By Elissa Fink 2008/03/05

Save the date - it's Tableau Software's first ever Customer Conference from July 20 to July 22 in our hometown of Seattle, WA!
With a focus on our 10,000+ customers and how they can get more from Tableau, we're planning an event that will be much more than the usual corporate affair...

+ More about you - not about us
+ More knowledge sharing - not selling
+ More high quality case studies from real users - not rehashed PowerPoint slides
+ More content from experts you want to hear from - not disguised sales presentations
+ More hands-on, useful training - not long-winded, didactic preaching
+ More good food and fun waterside - not mediocre banquet chicken and recycled hotel air
In fact, I'll let you in on a little secret. Stephen Few, of Perceptual Edge fame and everyone's favorite visualization expert, will be one of our keynote speakers.
If that's not enough, imagine Seattle in July - incredibly long, sunny days, beautiful water views, and urbanlife bustling between mountains and water everywhere you look.
Also, we're accepting applications for case studies. So if you've got a great story about our favorite topic - fast analytics and visualization for everyone - let us know by visiting our conference website and checking out "Call for Speakers." We'd love to hear from you.
We'll be announcing more details in just a few weeks. In the meantime, keep an eye on that conference website - we'll be updating it as we add speakers and sessions.