Date: Mon, 7 Mar 94 17:07:36 CST
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Subject: GopherCon 94
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              Internet Gopher Conference '94
                     sponsored by                             
              The University of Minnesota 

                   April 22 - 23, 1994
                        at the
               Radisson Hotel Metrodome
                Minneapolis, Minnesota


The University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the Internet
Gopher Conference '94. The major focus of this year's "GopherCon"
will be:

    - Bringing the new gopher administrator up to speed.
      Much of the recent growth in gopherspace is coming 
      from communities new to the Internet, including small
      colleges and secondary education.
    - Showcasing interesting Gopher applications, including
      clients, servers, tools, new subject areas (commercial, 
      K-12, etc.)
    - A forum for gopher software developers to discuss 
      new gopher attribute types, administrative
      tools, and new functionality.

We welcome folks from the gopher community who would like to make a 
presentation, run a tutorial, showcase their application, or run a
guided tour  of their service to do so.  Conference fees will be
waived for presenters. For more information on presenting a
session please send e-mail to

The tentative agenda and registration information follows:

Thursday, April 21:  Registration from 7:00 - 9:00pm.


Friday, April 22:  Technical Tutorials and Forums.

 8:00   Registration
 9:00   Gopherspace - the big picture
 9:45   Break
10:00   Gopher Futures
10:45   Break
11:00   Searching Gopherspace with Veronica & Archie

12:00  Lunch

Afternoon tracks 1:30 - 4:00:

    Track 1: New Gopher Administrators
        Getting familiar with the Gopher protocol
        Running Macintosh servers
        Running DOS servers
        Running UNIX servers
        Running VMS servers 
    Track 2: Enhancing Content, Efficiency, Reliability
        Organizing by subject matter
        Quality of information
        Server availability
    Track 3: Developer Forums
        Protocol extensions
        New data types
        Attribute blocks


Saturday, April 23:  Gopher Applications.

 9:00   Opening Session
Morning tracks 10:00 - 12:00.

    Track 1: Cool Gopher Apps (Client, Server, Service Show & Tell)
        This track will feature live 30 minute demos of
        Cool Apps by their Cool Authors.  All gopher client, server,
        or tool developers are invited to register for a slot here.
        Presenters will have their conference fee waived.  Places are
        limited, so please reserve your space as soon as possible.
    Track 2: Gophers of a Different Color
        Gophers in K-12 Education
        Commercial Gophers
        Gophers in Government
        [Room for a few more here]
12:00 Lunch.

Afternoon tracks 1:30 - 3:00

    Track 1: More Cool Gopher Apps
        (...continued from the morning)
    Track 2: Advanced Server Tools
        SQL gateways
        Using forms
        [...additional tools...]

3:15    Closing Session

You may attend any track on either Friday or Saturday. If you
indicate in your registration information which tracks you are
interested in, it would help us provide appropriate space.  

The cost of the conference is $100 which includes lunch on Friday
and Saturday and the conference t-shirt.  Registration will be be
limited to 250 people.  To  reserve a spot for the conference, you
can register directly via email to 

Please provide the following information:

Tracks of Interest for Friday and Saturday:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Emergency Contact & Phone:
Hotel in Minneapolis where you will be staying:
T-shirt Size:
Number and Sizes of Additional Shirts at $15 each:
Special Dietary Needs:

You may register via email, however a check for the full
registration fee and any additional t-shirts must be received by
April 8 to guarantee your space.  Registrations received after
this date will be accepted subject to space availability and be
charged a late fee of $100.  We are unable to accept credit cards
or cash.  Please make checks or money orders payable to the
University of Minnesota and mail them to the following address:  

Gopher Conference Registration
Distributed Computing Services
University of Minnesota
152 Shepherd Laboratories
100 Union Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455

If you have any questions, please call 612/625-9339 or send email to

Hotel reservations for the Radisson Hotel Metrodome can be made by
calling the  hotel directly at 1-800-822-MPLS.  Please mention you
are with the Gopher Conference to receive the conference rate of
$69 for single occupancy and $79 for double.  Rooms for the
conference are guaranteed to be available through  April 7;
reservations after that date will be accepted based upon
availability.  Airfare discounts are also available.  Contact
Carlson Travel Consultants at  1-800-825-9190 to receive the Gopher
Conference fares.