Theme Set for UniForum '95

Conference and trade show will feature Solutions for Open Computing

UniForum '95: Solutions for Open Computing is the theme for the upcoming UniForum Conference and Trade Show to be held March 12-16 at the Dallas Convention Center.

"In deciding on this theme we wanted to build on the success of the 1994 theme-The Road to Open Systems", said Richard Jaross, UniForum Executive Director. " The emphasis last year was on delivering users a roadmap to help them get started on the way toward an open systems implementation, or to provide strategies to allow them to get there faster. I think we really delivered on that. Now, with open systems firmly imbedded as the model for enterprise computing, we felt that for 1995 our emphasis had to be on solutions that can be implemented throughout the complex world of open computing. We feel confident that the user and vendor community will embrace this theme and make it their own as they make their plans to attend and participate in the show next March," he said.

The UniForum Conference Committee has received a record number of paper submissions from prospective session leaders and is in the process of settling on the session tracks that will define the overall content of the conference. "Our theme, Solutions for Open Computing, will be followed throughout the conference, said Deborah Bonnin, UniForum conference manager. "You'll see specific, user driven, solutions-based offerings in our session tracks, as well as in the tutorials, workshops and plenaries. The theme gives all our contributors and session organizers a rallying point as they begin to hone the content of the conference," she said. "We plan to provide solutions to problems faced by users especially in the realm of applications development, where we see an enormous opportunity for open systems growth."

UniNews will begin to feature detailed coverage of the UniForum '95 Conference in upcoming issues. Members are urged to send UniNews comments and suggestions on the conference program as it develops. Member feedback will be shared with the conference organizers. Direct your comments via e-mail to or write to Don Dugdale, Senior Editor, UniForum, 2901 Tasman Drive #205, Santa Clara, CA 95054.