OutStart Announces 2009 Global User Conference

Boston – December 16, 2008 – OutStart will host its 2009 global user conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, from April 29 - 30, 2009.  OutStart has designed its two-day conference for senior-level executives as well as day-to-day users of OutStart’s software.  The conference agenda includes case studies highlighting the way executives at leading companies met their business challenges using OutStart’s learning and social software; networking and brainstorming opportunities; in-depth product sessions punctuated with best practices; and, a not-to-be-missed OutStart Customer Appreciation Night.

This year’s highly informative breakout sessions will cover a range of OutStart technologies including learning content management, learning management systems, social software platforms, software simulations, desktop development and sales effectiveness systems.

"The OutStart User Conference creates a forum to share ideas, tips, tricks and best practices for automating the development, management and maintenance of learning content,” said Gaylene Galliford, Manager -Training, Design & Development for Apria Healthcare.  “The breakout sessions also provide an excellent opportunity to share examples of what we are doing in-house. Even though attendees represent various industries, we come together to collaborate as training and development professionals.”

“We’re always excited by the innovative ways in which our customers from around the world have put our solutions to work solving their business problems,” says Massood Zarrabian, CEO of OutStart. “The OutStart User Conference provides an open platform for our customers to share how they are using OutStart’s solutions to enable their employees, customers and partners to perform their jobs more effectively, improve their businesses’ agility, and deliver a significant and timely ROI.   Whether our customers are presenters or attendees at this year’s event, we know they’ll come away with knowledge and contacts to meet an ever-changing list of business demands.”

OutStart’s early-bird registration will extend from today until January 18, 2009.  Attendees may visit http://www.outstart.com/user-conference-registration.htm to register. 

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available to members of the OutStart Partner Program.  Each sponsorship includes a high-impact package designed to help OutStart business partners showcase their solutions for customers from around the globe.  Members of the partner program may learn more at http://www.outstart.com/user-conference-sponsorship.htm.

Attendees and partners can also visit the OutStart 2009 User Conference web site at http://www.outstart.com/user-conference.htm to read about the latest news and updates concerning the event.

About OutStart
OutStart software powers the transfer of knowledge through formal learning, informal learning and social software. By making the exchange of knowledge frictionless, OutStart enables knowledge workers - employees, partners, and customers - to perform their roles far more effectively.

AgustaWestland, Autodesk, BB&T, British Telecom, CVS Caremark, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Internal Revenue Service, General Dynamics, Lufthansa, MetLife, The Boeing Company, the US Navy, and Verizon Wireless rely on OutStart to increase individual and organizational performance, improve knowledge transfer and lower operating costs. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., OutStart has offices throughout Europe and North America and can be found on the web at www.outstart.com

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