Chris Sells has announced the call for speakers for the Applied XML Developers Conference 5. From his post
Are you interested in presenting a 45-minute talk on some applied XML or Web Services topic? It doesn't matter which platform or OS you're targeting. It also doesn't matter whether you're an author or vendor or professional speaker or a developer in the trenches (in fact, I tend to be biased towards the latter). We're after interesting and unique applications of XML and Web Services technology and if you're doing good work in that area, then I need you to send me a session topic and 2-4 sentence abstract along with a little bit about yourself. I'll be taking submissions 'til the end of June, but don't delay...
...the conference itself is likely to be in Oregon during the 2nd or 3rd week of September, 2004, but we're still working the details out. One of the fun things that we're thinking about this year is to have the Dev.Conf. in Sunriver, Oregon, a resort and spa town in central Oregon where sun is plentiful and rain is scarce.
Previous XML DevCons have had a wide variety of interesting speakers. Unfortunately, the XML DevCon webpage doesn't provide any information on previous conferences. If you are interested in reports on last year's conference just type "XML DevCon" in your favorite Web search engine to locate blog postings from some of the attendees.
I probably won't be at this conference since the focus is usually XML Web Services while my professional interests are in core XML technologies with working with XML syndication formats being a hobby. However there should be lots of interesting presentations on XML Web Services and other leading edge applications of XML from industry experts if last year's conference is anything to go by.