LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Kicks off This Week in Boston

WHAT: LinuxWorld Conference & Expo ( www.linuxworldexpo.com )

WHERE: The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)

WHEN: Conferences: April 3-6, 2006

Expo: April 4-6, 2006 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily)

April 3rd is conferences only. Tuesday, April 4th is the

big day for media

Opening Keynote: Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00 a.m. –

Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, The Media Laboratory, MIT.

First Press Conference: Tuesday, April 4 at 10:15 a.m. by

Xandros, followed by Oracle at 11:15 a.m.

The press conf. room is room 155.

WHO: Owned and produced by IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com )

HOW: Pre-registered media can pick their badges up at Media

Registration. Media who have not pre-registered for LinuxWorld

can register on-site at the Media Registration counter. Media

Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning on

Monday, April 3.

Media have access to all conference sessions except for the

Labs. You must pick up conference passes in the media center.

Click on this URL for the conference schedule:

http://www.linuxworldexpo.com/live/images/12/misc/LWBOSConBro.pdf .

Attendee registration is located in the main entrance of the

BCEC. The cost for an Exhibits Only pass is $50; conference

passes start at $295. Exhibit Hall passes include access to

all keynotes, the exhibit hall floor for all three days, and

10 hours of free Linux educational training on the Exhibit

Hall main stage.

SELECTED EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

LinuxWorld Press Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, April 4

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Xandros

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Message Solutions Inc.

Wednesday, April 5

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Acronis

11:15 – 12:00 a.m. Addison-Wesley/Prentice Hall "Open Source State of

the Union"

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Linux Professional Institute

LinuxWorld Keynote Schedule: (Room 210 A-C)

Tuesday, April 4

9:00 a.m. Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, The Media Laboratory, MIT:

"The $100 Laptop"

1:15 p.m. Bob Gatewood, CTO, athenahealth: "Mission Critical Open

Source in a High growth Enterprise"

Wednesday, April 5

9:00 a.m. Kevin Kettler, PhD, CTO of Dell Inc.: "Virtualization and