We are pleased to announce the formation of the Central Maryland Semantic Meetup. This isfree social network and meeting communityopen to industry, government and acedemia. The goal of the organizers is to create a vendor neutral environment for open discussion and provide the membership with a valuable resource of information on industry trends and ongoing research. We will work on behalf of the membership to coordinate regular meetings with respected speakers from industry, government and acedemia. Commercial software companies will also be invited to keep members up to date on available tools and the adoption trends they are seeing in the broader markets.