[Athen] FW: CSUN Conference and LetsGoExpo Conference
Prof Norm Coombs
nrcgsh at rit.edu
Wed Mar 14 08:19:38 PDT 2007
I am a bit familiar with Let's Go Expo. It is trying to be the main place
to get online info on disability conferences. It is a commercial sell. It
has leaned on EASI to use it for 2-3 years. I have resisted so far. When
I look at it, I can see no benefit to EASI and lots of benefit from their
Of course if all the systems go with it, I may have to follow.
They work closely with ATIA conference winters in Florida. Now they are
trying to own CSUN.
I believe CSUN is making yet another mistake this year going with them.
At 05:56 AM 3/14/2007, you wrote:
>From: Ocusource [mailto:ocusource at ocusource.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:40 PM
>To: Ron Stewart
>Subject: CSUN Conference and LetsGoExpo Conference Management Systems
>A message from Dr. Lou Lipschultz, founder of LetsGoExpo:
>I wanted to take a moment to bring all manufacturers and vendors in our
>unique industry up to speed with the CSUN conference, and the role
>LetsGoExpo is playing in the event.
>As you may know, CSUN is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind.
>Last year the conference administration contracted a vendor to supply them
>with an accessible web-based conference management application. That vendor
>failed to supply the appropriate modifications to their current application
>to make it Section 508 compliant, and enhance its overall usability, and
>CSUN administration was unfortunately forced to search for an accessible
>conference management solution - which was essentially not available. Late
>in 2006 the CSUN administration approached LetsGoExpo knowing that our
>online meetings and web-based events were fully accessible. LetsGoExpo was
>very fortunate to be chosen to develop this application to accommodate the
>needs of this year's and hopefully future CSUN meetings.
>This of course was a significant undertaking, as we did not have an "onsite"
>conference management system in our development pipeline. Fortunately, our
>development team was ready for the task, and we successfully launched the
>first components of an onsite Conference Registration Management System. On
>January 26th, the general attendee registration module was launched. This
>has also generated significant improvements in our online event management
>systems as well.
>The new system includes an exhibitor and exhibit hall management system,
>speaker registration (including call for speakers, course submissions etc),
>scheduling system (for room assignments), attendee registration, as well as
>many other administrative tools. Our most unique feature is the effortless
>ability to exhibit, attend, speak or host online, onsite, or integrated
>online AND onsite events.
>My personal goal is to make the LetsGoExpo system a key resource for onsite
>as well as online event management to our industry. As such, please contact
>me personally or through the LetsGoExpo feedback system with any feedback
>you may have.
>Best personal regards,
>Lou Lipschultz, OD
>Founder & CEO
>loul at ocusource.com
>(888)299-6657, ext. 701
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