Just a quick reminder to those considering attending IBM ConnectED in Orlando in January: the early bird discount expires tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 3 at midnight Eastern time. If you haven’t heard yet, the conference is being limited to 1500 attendees this time, so it won’t be the size of Lotuspheres past.
Also of note people are finding that the only accommodations available through the booking web site are the Dolphin and the Swan at $299 per night. Y&B and Port Orleans were there a few weeks back, but it would appear that they have all been reserved at this point.
I am really looking forward to the new format this year. As much as I will likely miss some of the size of the conference, the key elements that I always go for will be there, like the strong technical content, the developer labs, Gurupalooza, and of course the networking with old and new friends.