The 2000 International Rexx Symposium

24-26 May 2000
Phoenix, AZ USA

You are cordially invited to attend The 2000 International Rexx Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rexx Symposium provides a focal point for the exchange of technical information and software solutions provided by the Rexx family of programming languages.

Sessions will address such topics as using Rexx to solve awkward business problems, creating Internet and intranet Java solutions, rapid application development and deployment, database access routines, handy utilities, and aftermarket Rexx function/class libraries. The program will span the full range of platforms on which the Rexx languages are implemented, including Windows, Unix and Linux, as well as all IBM operating systems. Time will be allotted for Rexx software vendors to demonstrate new and enhanced product offerings and offer technical assistance.

Mike Cowlishaw, IBM Fellow and the creator of Rexx and NetRexx will discuss the latest developments in NetRexx, the easiest way to program in the Java environment. Manfred Schweizer, Manager of Rexx Development will be on hand from the IBM Software Development Labs in Boeblingen, Germany to answer questions about the Rexx family of products.

Our venue will be the world-renowned Wigwam Resort, a Mobil Guide Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond property outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The resort was built in 1918 by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company as a private lodge for visiting company executives. The Wigwam's Executive Chef was once a White House Chef, and the cuisine reflects his uncompromising approach to quality and excellence. If you are a golfer, the Wigwam boasts three outstanding courses, two of which were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Sponsored by the Rexx Language Association.

Adjunct Activities

WarpTech will be held the following weekend 26-28 May at the Wigwam. This three day, details-oriented technical conference for OS/2 enthusiasts is being sponsored by the Phoenix OS/2 Society, Inc (POSSI). The first day of WarpTech will overlap with the last day of the Symposium in order to accomodate the large number of OS/2 users interested in Rexx, and vice versa. Depite being ignored by the press, OS/2 is thriving in the corporate datacenter and on sophisticated desktops world-wide. Stay for the weekend and take advantage of the exciting program they have put together!

The ANSI Standard Committee for Rexx will meet in conjunction with the Symposium. This committee developed and maintains the ANSI Standard for Rexx and will meet Tuesday 23 May, at the Resort. Anyone interested in Rexx or the ANSI Standard is welcome to attend. Contact the committee Chair, Dr. Brian Marks for further information.

Lodging Information

Symposium Hotel Reservations
Wigwam Resort
300 Wigwam Boulevard
Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
24-Hour Worldwide
Direct +1-623-935-3811
Fax +1-623-935-3737

A limited number of rooms are reserved until 30 April at these discounted Rexx Symposium rates:

Run of House / European Plan $99 Single/Double
Garden Suite $149 Single/Double
Premier Suite $199 Single/Double

Call the Resort for reservations.

Registration Information

Registration Fees Through 30 April After 30 April
Full Symposium1 $195 $255
Any single day2 $69 $79
Symposium Dinner $50/person $60/person
1Includes conference sessions, proceedings, lunch each day, Symposium Dinner on Thursday, and annual RexxLA membership.
2Includes conference sessions, lunches, and annual RexxLA membership, but does not include proceedings or Dinner.

Registration fee may be remitted by VISA or MasterCard, personal check drawn on US bank, or money order.

To register, print the registration form, complete it legibly, and mail it with the proper remittance payable to Rexx Symposium to:

Symposium Registration
P.O.Box 14472
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4472
On-site registration in the Wigwam Resort lobby
Tuesday, 23 May 6:00-8:00pm
Wed-Fri, 24-26 May 7:30-8:00am

Travel Information

The Wigwam Resort is 25 minutes west of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), the nearest commercial airport. For general aviation arrivals, Goodyear (GYR) is less than 5 miles from the Wigwam.

Here are driving instructions and a map of the Phoenix area. The Wigwam is the red star and the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is the gray area just west of highway 153.

All major rental car agencies, taxis, and other forms of ground transportation are available at PHX. Taxi, limousine, or shuttle service between PHX and the Wigwam is available for around $25 per person.

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