsworthy announcements related to the conference.

On Saturday Chris Doyle and I rented kayaks from Ecomarine on Granville island and did a short paddle in False Creek. We both thought that the Granville Island Market area looks like a great place to explore for any conference attendees with a little extra time. It was about a $12CA cab ride each way.

Check it out.

2006 Portlet Showcase

JA-SIG is offering a portlet showcase during the June 2006 conference (Gateways and Pathways) - complete with a prize for the best portlet. Participants will have about 10 minutes to show/demonstrate their portlet in front of an audience of interested attendees. The members of the audience will then vote to elect the best portlet. The winning portlet will receive the prestigious JA-SIG Best Portlet Award at the closing session.

How to enter:

If you would like to participate, please submit your proposal using the "Call for Presentations" at

Select "showcase" as the category and "demonstration" as the type to participate.

The deadline for submissions is March 22, 2006.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the Program committee.