The gbaMS Annual Conference & Training will take place September 25-29, 2005 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kan.

GBA Master Series Inc. (gbaMS), a leading infrastructure management software development firm, released the preliminary agenda for their fifth Annual Conference & Training (ACT). The gbaMS ACT will take place September 25-29, 2005 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kan.

The gbaMS ACT agenda focuses on maximizing user knowledge of GBA Master Series software functionality. The agenda revolves around product forums that are topical in nature, and including relevant training and information specific to user needs. Forums will feature presentations by GBA Master Series users and gbaMS implementers. Presentation formats will vary to provide case studies, basic and intermediate training and user feedback on current and future GBA Master Series software development.

gbaMS added two new tracks for the 2005 conference agenda - the Management Forum and the GIS Track. The Management Forum will provide a one-day session specifically for managers on using GBA Master Series software tools to justify budget requests, plan operations and respond to disaster situations. The GIS Track is designed exclusively for GIS users within the GBA Master Series community. New GBA Master Series GIS tools, interfacing GBA Master Series with third-party GIS applications and mobile GIS applications are some of the topics that will be covered in the GIS Track.

gbaMS developed the agenda in conjunction with the company's Client Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB is comprised of GBA Master Series software users representing a wide range of geographic locations and agencies. The CAB provides perspective and guidance to gbaMS staff on product development, support services and industry trends. One of the CAB's main tasks is to guide the development of the ACT agenda.

ACT details and a preliminary conference agenda are currently available online at

Source: gbaMS, May 25, 2005