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Subject: Deadlines Approaching for the OASIS Adoption Forum

OASIS Adoption Forum
17-18 October 2005
Hilton London Metropole Hotel
London, UK 

Deadlines are Approaching...

~ Special OASIS Group Hotel Rate Expires on 7 October 

OASIS has arranged to offer a special group rate of £119 for single
occupancy, including an American breakfast. To receive this group rate,
you need to contact the hotel directly at +44(0)207 616 6570 and provide
the group reference number “OASI161005”. Again, reservations must be
made directly with the hotel by 7 October to ensure that you receive the
discounted group rate. We will be unable to secure the rate after that
date. Reservation questions may be directed to: Kerry Reardon at
+44(0)207 616 6570.

~ Advance Registration Ends 10 October

Advance registration will end on 10 October. All registrations placed
after that date will need to be submitted onsite at the event. The
registration desk will be open outside the Windsor Suite at the hotel
beginning at 8:00 AM. 

Registration details:  All OASIS members are entitled to a 100 USD
discount off the meeting fee. The fee to attend the Forum is 300 USD for
OASIS members and 400 USD for non-members. This meeting fee includes
access to all sessions (both on Monday and Tuesday), luncheon, coffee
breaks, reception, and associated materials. Register now at

Event Recap...

~ A Sound Program 

The event will be chaired by John Borras, the CEO of the UK's Local
e-Government Standards Body. David Mitchell, a software practice leader
at Ovum will provide a keynote discussing how open standards and open
source relate, how they differ, and what the future holds for both. The
agenda includes presentations on standards and taxation, egovernment and
standards, e-voting standards, ehealth case studies, web services
business process execution language, and UBL. Rounding out the first day
will be featured panel on open standards and the need for coordination
between standards organizations. The panel will bring together
representatives from the most influential standards organizations in
Europe, including: CEN/ISSS, GS1, ICTSB, WfMC and ITU.

~ Special Add-On OpenDocument/DITA Event, Sponsored by Sun Microsystems
and IBM

Following the OASIS Adoption Forum will be a half-day program showcasing
two newly approved OASIS Standards, OpenDocument and the Darwin
Information Typing Architecture (DITA). This new special event will be
free to all registered OASIS Adoption Forum attendees. Individuals
interested in attending this half-day event only may register online at
The fee for the half-day only program on the 18th is 60 USD for OASIS
members and 90 USD for non-members.

~ Networking Opportunities

Many networking opportunities are available at this year's Adoption
Forum.  All these networking functions are covered by the meeting fee
and include coffee breaks, lunch and a reception. OASIS leaders will be
available at the event, so we encourage you to take advantage of this
great opportunity to share your views on the future of OASIS directly
with the organization's leaders.

~ Special Thanks

Special thanks to our sponsors including: Foundational Members, BEA
Systems, Innodata-Isogen, SAP, and Sun Microsystems, and event sponsors,
HP, IBM, and Xenos. In addition, we would like to thank all the
organizations that agreed to support the event including: CEN/ISSS, GS1,

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