While ISVCon seems new, it is the latest evolution of a conference that
started as a small gathering of individual programmers over 20 years ago.
Those lone-ranger developers were selling software they had written themselves,
and wanted to meet with others like themselves to learn new things, share what they knew, and have some fun.
Over the years, that small gathering evolved into a more formally-organized
conference, but at heart, it is still the same. This conference is
a meeting of software developers and marketers,
who get together to learn new things, share what they know, and have a good time.
Blue jeans and comfortable clothes are the order of the day.
New people are made welcome. And at the end of the conference,
people go home energized and excited about
what they learned and the people they met.
While it is not as well-known as some other conferences for ISVs, it is one of the most appreciated.
Most people who come to this conference return in following years.
It is one of the most cost-effective educational and networking opportunities available to ISVs.
Because ISVCon is owned and operated by a non-profit organization,
costs are kept as low as possible in an effort to
make the conference affordable to as many ISVs as possible,
especially start-ups and MicroISVs.
ISVCon is put on by the
Association of Software Professionals (ASP).
ASP bought the rights to this conference in 2011 from another non-profit organization.
The conference was previously known as the Software Industry Conference, or SIC.
ASP Members receive a 15% discount on their conference registration.
If you are an ASP member, check in the ASP Forums, the latest
ASPects newsletter, or
contact the ASP's Executive Director
for the discount coupon code.
ASP Membership will be verified for registrants using the discount code.