Novell will not be holding the annual BrainShare conference in Salt Lake City, Utah that was scheduled for March 2009.
Novell has held BrainShare for more than 20 years, and many of our Cool Solutions readers are regular attendees. Many of you have indicated that because of the current economic climate, you are under increasing pressure to reduce travel and other controllable expenses and are hesitant to commit to attending our BrainShare 2009 conference.
If you have already registered, your registration fee will be refunded in full. Registrations that were paid by credit card will be refunded within 1 – 2 business days. If the registration fee was paid using check, money order, wire transfer, or PO, Novell will issue a refund before the end of the calendar year. Check out the FAQ for more info about refunds.
Over the coming months, we will continue to focus on building the high-quality training and enablement offerings you always got at BrainShare. We will do this through online classes, virtual conferences and local tours. These new approaches will allow everyone to participate in our education and training—without incurring the high cost of travel that, at least for now, is an issue for many of you.
We are as disappointed as anyone. We hate to miss the opportunity to mingle with our Cool Solutions contributors and fans in person. Here’s hoping the economy picks up soon!