World's Largest Vendor-Independent Data Management Conference Begins March 4 in Boston, MA

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There's still time to register for 11th Annual DAMA International Symposium & Wilshire Meta-Data Conference showcasing latest trends in data-centric technology initiatives.

Wilshire Conferences, Inc., creators of high-quality educational conferences for information technology professionals, hosts the most valuable learning forum of the year for the data and business communities, March 4 -- 8, 2007, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. The DAMA International Symposium & Wilshire Meta-Data Conference will feature keynote speaker, Don Tapscott, one of the world's leading thinkers on strategy and business, and best-selling author of Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything. Plus, more than 40 data practitioners will offer case studies and share their experience with their peers.

Over 130 sessions are conveniently rated by level of expertise: Introductory/All Audiences, Intermediate, Advanced, or Business. Attendees create the program most relevant for them by choosing from a variety of subject tracks, including Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, Enterprise Architecture, Information and Data Quality, Governance, Metadata Management, Semantics and Ontologies, Zachman Framework, and many more. And even though a record number of registrants are scheduled to attend this year, there's still room for more and plenty of time to register.

The 11th Annual DAMA International Symposium & Wilshire Meta-Data Conference brings together data management experts from around the globe, including executives from American Express, the Central Intelligence Agency, BMO Financial Group (winners of the 2007 Wilshire Award for Metadata Best Practices), GE Money, UPS, Intel, and Nationwide Insurance. In addition, audio recordings for almost all the sessions are included with each conference registration fee. Only registrants for the conference portion of the program will be entitled to receive free access to the audio recordings, as well as receive printed documentation of their chosen workshop, tutorial and seminar.

"This is the conference where practitioners come to learn from each other," says Wilshire Conferences president, Tony Shaw. "Uniquely designed for data managers as well as their business partners, this conference offers more sessions designed to enhance the growing relationship between business and IT. Both groups learn how to align data strategy with business and profit from metadata management."

For more information about the data management world's largest and most authoritative vendor-neutral educational conference, or to register, please visit

About Wilshire Conferences

Wilshire Conferences, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, sponsors and organizes educational conferences for information technology professionals, primarily in the areas of data management and application development. Wilshire conferences enable industry experts, professional peers and technology experts to effectively interact and share best practices in the most comprehensive educational environment.

More 2007 educational programs from Wilshire Conferences include:

SemTech: The Semantic Technology Conference, May 20 -- 24, San Jose, CA

Data Governance Conference, June 25 -- 28, San Francisco, CA

Information and Data Quality Conference (IDQ), September 24 -- 28, Las Vegas, NV

Please visit the Wilshire Conferences Web site at for a description of these educational conferences and seminars, and to sign up to receive announcements of future events.

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