Dates for your diary

May 16th
Submission deadline

June 30th
Early Bird cut-off

Open Publish 08

Open Publish is the premier event for management and implementation issues relating to publishing technology based on open standards.

Brett Jackson of Atlassian and Michael Sampson to Keynote Open Publish

Brett Jackson
Director of Product Management and Design

Brett Jackson has led programs of communication, product development and innovation for corporates such as HSBC, Apple, Fairfax and Aristocrat. He is currently Director of Product Management and Design with Atlassian, one of the fastest growing and globally successful Australian software companies.

Michael Sampson
Managing Director
The Michael Sampson Company

Michael Sampson helps businesses to improve the capability of teams that can't be together, to work together. Michael is an Industry Analyst, Independent Consultant, Author and Workshop Leader.

Michael holds an MCom in telecommunications-based IT, and is working on his PhD in virtual teams. See

Open Publish 2008 Program

The 2008 conference program features a wide array of publishing topics that explores the technology, business and human factors that are driving change in the publishing process.

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- Management Track

- Technical Track



Sharepoint as a Collaboration Tool: An independent Evaluation

Michael Sampson
The Michael Sampson Company

Selecting The Right CMS

James Robertson
Step Two Designs

Conference Sessions

Management Track

The Truth about Enterprise 2.0
Matthew Moore, Engineers Without Fears

Trends in Web System Designs
David Warwick, Komodo CMS

Business Process Transformation (via Open Standards)
Gareth Oakes, Global Publishing Solutions

Why Words Matter: Metadata for Websites
Glenda Browne, Web Indexing

Managing Content with Wikis
James Matheson, CustomWare

Migrating to Open Source Solutions
Dylan Jay, Pretaweb

Building CMS into an Educational Technology Architecture
Alexander Roche, Androgogic

The Changing Locus of Collaboration
Michael Sampson, The Michael Sampson Company

Ten Tips for Succeeding at Collaboration
James Robertson, Step Two Designs

World Wide Fund for Nature: A Global Case Study
Cairo Walker, Step Two Designs

Single Source Publishing Now Mainstream
Peter Meyer, Elkera

Technical Track

Real-time Data Syndication Using XML
Dr Alan Burton, eGloo Technologies

Cascading Style Sheets 3
John Allsopp, Westciv

Improved Governance through URLs
Rick Jelliffe, Topologi

Better business systems with Office and SharePoint
Alistair Spiers, Microsoft

Applications of the REST Principle
Liming Zhu, National ICT Australia

Useful Tricks and Tools for Intranets
Michael Cleland, City of Casey

W3C Standards Are Not Enough
Ben Buchanan, News Digital Media

Interactive Websites: The Issues and Benefits
Russ Weakly, Max Design

Document Storage and Processing on Mobile Devices
Raymond Wong, National ICT Australia & University of NSW

Please note: despite our best efforts, the conference program is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.