It looks like it will all start at O'Hare this year -- at least three customers are on the same Ted flight as I am going down today... but beyond seat 2C, here's where you can find me during this year's conference:

Sunday the 21st

I will be at Business Development Day much of the day, speaking at 3 PM in session BDD101 on Lotus Notes and Domino business opportunities with Mike Mottola.  We're having a meeting with Notes/Domino 8 beta customers and design partners, then off to the welcome reception.  After that, well, the tradition is karaoke at Kimono's, but there's also Bill Buchan's birthday.  We'll see how that evolves.

Then Sunday at midnight, when the embargo lifts, I need to be online watching for any coverage of "Red Steer" (a neutered bull), the fifth (or is it sixth?) attempt by Microsoft to build migration tools from Lotus Notes to collaboration-product-of-the-week.  Paul Mooney is already all over this one.

Monday the 22nd

I'll be live-blogging the opening general session on lotuspherelive.com.  A couple of hours later, I'll be at the blogger Q&A with Mike Rhodin (invitation only).  In the afternoon, I'll be attending a couple of sessions -- INV107 at least -- before a couple of meetings, a couple of dinners, and eventually, JAMFest.  Let's hope I have a voice this year...

Tuesday the 23rd

First up for me in the morning is session CS101, Notes/Domino 8 beta customer/partner roundtable.  I'm moderating what will certainly be a lively discussion and Q&A session about the beta as it has progressed thus far.  Following that, I'll be attending sessions, BoFs, and meetings the remainder of the day.

Wednesday the 24th

My last presentation of the week is ID212, "How to 'sell Notes/Domino inside your organization", with Julian Robichaux, at 10 AM.  The rest of the day, I'll be in press, analyst, and customer meetings.  I hope to make it to "speedgeeking" before heading over to Animal Kingdom.

Thursday the 25th

While I can't do session giveaways, I've got to come up with some kind of reward for those of you who will join the Birds-of-a-Feather at 7 AM on Thursday -- BOF508, the Lotus blogging community (not just bloggers!).  The rest of Thursday appears to be customer meetings, though I will of course be at GURUPalooza and Ask the Developers.

Looks like the usual busy week, but there's always time for something else.  If I can help you in any way during the conference, find me in a hall, e-mail me,  IM me (AOL IM: edbrill Skype: edbrill), or call/txt my cell phone at +1-847-736-0638.

Don't forget -- use the "lotusphere2007" tag on your own blogs, flickrs, etc.  See you in the sun!

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