The HP enterprise user group Connect has extended its Call for Papers through Thursday (Jan. 27) for the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas. The invitation to submit a proposal -- veteran IT pros know the drill from Interex meets -- might earn a free pass to the event, if your paper is selected.
"Approved session speakers will receive a complimentary registration to this year's event," the user group reports on its website today. Connect has obviously arranged its participation in the event, the biggest HP-wide meeting, but one that doesn't have much arranged for HP 3000 managers.
There is an exception, of course: reports from the field about migration projects either completed or in implementation phase. There's no guarantee of getting a paper accepted, but anything submitted by a user would stand out in a field of talks that's been crowded with HP and its partners in past years.
The meeting is best-suited for that sort of migrating customer, anyway. Details on how to submit are at the HP website serving the meeting. A full registration is about $1,400, which is pretty good compensation for building a presentation you probably had to start to get migration funded anyway. Then there's the Vegas factor and a performance by Sir Paul McCartney. The meeting is June 6-9.