eConferenceWare is a service offering that provides any type of conference -
technical, medical, educational, industrial - with a full-service website for
attendees, authors, exhibitors and conference personnel. eConferenceWare, by
nature of its services and design, makes conferences much more efficient in terms
of labor, costs and effectiveness. And, because it is a service offering, there is no
need for technical overhead to maintain and operate the conference website.
Since ITherm 2000, eConferenceWare has changed to incorporate many new features that
make it even more efficient and cost effective. The basic principle is simple.
eConferenceWare pays for itself the first year it is used. If the numbers
don't make sense before your conference invests in eConferenceWare, then your
conference probably doesn't need it. Contact us today for a free consultation and we'll
show you how eConferenceWare can save your conference money and increase
In 1999, the first version of eConferenceWare was designed and developed to
solve the typical problems encountered by any conference. The first client, and main
contributor towards what eConferenceWare is today, was ITherm 2000.
ITherm is a technical conference dedicated to the thermal challenges of today's
microprocessor applications and is run by a large group of professional engineers,
professors and a small dedicated administrative staff. ITherm's biggest challenge was
managing several hundred technical paper submissions from authors around the world.
The cost of maintaining the several hundred technical papers, before eConferenceWare, was nearly $40,000 per conference. This money
was used to copy, print and mail technical papers using the U.S. Postal Service, Federal Express, etc.
This money did not include the time required, as well as all of the associated headaches and
delays, for each author and conference personnel to process the technical papers. The first
year eConferenceWare was used by ITherm, the $40,000 printing and mailing cost was
reduced to less than $5,000 and, at the same time, conference personnel and authors expressed
their appreciation for the effectiveness and efficiency of the "paperless conference" that
ITherm had become.