The 2005 International Rexx Symposium
18 - 21 April 2005
Redondo Beach, California, USA

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association

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

"Welcome Open Object Rexx"


The 2005 International Rexx Symposium will celebrate the transfer of IBM Object REXX to RexxLA as an open source project.   It has been ten years since the Symposium has been held on the west coast of the US, so where better to meet than the beautiful Southern California seaside resort of Redondo Beach?   To accomodate the large number of presentations offered, the sixteenth annual Rexx Symposium has been extended to four days again.   The program agenda represents the best of an overwhelming number of quality presentations offered by the best Rexx practitioners in the world.   As usual, the Sunday before the Symposium will feature free tutorials and a welcome reception.

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.   Session abstracts that have been accepted may be viewed on the RexxLA website.

The Program Schedule is being assembled and will be available on the RexxLA website soon.


Symposium Location

Palos Verdes Inn
1700 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


Registration Information

Registration Fees Before 28 March   After 28 March  
Full Symposium1 $295   $345  
Any single day2 Mon, Tue, Wed $80   $90  
Thu $40   $50  
Symposium Banquet   $50/person   $60/person  
1 Includes conference sessions, lunches (Mon,Tue), Symposium Banquet (Wed), proceedings, and annual RexxLA membership.
2 Includes conference sessions and lunches (Mon,Tue) only.

Registration fee may be paid online by PayPal or Credit Card, or by mail with VISA or MasterCard, personal check drawn on US bank, money order, or bank check.

To register, complete the 2005 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
Sunday 18:00-22:00
Daily 08:15-08:30

Register before 28 March 2005 and save!


Lodging Information

The Palos Verdes Inn is holding a certain number of west-facing (Oceanview) rooms for Symposium attendees.   We have negotiated an excellent Symposium room rate of $90 ($99 including tax).   This rate will be honored for additional days before and after the Symposium.   You may reserve a room via email, telephone, or fax, as below.   Be sure to specify "Rexx Symposium" when you make your reservation to get this special rate.

The Symposium rate is available only by contacting the Palos Verdes Inn directly.

Reservations must be made by 17 March to get this special rate.

There are a limited number of rooms at this rate so reserve your room early!

Symposium Hotel Reservations

Palos Verdes Inn
1700 S. Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Internet reservations@palosverdesinn.com
Voice (toll-free US) +1.800.421.9241
Voice (overseas) +1.310.316.4211
Fax +1.310.316.4863

Remember to specify "Rexx Symposium" to get the discounted rate!


Banquet Information

The Symposium Banquet will be held at The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.   This is where Jay Leno tries out his material nearly every Sunday night.   They need to know ahead of time who will be ordering which entrée, so be sure to fill out that part of the Registration Form.   We must provide a final headcount and payment by 11 April, so don't wait until the last minute!


Travel Information

The Redondo Beach area is easily accessible by car, bus, train, or air.   See here for details, directions, and local maps.   Zamperini Field (TOA) in Torrance, CA is the nearest General Aviation airport.   It is a Class D tower-controlled facility with several FBOs on the field.


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.