The 2002 International Rexx Symposium

A N N O U N C E M E N T

28 April - 1 May 2002

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

The 2002 International Rexx Symposium will return to the Research Triangle Park on 29 April - 1 May, 2002 .   The Symposium is the only technical conference dedicated to the Rexx family of programming languages, drawing speakers and attendees from around the world.   It is the best place to learn valuable Rexx programming techniques, keep up with the latest developments in the Rexx community, and confer with your colleagues, many of whom are luminaries in the field.   The Program will feature a wide variety of presentations ranging from tutorial introduction to real-world practical applications, to research papers describing techniques and features you will be using in the future.  

The 2002 Rexx Symposium highlights the practical capabilities of the Rexx Language.   The Program is being assembled and will include presentations such as the following:


Significant Savings on Hotel Rate!

Negotiations with the Sheraton Imperial resulted in a significant decrease in the Symposium room rate.   A standard room is nearly one-third less than the cost of the same room last year!   Be sure to request the "Rexx Symposium" special rate when you make your reservation.  


Back by popular demand!

The Rexx Shootout, where proponents of Rexx on various platforms take the same problem and demonstrate the benefits of their favorite solution, will return.   So far, we have codeslingers for Windows, Java, TSO, and Linux.   If you would like to participate, contact the RexxLA President president@rexxla.org for information.

Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow and author of Rexx and NetRexx, will be discuss how and why Rexx's Decimal Arithmetic has been implemented in Java, C, and possibly on an upcoming microprocessor chip.  

Dr. Rony Flatscher of the Vienna University of Business Administration and Economics will describe his work with DHTML with ObjectRexx.   He will also conduct a thorough tutorial of Object Rexx for anyone wanting to learn how to use this powerful Object-Oriented Programming Language.  

A representative from the IBM Rexx Development in Boeblingen, Germany will be on hand to discuss new developments in the IBM Rexx family, including the use of Rexx on Windows host platforms and networks.  

Details on each day's events will be made available as soon as possible.


Location

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
4700 Emperor Blvd
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703
USA

Registration Information

We have held the Symposium registration fee constant for the last three years.   Due to a significant discount on the hotel room rate, this will be the most affordable Symposium in many years!

Registration Fees Before 1 April   After 1 April  
Full Symposium 1 $195   $235  
Any single day 2 $69   $79  
Symposium Banquet   $50/person   $60/person  
1 Includes conference sessions, proceedings, lunches, Symposium Banquet on Tuesday, and annual RexxLA membership.
2 Includes conference sessions only.

Registration fee may be remitted by PayPal, VISA or MasterCard, personal check drawn on US bank, money order, or bank check.

To register, complete the 2002 Symposium Registration Form on the RexxLA website www.rexxla.org.   If you have any questions about the Registration process, please contact the RexxLA Treasurer treasurer@rexxla.org.

On-site registration in the Sheraton lobby
Sunday, 28 April   5:00-7:00pm
Mon-Wed, 29 April - 1 May   8:00-8:30am
 

Register before 1 April 2002 and save!


Lodging Information

We have negotiated an excellent room rate with the Sheraton - nearly a 30% discount from last year's rate!   Be sure to reserve your room early to take advantage of this rate.

Symposium Hotel   Reservations
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center  
4700 Emperor Blvd  
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27703  
USA
Reservations (USA)   +1-800-325-3535
International   +1-919-941-5050
Fax   +1-919-941-2958

A block of rooms is reserved until 6 April . Be sure to ask for these Rexx Symposium discounted rates:

Hotel Level Single/Double Daily Rate $89.00
Club Level Single/Double Daily Rate $139.00
Suite Single/Double Daily Rate $200.00

Call the toll-free (in US) Reservations number above or contact the hotel directly for reservations.


Travel Information

Raleigh/Durham International (RDU) is the nearest commercial airport to the Symposium.   For General Aviation arrivals, RDU is a Class C airport with two excellent FBOs offering 100LL and jet-A fuels.   Consult the AirNav database for more information.

The Sheraton Imperial offers a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service to and from RDU.   Use the Sheraton's courtesy phone in Baggage Claim to request pickup.

All major car rental agencies are available at RDU, as are taxi and shuttle services.

Driving Directions:

The Sheraton Imperial is located off Interstate 40 (exit 282 - Page Road) in the Research Triangle Park, just 3 miles from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

For More Information

Email your registration questions to the RexxLA Treasurer at treasurer@rexxla.org.   Send other questions about the Symposium to symposium@rexxla.org for prompt assistance.