KohaCon 2009

Conference Schedule and Information

***From the conference planners - mail:dschust1@gmail.com:David Schuster, dhall@ebpl.org:Dianne Hall, mail:sclsvtl@gmail.com: Vicki Teal-Lovely, and others for input!

We are really excited as we believe that we will be able to provide this conference FREE without a registration charge. Lunch will be on your own - most likely across the street at the food court of the mall, and Dinner as well. As time gets closer we may attempt some dinner outings at nearby restaurants that you could sign up for.

Any of the sessions that say ”-looking for a presenter” please contact one of the Conference Planners so we can get your name on it! Or edit this WIKI so we can contact you! an email to us would be good as then we know how to get in touch with you. If you have an idea for another program or want to change the title of one again Contact the Planners!!!

KohaCon 2009 Registration

KohaCon 2009 will be held in Plano, TX April 16 and 17. This is a FREE conference. There is no registration fee, but we are requesting that all attendees pre-register. - Thank you for your interest registration closed on April 13th, 2009 - using a google form.

Conference Schedule

Conference will be held at: Sockwell Center 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd., Plano, TX 75093

April 16th & 17th



Travel and Accomodation

Getting There

There is a MAJOR international airport - Dallas/Ft Worth International - And a local airport - Dallas Love Field(mainly Southwest airlines)

From: 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd, Plano, TX 75093-6395 US To: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), 1530 W 18th St, Dallas, TX 75261 US

DRIVING DIRECTIONS - from conference center to Airport - hotel is around the corner off the toll way.

A) 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd, Plano, TX 75093-6395 US

 1. Start out going SOUTHWEST on CHAPEL HILL BLVD toward W PLANO PKWY.  (go 0.2 miles)
 2. Turn RIGHT onto W PLANO PKWY.  (go 0.3 miles)
 3. Turn LEFT onto MIDWAY RD.  (go 0.4 miles)
 4. Turn RIGHT onto W PARK BLVD/FM 544 W. Continue to follow FM 544 W.  (go 0.8 miles)
 5. FM 544 W becomes E HEBRON PKWY.  (go 4.7 miles)
 6. Merge onto TX-121 S via the ramp on the LEFT (Portions toll).  (go 9.8 miles)
 7. Keep LEFT to take INTERNATIONAL PKWY S toward D/FW AIRPORT (Portions toll).  (go 3.1 miles)
 8. End at 1530 W 18th St Dallas, TX 75261

————————————————– B) Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), 1530 W 18th St, Dallas, TX 75261 US

TOTAL ESTIMATED TIME: 26 minutes | DISTANCE: 19.28 miles


Super Shuttle are giving us a discount :supershuttle_van_logo.jpg

Yes, we absolutely can offer a discounted rate for your attendees. Our discount to Plano is $3.00 off the regular rates, plus an additional $2.00 off for a roundtrip booking. I believe our rates to Plano are in the $26.00 range per person. We also have our sedan service “ExecuCar” for any VIP's that may need specialized services. I can offer a $5.00 off rate on that service.


Attached is the weblink – the group code is: WP6MG. The code is automatically inserted into the discount field when the link is used – it can, however, be manually input as well at www.supershuttle.com

Conference Hotel Information

Greetings from Holiday Inn Express Hotels and Suites North Plano! The HIE North Plano team looks forward to serving the Koha Users and Developers of Open Source Group (KUDOS). Please accept our offer of $95.99 for a double bedded (two queen beds) standard room or king bedded (one king bed) standard room.

Block Name: KUDOS :: Koha User Group Block Code: KUD Rate: $95.99 Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at (972) 403-1112 and mentioning the group block name KUDOS or by booking online with Group Code: KUD: http://www.hiplano.com

The smart and friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites would love to have you stay with us in North Plano – where exceptional customer service is our aim and promise. Centrally located minutes north of Dallas and from DFW, Frisco, Ikea, TX Motor Speedway, Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Stars Center, Pizza Hut Park, Stonebriar Mall, and Legacy Towne Center. Adjacent to Presbyterian/TX Back Hospital, Shops at Willow Bend and nearby more exceptional shopping, golf courses, and over 100 restaurants. We feature 79 beautiful guestrooms and suites; 27 rooms with king sized beds, 35 rooms with two queen sized beds, 5 king suites and 9 queen suites w/ sleeper sofa, 2 Jacuzzi suites. Microwave and refrigerator in all suites. Complimentary: Express Start breakfast bar, courtesy shuttle service-5 mile radius from 7 AM to 7 PM (M-F)they will extend this for the nights we have dinner outings, local calls, wireless high-speed Internet in all rooms and public area, 24-hour business center with high-speed Internet access, printer, copier, fax. Standard in room amenities: Pay per view movies, wired & wireless high-speed Internet, coffeemakers, hairdryers and iron/ironing boards, 2-line phones with voice mail & speaker/conference call capabilities. Rates quoted do not include the 13% hotel occupancy tax. Cut-off date is (14) days from arrival date. If rooms blocked are not reserved before this date, the rooms return to inventory to sell.

Things to see and do

Hotel Alternatives

Couchsurf or stay in a private room in the home of a local resident. There is one for only $25 and some have reviews.

Transcripts of planning meetings

Archived Discussions

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