A free, open, half-day unconference -- participants organize the program -- on natural language processing, text analytics, and semantic technologies, Monday morning, October 29, 9 am to noon. It will be held at the San Francisco Bar Association conference space, at 301 Battery Street in San Francisco (http://www.sfbar.org/about/conference_rental.aspx).
We'll have a special guest on hand, Dr. Diana Maynard of the GATE team at the Univ. of Sheffield. (Diana will present a Practical Sentiment Analysis tutorial that afternoon in the same space, part of the October 30 Sentiment Analysis Symposium, http://sentimentsymposium.com. The registration code MEETUP gets you $100 off.)
Researchers, business users, developers, and solution providers are all invited to attend and propose presentations. Panels or guided discussions are also a possibility. Post your ideas.