Digium® Announces Seventh Annual AstriCon to be held October 24-26, 2010

Conference and expo on open source telephony moves to Washington D.C., preps for hundreds of Asterisk® developers, government and business users, integrators, resellers and carriers / AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition

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Digium®, Inc., the Asterisk® Company, has kicked off planning for the seventh annual AstriCon Open Source Telephony Conference and Exhibition. The event will be held just outside Washington, D.C. on October 24-26, 2010, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. Digium is the corporate sponsor and owner of the Asterisk project, the most widely used open source platform for creating custom communication solutions. Speaker topic submissions are open, and the conference organizers are soliciting talk concepts for 2010. Digium invites those who would like to speak at AstriCon to submit information for consideration by May 1, 2010, at http://bit.ly/speak-astricon2010.

With thousands of new downloads per day, millions of deployments, and a community of more than 65,000 members, the acceptance and growth of Asterisk has spawned an ecosystem spanning more than 170 countries. AstriCon gives all members of the Asterisk communityfrom telephony enthusiasts to people betting their businesses on the booming appeal of Asterisk communicationsa forum to learn about the technology in depth, to discuss its newest uses and to meet potential collaborators.

Mark Spencer, Digium's CTO and creator of Asterisk, said: "AstriCon 2009 was a total success as Asterisk has moved into mainstream use in phone systems used by organizations of all sizes. The ability to get together with so many Asterisk users to exchange ideas is always invaluable to Digium and we continue to be grateful for our community's strong support. Looking ahead to AstriCon 2010, in addition to technical sessions, we expect to focus on use of Asterisk in commerce, in the cloud, by government agencies and larger enterprises, call centers, and more."

Digium is once again pleased to be partnering with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to promote the event to a broader audience. TMC has helped support other Digium events, including Digium|Asterisk World, with training sessions, video production, attendee registration and exhibit management. Companies interested in sponsoring AstriCon and participating on the EXPO floor should contact Joe Fabiano at TMC: +1 (203) 852-6800 ext. 132.

Registration for AstriCon 2010 is open now on the official event site: http://www.astricon.net. Early bird rates are available until August 1, 2010.
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