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COMMON announces most popular speakers from spring 2003 conference

COMMON announces most popular speakers from spring 2003 conference


COMMON, the world's largest group of IT professionals who use IBM and IBM-compatible information technology, will honor Speaker Excellence Medal recipients at the COMMON Fall 2003 IT Education Conference & Expo, Sept 7-11, 2003 in Orlando, Fla.

The following speakers will be honored with Speaker Excellence Medals for sessions given during COMMON's Spring 2003 Conference in Indianapolis:

Gold Medal Award
Laura Knapp
Randall Munson
Trevor Perry
Robert Tipton

Silver Medal Award
Al Barsa
Litrik DeRoy
Rares Pateanu
Jim Sloan
Larry Youngren

Bronze Medal Award
John Davenport
Richard Dolewski
Wayne Evans
Jim Fey
Mike Gordon
Kim Greene
Charles Massoglia
Jim Oberholtzer
Jon Paris
Roxanne Reynolds-Lair
Frank Soltis
Baron Stewart
Paul Tuohy

Best New Speaker
Kelley Goggins

Best New Session
Laura Knapp

Established in 1994, the COMMON Speaker Excellence Hall of Fame recognizes speakers whose presentations have received exceptional ratings in both content and delivery. At the end of each session, attendees turn in evaluation forms rating each session on numerous aspects, including content, the speaker's ability to communicate, the speaker's knowledge of the topic, and the use of training aids.

Speakers whose sessions are rated in the top 1 percent are awarded a Gold Medal; the next 2 percent receive a Silver Medal; and the next 4 percent receive a Bronze Medal. Many of these speakers will present updated versions of their sessions at COMMON's Fall 2003 Conference in Orlando.

To learn more about COMMON or COMMON's Fall 2003 IT Education Conference and Expo, visit the COMMON Web site.

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