As if one preconference session, two breakout sessions and a chalk talk weren't enough, I had to submit a Birds Of a Feather session too! Thankfully I got word this week that it was accepted!
What's a BoF? Defined by the TechEd site:
Meet people with similar interests and challenges in an open-forum environment that promotes discussion and interaction. Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions are organized and facilitated by two Microsoft community organizations-INETA, the developer user group; and Culminis, the IT pro user group. Because these sessions are led by third-party experts, attendees enjoy free-flowing dialogues about products, technologies, and solutions without necessarily focusing on Microsoft.
Save Tuesday night! BOF sessions not only run during regular session hours and as lunch sessions, but Tuesday night Culminis and INETA invite you to enjoy more than 25 BOF topic discussions and a little dinner starting at 6:15 P.M. in the North session rooms. Bring your questions and great ideas...and be ready for a lively evening.
What the heck do they mean by "free-flowing dialogues?" Well, last time it was open bar during the BoF sessions, so you do the math (2+2 = 5 for very large values of 2). :)
Anyway, my BoF session is on building Publishing sites (aka: MOSS 2007 WCM sites) the structured way. Spence was kind enough to agree to bail me out... err... co-host this session with me. We'll be ready for a healthy discussion on REAL WORLD Publishing site development!