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AIIM International Exposition & Conference to Co-Locate with Drupalcon Boston 2008

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Co-Located Event Offers Open Source Web Content Management Platform Education and Networking for Drupal Developers

Newton, MA, January 29, 2008 – The AIIM International Exposition & Conference (, the largest, most comprehensive content and information management event in North America, today announced that Drupalcon Boston 2008 ( will be co-located. Drupal is a popular open source web publishing and collaboration platform, used by organizations including Sony BMG Records, Yahoo!, and The United Nations. The Drupal community consists of thousands of contributors from all over the world, who work together daily to make Drupal the most scalable, flexible, extensible, and secure content management platform. Co-location with the AIIM International Exposition & Conference offers expanded education and networking opportunities to Drupal developers, business owners, and clients seeking Drupal expertise. Both conferences will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, March 3-6.

The AIIM International Exposition & Conference will also co-locate with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition (, the preeminent event for commercial printers, publishers, and in-plant printing professionals, and the Xplor Document University Global Conference & Exhibition (

Dries Buytaert, Drupal creator, president of the Drupal Association, and CTO of Acquia, Inc., will present the Drupalcon keynote presentation on Monday, March 3, at 11:00 AM. The Drupal conference program will have four tracks—Site Building, Design & User Experience, Marketing & Business, Community & Core—with six 90-minute tutorials and ten 45-minute sessions, as well as a variety of “Birds of a Feather” sessions. In addition, Drupalcon will include a Drupal Job Fair on March 3 and a special social event on March 4. All Drupalcon Boston 2008 attendees will have access to the AIIM Expo exhibit hall.

Beth Torrey, event director, Questex Media Group, said “It is a win-win to bring Drupalcon together with the AIIM International Exposition & Conference, the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition and the Xplor Document University Global Conference & Exhibition. Together these events create the world’s largest information, digital printing, document and content management event.”

“The Drupal Association is committed to growing and developing the worldwide Drupal community through high quality events,” said Drupal’s Buytaert. “And we’re excited to co-locate Drupalcon Boston 2008 with the AIIM International Exposition & Conference. Joining forces with AIIM introduces Drupal to a new audience and offers the Drupal community access to the leading content and information management event in North America.”

For more information about the AIIM International Conference & Expo, or to register, visit or call 888-824-3004. To register or learn more about Drupalcon Boston 2008, visit

For information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at the AIIM International Conference & Exposition, contact Leo Squatrito at 617.219.8378 or For additional information on sponsorship opportunities for Drupalcon Boston 2008, contact Kieran Lal at

About Drupalcon

Drupalcon is the biannual conference of the global Drupal community, organized by the Drupal Association. Drupalcon is a gathering of hundreds of the top Drupal professionals, including core developers, independent consultants, and business owners. At Drupalcon, key members from the world-wide Drupal community enjoy crucial face-to-face time to share knowledge about Drupal tools and development best practices, to map out architectural strategies for the next version of the software, and to network with other Drupal professionals and clients seeking Drupal expertise.

About the Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the open source Drupal web publishing and collaboration platform. The Association funds and operates the community web infrastructure and promotes Drupal through events and other marketing activities. Association members are elected from the global Drupal community. For more information, see

AIIM International Exposition & Conference

The AIIM International Exposition & Conference is the world’s largest and oldest educational conference and exposition. The place to go to gain control, meet compliance standards and access important information from structured and unstructured data, the AIIM International Exposition & Conference assists IT professionals turn content and information into a powerful business tool. The exposition and conference attracts business professionals and executive management seeking the latest technologies to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content to support business processes, comply with governmental regulations, drive down costs, and gain the competitive advantage.

About AIIM – the ECM Association

AIIM is the international industry association connecting users and suppliers of enterprise content management (ECM) technologies – tools and methods used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content in support of business processes. For more than 60 years, AIIM has been a neutral and unbiased source for education and industry information, standards, advocacy, and community.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and service industries through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media, research, information and integrated marketing services. The company’s media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. The company’s businesses are managed through operating companies including Questex Media Group, InfoTrends, Inc., Imaging Networks and McLean Events International, Ltd, a world-leading producer of appointment-based events. The company’s combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Meryl Franzman
Questex Media Group

Jeff Whatcott
Drupalcon Boston 2008