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You can RSVP here: <a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/hottechtopics/">http://connect.thoughtworks.com/hottechtopics/</a><br> 
                        
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technical leaders from around the world are gathering in Chicago to
debate the hottest topics in our industry.  We are opening up a slot in
their agenda so you can join the fun and discuss the trends that we
believe are shaping a new paradigm for how IT delivers value to
business stakeholders and society.</font>
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                        <font color="#000000" size="2"><b><font face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Panelists will include:</font></b></font>
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                              <font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:KDTA9ERG3T=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Martin Fowler</font></font></b></a></font><font color="#999999" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"> <font color="#339966">  | Chief Scientist &amp; Author</font></font><font size="2"><br>

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                             </font><font color="#000000" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b> </b></font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:FEN9CAV4D6=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva"><font face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Rebecca Parsons</font></font></b></a></font><font color="#999999" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b> </b><font color="#339966"> | Chief Technology Officer</font></font><font size="2"><br>

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                            <b> <font color="#0000ff"> </font></b></font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:EC7KS1SBZ3=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Ian Cartwright</font></b></a></font><font color="#999999" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"> <font color="#339966"> | Enterprise Architect</font></font><font size="2"><br>

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                             </font><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"> </font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:GOXWY32Q3P=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Erik Doernenburg</font></b></a></font><font color="#999999" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"> <font color="#339966"> | Enterprise Architect</font></font><font size="2"><br>

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                            <b> <font color="#000000"> </font></b></font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:WUR63QLCYQ=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Neal Ford</font></b></a></font><font face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b><font color="#0000ff"> </font></b></font><font color="#339966" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b> </b>| Software Architect | Meme Wrangler</font><font size="2"><br>

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                             </font><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b> </b></font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:X19HAVD7EG=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Pramod Sadalage</font></b></a></font><font color="#999999" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><font color="#000000"> </font><font color="#339966"><font color="#000000"> </font>| Principal Consultant &amp; Author</font></font><font size="2"><br>

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                            </font><font color="#000000" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"> <font color="#0000ff"><b> </b></font></font><font size="2"><a href="http://connect.thoughtworks.com/g/?BRAOL76Y63:EX8JI7ORFP=contactID:0,ssID:0,email:,clicksrc:" target="_blank"><b><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Josh Graham</font></b></a></font><font color="#339966" size="2"><font color="#0000ff" face="trebuchet ms,geneva">  </font><font face="trebuchet ms,geneva">| Enterprise Architect </font> </font><br>
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                        <font color="#808080" face="trebuchet ms,geneva" size="2"><b>Wednesday, June 10, 2009</b><br>
                        <font color="#339966">11:30 AM</font> Light Lunch &amp; Social<br>
                        <font color="#339966">12:00 PM</font> Panel Debate<br>
                        <font color="#339966">01:00 PM</font> Q&amp;A</font>
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                        <font color="#339966" size="4"><b><font face="trebuchet ms,geneva">Location</font></b></font>
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