Southwest Fox is the best FoxPro conference in North America and this year, 8 of the 16 speakers live in the Great Lakes region. We're proud of this fact .. but .. it's created a problem because they're all vying for limited user group slots to practice their sessions. To overcome this issue, the three FoxPro user groups in Michigan have banded together to create a special one-day event as a platform for these speakers to practice their conference sessions. Please join us for this wonderful event! Info at a glance: Southwest Fox Rehearsal Saturday, August 29, 2009 8:30 - 5:30 Springhill Suites Marriott, Lansing, MI Cost: $20.00 donation to cover beverages, snacks and lunch Speakers/Sessions: Mike Feltman - HTML and Visual FoxPro Toni Feltman - Data Driven Applications Walt Krzystek - SQL Server Tips & Tricks Jody Meyer - Speak to Me: Applying MS Office Automation to Real Business Needs Paul Mrozowski - Refactoring Legacy Code Cathy Pountney - Making the Most of VFP 9 SP2 Reports (Part I) The FoxPro Community Gives: The organizers and speakers are all donating their time to this event. In addition, MMFUDG, GRAFUG, and White Light Computing are donating money to cover the cost of the room and equipment. All we're asking from you is a $20 donation to cover the cost of snacks, beverages, and lunch. All profits above our expenses will be donated to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund. The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund is intended to raise money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. The Fund is named in memory of Ceil Silver, a long-time member of the Visual FoxPro community, who passed away in January, 2009. Read more about the fund here: http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.aspx. You can help too by making an additional donation to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund. To sweeten the pot the organizers of the Southwest Fox Conference have made a generous offer. Any person who is not already registered for Southwest Fox 2009 and makes a donation over the $20 will receive a dollar-for-dollar discount off their registration for Southwest Fox (over the $20, up to $125). It's like getting the Super-Saver Early Bird discount AFTER the deadline. In fact, the organizers will even throw in a free pre-conference session for those who donate $50 or more above the $20 food cost. Registration: Only 40 seats are available so please register soon to ensure your spot. To register, please send an email confirmation along with your lunch choice (see below) to Rick Schummer (DAFUG) and send payment of $20 (or more) by check or paypal. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org (No credit cards please / Use the "Personal" option) Check: DAFUG c/o Rick Schummer 42759 Flis Dr. Sterling Heights, MI 48314 Hotel: For anyone interested in staying at the hotel, a room rate of $89 has been negotiated. Just mention that you're attending this special one-day seminar. Springhill Suites Marriot 111 South Marketplace Boulevard Lansing MI 48917 Schedule: Here's the planned schedule (order of the speakers will be determined at game time). 8:30 - 9:45 1st presentation 10:00 - 11:15 2nd presentation 11:30 - 12:45 3rd presentation Lunch (30 mins) 1:15 - 2:30 4th presentation 2:45 - 4:00 5th presentation 4:15 - 5:30 6th presentation We hope to see all of you there!! Rick Bean (MMFUDG) Rick Schummer (DAFUG) Jody Meyer (GRAFUG) Cathy Pountney (GRAFUG) LUNCH CHOICES: You have the choice of a sandwich or wrap. If you want a sandwich - Choose one from each category: Breads: White / Wheat / Marble Rye / Roll / Croissant Meats: Ham / Roast Beef / Turkey / Salami / Pastrami / Chicken / Liverwurst Cheeses: American / Cheddar / Swiss / Provolone If you want a wrap - Choose one of the following: Caesar Salad Veggie Wrap Italian Veggie Wrap Available Condiments - Choose as many as you want: Mustard / Dijon / Mayo / Miracle Whip / Lettuce / Tomato / Onion / Pickle / Banana Peppers Side choices - Choose one of the following: Chips (default) / Fruit Cup / Cottage Cheese / Applesauce / Coleslaw Deli spear - Available upon request. Beverages Coffee, tea & bottled water will be available throughout the day. A selection of pop will be available as well (feel free to offer suggestions).