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Subject: Chapel Hill, NC - CALL FOR SPEAKERS - CarolinacCon

Greetings, hackers, thinkers, makers, posers, spooks, InfoSec professionals, IT slackers, overdrive creatives, and persona non-corporeal!

"CarolinaCon" is coming back yet again! Yes, for about the price of your average movie admission with popcorn and no drink, YOU are invited to join us for yet another intimate and informative weekend of technology education and mayhem.


[What is this "CarolinaCon"?]

CarolinaCon is an annual Technology Conference held with the purposes of:

- enhancing local and global awareness of current technology issues and developments

- providing affordable technology education sessions to the unwashed masses

- delivering varied/informative/interesting presentations on a wide variety of technology and science topics

- mixing in enough entertainment and challenges to make for a truly fun event

[When/Where is CarolinaCon?]

This year's event will be held on the weekend of March 13th-14th, 2009. The event will .mostly. occur at the Holiday Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. Chapel Hill is about 30 minutes from Raleigh, Durham, and Research Triangle Park.

[Who develops/delivers CarolinaCon?]

CarolinaCon is proudly brought to you by "The CarolinaCon Group". The CarolinaCon Group is a non-profit organization registered in the state of NC, dedicated to educating the local and global communities about technology, information/network/computer security, and information rights. The CarolinaCon Group is also closely associated with various "2600" chapters across NC, SC, TN, VA, LA, DC, PA, and NY. Many of the volunteers who help develop and deliver CarolinaCon come from those chapters.

[What events will be at CarolinaCon?]

CarolinaCon is mainly about the talks (presentations/demos). Alongside of those we'll surely have several other technology-related contests and challenges, as we've had in past years. Details on those will be announced soon.

[Who will be presenting which topics this year?]

That's where YOU possibly come in. If you are somewhat knowledgeable in some interesting field of technology, hacking, science, etc., and are interested in speaking/presenting at CarolinaCon, we invite you to submit your proposal (in brief) for our review.

If you're interested in presenting please send:

- your name or handle

- the topic/presentation name

- estimated time-length of presentation

- a brief topic abstract

...via e-mail to: speakers <at> carolinacon.org

*NOTE: All submissions are due by January 15th, 2009! The last two years we've had more submissions than time-slots and our "first come and doesn't suck first affirmed" policy kicked in, so be timely in submission if you're committed to being part of the elite cadre of presenters.

Also unfortunate, as a non-profit dedicated to affordable education we cannot afford to pay anyone to speak, nor cover any related expenses (sorry). However if you do speak at the Con, you will receive:

- free admission

- a free t-shirt

- an invitation to our soiree during the conference

- minimal fame and glory

- mad props from staff and attendees

We value a diversity of ideas, so please don't hesitate to propose your ideas no matter how outlandish.

[i'm excited! What do I do now?]

If you're interested in speaking, send the 411 requested to:

speakers <at> carolinacon.org

(BY/BEFORE January 15th 2009)

And if you're interested in attending (or checking out past Con

topics/agendas), watch this space for more details:


...and don't forget to mark the dates on your calendar!


MARCH 13-14, 2009


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nice, i am going to be in the area around that time, definitely will check it out

There are 2 weeks till the deadline for submitting in your talks, we've had a good response to our Call for Speakers but variety is always a good thing .. Head over to CarolinaCon.org and add your talk now!

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