Today Nuxeo announced its first ever global user conference – to be held in Paris March 11-12, 2010. A lot of work ahead of us, finalizing the tracks, getting speakers lined up, signing up partners for some sponsorship activities.. busy days indeed. But it really is intended to be a celebration – of 10 years of innovation, expansion, sustained growth. As we embark on our second decade, we want to kick it off surrounded by the customers, partners, community that see the value of open source ECM and have contributed to our strategy.

So why should you come?

If you're a customer we'd love to hear your story. Deliver a session, volunteer for a panel discussion, or just suggest a topic you'd like to hear from one of our product experts. Even in today's online world of video, remote conferencing, web collaboration – the value of an in person event remains high. Establishing personal connections with peers, vendors, consultants is tremendously valuable – networking and communication is how things get done.

If you're a partner, we'd also love to hear from you – what innovative applications have you delivered on the Nuxeo platform? What cool integrations have you built? And we want to get you involved in the program as sponsors. We have packages to meet a range of marketing budgets, and welcome you to share the spotlight with us.

If you're an analyst, consultant, journalist or blogger, come hear for yourself why the adoption rate for open source Enterprise Content Management is growing, and why Nuxeo is the company to watch in 2010. We'll make sure we have interesting stories from our customers and some innovative perspectives on the ECM market from our senior management team. (That reminds me... I better go check on what the wifi situation at the venue will be....)

And I'm extending a specific invitation to our growing base of North American customers and partners. Getting tired of the usual Orlando and Vegas conference circuit? Come to Paris in the spring. Grab a front row seat as we unveil the vision for next generation Enterprise Content Management.