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ABLEconf Announces 2011 Keynote

ABLEconf UPDATE -- Mar. 29, 2011

SUMMARY: Tim Thomas, CIO of Local Motors will give ABLEconf's 2011 keynote. In the keynote Tim will explain how Local Motors benefits from using Free Software, uses Creative Commons licensing for designs and generally applies Free and Open Source Software methodologies to designing and manufacturing cars.

Local Motors produces quality automobiles in the micro-factory in Chandler, Arizona. Attend ABLEconf to learn more!

Pre-register for a chance to win a Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11-U with Intel Atom D510 processor. You must be present at ABLEconf to win.

The Saturday April 2nd free-admission one-day business-oriented (think "free" as in "freedom") conference gives insight leveraging Free and Open Source Software tools to reduce IT costs while increasing flexibility.

Other topics include cloud computing, Free Software for business, Free Software for education, business migrations to Open Source, hackerspaces and Free Software for maintaining translations.

Presenters come from companies such as Local Motors, Dell, Choice Hotels, Mosaic Team and HeatSyncLabs.

Several sessions will be streamed live by ABLEconf sponsor ConferenceByWire, a video-conferencing and video content distribution solution that brings live and on-demand conferences and conventions directly to one's computer.

WHERE: ABLEConf 2011 will be held at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) located at 2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ 85283. It is located a few blocks west of 1-10 and Baseline Road. Free parking is available in UAT's parking lot.

WHEN: Saturday, April 2nd from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM

MEDIA: For more information about this announcement, or to schedule an interview with an ABLEconf representative, please contact Hans at 1.623.252.ABLE or e-mail him at info (at) Follow ABLEconf's microblog at

ABLEconf is an annual business-oriented Free Software conference organized by a coalition of many Arizona Free Software groups. ABLEconf aims to show the Arizona business, non-profit, education and government communities that Free Software makes economic and business security sense.

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