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</p><h1 align="center">The 3rd Annual Conference of the Association of Software Testing (CAST) 2008</h1> <h2 align="center">Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 14-16, 2008</h2> <h3 align="center">Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing</h3> <h2 align="center">Keynote Presentations by Gerald M. Weinberg,</h2> <h2 align="center">Cem Kaner, Robert Sabourin, and Brian Fisher</h2> <h3 align="center">Tutorials by Gerald M. Weinberg, Scott Barber, Hung Nguyen, and Julian Harty</h3>


The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its third annual conference (CAST 2008), to be held July 14-16. The meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada, a city which features enormous diversity in culture, businesses, educational institutions, and the arts. Toronto is the perfect location for a conference on this year’s theme: "Beyond the Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Software Testing". </p>

You can view the most recent brochure here, and you can see the conference program here. </p>

We are excited to have Jerry Weinberg as our leadoff keynote speaker. CAST is likely to be Jerry’s only conference appearance outside aside from events he hosts himself. In addition to the keynote, Jerry will also be giving a limited-attendance tutorial (registration for that is first-come, first served and the seats are going fast!). Another exciting bit of news is that Dorset House will be soon be releasing Jerry's new book on testing, "Perfect Software and Other Testing Myths", and the official launch is at the conference. </p>

As with years past, CAST will continue its tradition of ensuring that at least 1/3 of each session is reserved for facilitated questions and answers, unlike the un-facilitated 3 minutes you may be used to at some other conferences. Plenty of space will be available for networking, break-out sessions, or spend a few minutes getting to know some of the authors, bloggers, thought-leaders, and personalities who are active in the software testing industry today. </p>

This is not an event you will want to miss!</p><ul>[*]You can find out more on why you'll want to come to CAST 2008, and you can get information on how to register. The Early Bird deadline is June 1.[*]You can also help CAST by becoming a sponsor![*]You can find information on the conference hotel and logistics here.[/list]

Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto!</p>