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ISVCon 2013 Early Bird Discount Extended!

Ok… we hear you!  September is a long way off to make plans.
So, we’ve extended the deadline for our Early Bird discount for ISVCon until the end of March!
So you still have the opportunity to save hundreds of dollars, with conference prices starting at just $295 for ASP members!
-Rich
PS: Also, don’t forget that the deadline for submitting your speaking proposals is coming up soon — please get your proposals submitted to us by March 12th (see http://www.isvcon.org/ISVCon2013-CallForSpeakers.pdf) for details)

ISVCon 2013: Call for Speakers

ISVCon2013 CallForSpeakers
ISVCon is a non-profit conference for ISVs (Independent Software Vendors). It attracts software developers, publishers, and other professionals in the software industry, all sharing a common interest in software marketing, sales, development, distribution, and other related issues. ISVCon provides an environment of networking, education, and collaboration.
ISVCon 2013 will take place September 27-29 in Reno, Nevada at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa.
Please consider supporting the conference not only by attending and/or sponsoring, but also by sharing your knowledge and expertise with others. We invite you to submit your proposal to speak at the conference.
New this year – We will be offering free conference registration for speakers, which includes the conference-sponsored lunches! (Sorry, we are not able to provide any compensation for travel or accommodations.)
SUBJECTS
Speakers are needed on all subjects related to being an ISV. We are especially interested in topics with recent buzz, like mobile computing, cloud computing, software as a service, social networks, etc. Business and marketing related subjects are always popular too. In fact, any subject of interest to ISVs will be considered.
The ISVCon sessions will run in a single track, and will incorporate topics of interest for both start-ups and experienced ISVs.
LENGTH
Most sessions are an hour long, and individual presentations can run anywhere from 15 to 50 minutes, depending on whether you are going “solo” or will be on a panel with other speakers (remember that we leave time at the end of each session for audience questions). If you and a friend or two have an idea for a shared session, each speaker should submit a proposal for their talk, and note their preferred session partners.
PROPOSAL
Your speaking proposal should include the following details:
1. Speaker name
2. Company/Affiliation
3. Contact information
4. Subject of proposed presentation (and/or possible title)
5. Summary of proposed presentation
(please include enough detail to differentiate your presentation from any other proposed presentations on a similar subject)
As with the 2012 event, we will be video taping the sessions, and posting them on our website for viewing by attendees, newsletter subscribers, and ASP members.
Please email your ISVCon speaking proposal to Rich Holler, rich@isvcon.org
DEADLINES
The deadline for submitting your proposal is Tuesday, March 12th.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified via email by Friday, March 29th.
VENDORS
If you represent a company that sells products or services to ISVs, you are welcome to submit a proposal to speak in your area of expertise. However, we require that the majority of a presentation be of general interest, with any company- or product-specific information limited to only the last few minutes of the presentation.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.isvcon.org
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ISVCon Speakers Manager:
Rich Holler
Email: rich @ isvcon.org

ASP Member High-Logic B.V. Wins 2012 Epsilon Award for MainType

High-Logic B.V.’s MainType was named the winner of the 2012 Epsilon Award at the 12th annual European Software Conference. Each year, The Epsilon Award recognizes the best software application from the European software and microISV community. ASP is a Supporting Sponsor of the European Software Conference.
MainType takes the frustration out of managing your Windows fonts. Using drag and drop, MainType lets you find, preview, organize, install, and print your fonts. Unlike simple font preview applications, MainType is designed for graphic artists, typographers, and other power users who demand high-end functionality such as network support, plug-ins, advanced categorizing and searching capabilities, and fast searches for the fonts that they need.
The new database structure allows MainType to start processing fonts immediately, and results in substantially improved processing speed, even on systems with tens of thousands of fonts. The database design makes it simple to back up and restore your font library. Network support allows access to fonts that are stored on a network drive.
MainType 5 runs under Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000, and costs $39(US) for a single-user license of the Standard Edition and $79 for the Professional Edition. For more information, contact High-Logic B.V., Tuinstraat 60, 3732 VM De Bilt, The Netherlands.
The Epsilon Award’s second-place winner was Cosmin Unguru’s BatchPhoto. Cosmin is also a member of the ASP.
The 13th annual European Software Conference will be held November 2nd and 3rd, 2013 in Venice, Italy. Additional information about the Epsilon Award, and about the European Software Conference, can be found on www.euroconference.org