Registration is now open for the fifth annual Plone Symposium East 2012 (PSE12), to be held May 22 and 23 at the Nittany Lion Inn in University Park. PSE12 is of interest to anyone involved in the Plone community and/or involved with web content management for higher education. The event is hosted by WebLion, which runs Penn State’s open source web content management system.

PSE12 will feature two keynote speakers, Paul Roeland, integrator, organizer, and open-source advocate; and Jim Groom, director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies and adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event also will feature 25 speaker sessions focusing on Plone tricks and tips, best practices, how-to presentations, education theory, and more.

If attendees register by March 19, they get an Early Bird discount of $285. Registration is $360 thereafter. In addition, rooms at the Nittany Lion Inn are available for a discount rate of $99 a night for May 19-24. To register and for more information, please go to http://weblion.psu.edu/symposium.

Proposals for one of the 25 speaker session slots are also now open. To submit a proposal, visit http://weblion.psu.edu/symposium/session-proposal. The deadline to submit proposals is March 12.

PSE12 is just one of three activities during a week of Plone-related events. May 19-21 will feature a variety of Plone, Python, and Zope training sessions (a separate registration fee is required for training sessions). Programming sprints will be held May 24-26. More information on these other events will be announced shortly, and can be found at http://weblion.psu.edu.

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