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GCA Announces XTech 2000 San Jose to Host Premier XML Developers' Conference and Expo

ALEXANDRIA, VA. January 24, 2000.

The Graphic Communications Association (GCA) announced today the details of XTech 2000, its annual XML software developer conference and exhibition. The conference runs from Feb. 27 through March 2, 2000 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif.

XTech 2000 features a concentrated educational program designed specifically for XML software developers, providing an in-depth look at the advancements and future challenges facing the XML standardization process. Conference Co-Chairs include Jon Bosak of Sun Microsystems, Tim Bray of Textuality, and David Megginson of Megginson Technologies. The program - sponsored by Sun Microsystems, IBM and Microsoft - will feature speakers from Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, the Apache Group, IBM, and Netscape, each of whom will be reporting on (and showing) the latest XML technologies.

"This is a cutting-edge conference, designed for those who need to know what will be important this coming year," said Bray. "We are going to have the very latest stuff, hot off the desks of the world's most influential XML developers, both from industry behemoths and tiny startups."

The conference is expected to attract up to 1,000 attendees from the XML community, including technology experts, developers, engineers, technical managers and decision-makers. XTech will provide attendees the opportunity to learn directly from the industry's most knowledgeable innovators, fresh from their work on the frontlines of web development. Attendees may choose to attend any or all XTech components, including:

XTech 2000 Conference (Feb. 29 - March 2): Covering the latest news on the XML technology fronts, with reports from the implementation and deployment trenches. The subjects cover the spectrum: platforms (from mainframes to handhelds), applications (from databases to display devices), and companies (from IBM to 3-person startups).

Management Track (Feb. 28 - March 1): Focusing on business leaders interested in XML and how it relates to the world of e-commerce.

Tutorials (Feb. 27 and/or Feb. 28): Providing essential background information on XML and its related standards.

Exposition (Feb. 28 - March 1): Highlighting new products, beta versions, open source, and experimental software. Sponsored by IDEAlliance.

Register (attendees and press) for XTech 2000 online at or by calling +1.330.425.9330 X811. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tanya Bosse at <> or Jeff Wainhause on + ext. 11 or at <>.

Press inquiries: Contact Pete Janhunen, GCA's Vice President of Marketing and Communications at 703/519-8190 or

About GCA

The Graphic Communications Association is the leading global membership organization for advancing the processes of information and image management and distribution. GCA accomplishes this mission through the development and application of new technologies, standards, and management methods, while emphasizing member service, quality performance, and fiscal responsibility in all of the committees, programs, publications, research and other activities of the organization. For more information on XTech 2000 - including schedules and registration materials - on this and other GCA-sponsored conferences and programs, visit us at, or contact GCA.

Prepared by Robin Cover for the The XML Cover Pages archive. See the main conference entry for details.

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