Balisage Conference

Volume 10, Issue 104; 09 Oct 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

We're going to continue to get extreme about markup in Montréal!

Long time readers (have I been doing this long enough to have long time readers?) will know that Extreme Markup Languages has always been my favorite XML conference.

I'm happy to report that we're all going to meet in Montréal again next year to do the usual thing:

It's an XML Conference. It's an XSL Conference. It's a conference about SGML, LMNL, XSL-FO, XTM, RDF, XQuery, SVG, MathML, OWL, UBL, XSD, TexMECS, RNG, and a lot more. We welcome papers about topic maps, document modeling, markup of overlapping structures, ontologies, metadata, content management, and other markup-related topics at Balisage.

Balisage?, I hear you ask. Yes, “Balisage!” There's a new conference in town. Run by our same dear friends and, I have every confidence, attended by the same delightful band of markup theoreticians and practitioners. (Same city, same time, same hotel, same organizers, all that's changed is that it's no longer affiliated with IDEAlliance.)

In the interest of full disclosure, I am now credited as “an advisor” to the esteemed chairs. If you're into markup, my advice to you is to make plans to be in Montréal next August. I can only hope my advice to them is always that good.

I didn't make it this year (pout!) but I'm sure planning to there next year.


Will Extreme also be happening in 2008? If so, why two conferences? If not, what happened to Extreme?

—Posted by John L. Clark on 12 Oct 2007 @ 03:49 UTC #

I can't speak for IDEAlliance, but since the traditional organizers will be doing Balisage instead, I think it's unlikely.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 12 Oct 2007 @ 04:20 UTC #