CalConnect is The Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium, an Information Technology Consortium focused on promoting interoperable calendaring and scheduling. Its members are largely vendors (implementers) of calendaring and scheduling systems, or customers and users of those systems – largely but not entirely big research Universities.
We do have a membership category for individuals, but almost all of our members are companies or organizations; however, all members have equal rights and privileges.
We have ten technical committees at this time working on different aspects of calendaring and scheduling; their activities range from developing prototype experimental specifications, working on improving existing standards with use cases and requirements, and exploring directions in which calendaring is going and how to ensure interoperability between the past, present, and future.
We hold three members’ meetings a year (called “Roundtables” for historical reasons, accompanied by interoperability test events. You can find out a lot from our website at http://www.calconnect.org.
My name (the blogger) is Dave Thewlis; I’m the Executive Director of CalConnect. I’ve been involved in information technology for some 40 years, and for IT standards for 16; I was the Chief Standards Officer for SHARE Inc. and have done standards-related work for several major IT vendors in the past.