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TechRepublic Live 2011 will be free to the first 100 registrants

TechRepublic is hosting a free tech event in Louisville on September 28-30, 2011, but seating is limited. Reserve your spot today to get a seat at one of the best conversations in IT.
TechRepublic will be hosting its third annual "TechRepublic Live" event this fall and now is the time to sign up if you'd like to join one of the best conversations in IT. The event is open to all TechRepublic members (membership is free), and will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast (below) on Sept. 28-30, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. There is no fee to attend the conference. The only catch: The event will be limited to the first 100 TechRepublic members who register.

UPDATE 8/30/11: We've re-opened the registry to help fill the last few remaining seats. Reserve your spot today!

The event will run for a full day on both Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, and for a half day on Friday, September 30. In the morning sessions, we will be tackling some of the biggest issues that are bearing down on IT departments, IT leaders, and IT administrators in 2011, including:

  • Supporting employee-owned devices
  • Dealing with security and privacy issues
  • Cloud computing and SaaS
  • Open source adoption
  • The social media challenge
  • The outsourcing effect

Each afternoon, attendees will also have the opportunity to shape their own sessions during the “Unconference” portion of the event. Attendees can propose potential topics, and the topics that draw the most interest from attendees are the ones that will turn into break-out moderated discussions. We like to think of these as live discussion threads.

Once again, the event will be hosted in Louisville, where TechRepublic launched as a startup in 1999 and where the TechRepublic editorial department still has its headquarters today. This year's event will be bigger and better than the previous two years. Again, there are only 100 seats available, and it’s first come, first served. Since seating is limited, we encourage you to reserve your spot as soon as possible by submitting your information on the TechRepublic Live 2011 Registration.

Also, be sure to make your reservations at the Hilton. They are honoring a discounted group rate for rooms. When you call to make your reservation — (502) 423-0018 — be sure to mention the TechRepublic event in order to get the room discount.

See you in Louisville in September.

About

Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

22 comments
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Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

As of August 15, 2011, all of the seats for the TR live event on Sept 28-30 are reserved. We will have a waiting list for folks who would like to attend but haven't yet registered - please send your contact information to trol@techrepublic.com. If you have already registered (before 8/15/11) but are UNABLE to attend, please send an email to trol@techrepublic.com to let us know so that we can extend that open spot to someone on our waiting list. Thanks so much, everyone! We look forward to hosting a great event this year. See you in September!

Timwateru
Timwateru

Hi guys, is it possible if I come and join this? I mean this would be a good opportunity for the pacific. I live in the Cook Islands and I am an IT consultant. I would love to be part of this. Can somebody help God bless Tim

PretzelBoy
PretzelBoy

You guys really need to change the settings on the sign-up so seeing previous responses isn't an option. Right now I can see all the info, including email addresses and phone numbers, of everyone who's registered.

johnpaul.ramsay
johnpaul.ramsay

I filled out the registration, but I don't see any confirmation yet.

Slayer_
Slayer_

Hopefully TR is around for another 50 years, so that when I retire, I can finally attend.

Justin James
Justin James

I've been to the first two, and I can promise you that if you are on the fence, it's time to get off the fence... TR Live is a great event because of the people who are there. I know that it's hard to justify the time and expense of the travel to get there, but it's like a mini-vacation + a good event. J.Ja

Justin James
Justin James

It will be great to see so many people there! J.Ja

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I filled out the registration form with some dummy data, but I couldn't see other registrants' information. Hmmm... Did anyone else experience this?

George Tirebiter
George Tirebiter

Same here - I went ahead and made reservations at the hotel, but how can we know if we got in?! I need to make travel plans, but would really like to know if I have a spot...

jasonhiner
jasonhiner

We'll likely stream at least part of the event.

Justin James
Justin James

... and this year I should be bringing my wife and kids. :) J.Ja

Timwateru
Timwateru

Hi IT Leaders, Is there something like a list for those who made it? It will be nice. How do we know we make it in Tim Cook Islands

Slayer_
Slayer_

That's a lot of driving. And I would still have to drive back, another 20 hours of driving... http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=winnipeg&daddr=Louisville,+KY,+USA&hl=en&ll=44.056012,-91.538086&spn=16.066956,23.862305&sll=44.024422,-91.538086&sspn=16.075416,23.862305&geocode=FYMz-QIdZ5A1-ikRKxr5-3PqUjFkyrnG-hoqKw%3BFXmwRwIdCG7j-ikR1VuzGgtpiDEy_XEgKLTT1A&ui=maps&mra=ls&z=5

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I also sent you an email confirmation. We should have set up an email notification for folks who completed the registration! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or are unsure if your registration is secure. Thanks!

Justin James
Justin James

For the last few years, I've made sure to leave the vacation time in the bucket for the event. I don't take many vacations anyways, and I consider it a business expense too, which reduces the pain a bit. J.Ja

Slayer_
Slayer_

Plus, the guy above me quit, so I am applying for his job :)

Justin James
Justin James

... but last year, many people made comparable drives. J.Ja