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Southwest Fox 2009

October 15-18, 2009
Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center in Mesa, Arizona

October 26, 2009
The dates for Southwest Fox 2010 have been announced: October 14-17, 2010.

Southwest Fox 2010

October 26, 2009
At the Southwest Fox 2009 keynote session, Cesar Ch. was announced as the 2009 VFPX Administrator's Outstanding Service award winner.

October 13, 2009
Streaming videos of several conference sessions will be available. See our blog for details.

September 10, 2009
Due to the condition of the global economy, we're seeing a drop in registrations this year. So we have a couple of special "recession buster" deals we hope will encourage a few more people to sign up for the best Visual FoxPro conference in North America.

September 4, 2009
Sara Ford, Program Manager for Codeplex (home of VFPX) is going to present "Towards a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem on" at the Thursday night keynote. Please see the announcement on our blog for all the details. Sara's keynote is being sponsored by F1 Technologies and White Light Computing, Inc.

August 25, 2009
Southwest Fox is only seven weeks away. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to do so before September 1 to save $50 on your registration fee.

August 25, 2009
Bad news: CÚsar Ch. cannot attend Southwest Fox after all. Good news: Emerson Santon Reed has been selected to take his place as the 2009 Ceil Silver Ambassador.

August 25, 2009
FoxShow #62 has an interview with Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig and Rick Schummer regarding Southwest Fox 2009. Discussions range from choice of sessions, VFPX, new speakers and sponsors and the state of FoxPro development.

August 23, 2009
Walt Krzystek's video showing a teaser of his pre-conference session on SourceGear Vault is now available.

August 22, 2009
Rick Schummer created a video showing what he covers in his VFPX tools for the IDE session.

August 22, 2009
Mike Feltman has decided to split his HTML session into two: "HTML and Visual FoxPro" and "HTML for the Desktop", and save "Introducing ChatterFox" for another time.

August 2, 2009
Jim Nelson has created videos previewing his sessions on the cool PEM Editor and FoxCharts tools.

July 24, 2009
The first of hopefully several videos previewing conference sessions is now available.

July 16, 2009
Kevin Cully is the winner of the White Light Computing $300 scholarship to attend Southwest Fox.

July 14, 2009
Visionpace is hosting a VMP Developers Meeting Friday night at 8:30 pm. This meeting is open to all developers using VMP (developers not using VMP are also welcome).

July 14, 2009
KnowItAll, LLC is generously providing a free copy of KnowItAll, document and knowledge management software, to all Southwest Fox attendees.

July 2, 2009
The deadline for the super-saver discount for Southwest Fox 2009 has been extended to July 7th.

June 29, 2009
Your opportunity to save big on registration for Southwest Fox ends soon. Super-saver registration offers $125 off the price of the conference, and gives you one free half-day pre-conference session, for total savings of $224. But hurry, because the super-saver offer expires on July 1.

May 1, 2009
Speakers and sessions have been announced and registration is now available for Southwest Fox 2009.

April 20, 2009
We are pleased to announce that CÚsar Ch. has been selected as the 2009 Ceil Silver Ambassador.

March 12, 2009
Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2009 are due on Monday, March 16. We are always looking for new speakers, so if you have some interesting ideas, submit your proposals by Monday.

February 23, 2009
Today we released the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2009. Anyone interested in presenting should visit, read the Call for Speakers document, and download the proposal submission application. Session proposals are due by March 16.

We're adding a track this year called Technology for the VFP Developer. It'll cover things other than VFP that make life easier for FoxPro developers, like source control and virtual machines. Of course, we still plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and of course, VFPX.

If you think you have something to say to the VFP community, please submit session proposals, even if you've never spoken at a conference before. Our community is strengthened when more people take an active role. Do be aware that speaking at a conference is a serious commitment. Even for experienced speakers, preparing a new session takes 40-80 hours. Doing it well at the conference calls for several rehearsals beforehand, too. So make sure you can commit the necessary time--the Call for Speakers lays out all the deadlines.

We're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Reading through the proposals we receive each year is really exciting, and choosing among them is always a challenge.

February 23, 2009
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December 18, 2008
Mark your calendar now: Southwest Fox 2009 will be held October 15 - 18, 2009.

Southwest Fox 2009
More details can be found at

We look forward to seeing you in Arizona in October!

Rick Schummer
Doug Hennig
Tamar Granor

See also Southwest Fox Southwest Fox 2008 Southwest Fox 2007 Southwest Fox 2006 Southwest Fox 2005.

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