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CONTACT:   Cameron Andrews
Pier Communications
Luis Vizcaino
DNCC/Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
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DNCC Names The Official Online Event-Planning Provider Of The 2000 Democratic Convention In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 29, 2000) - The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today that is the official online event-planning provider of the 2000 Democratic Convention, to be held August 14-17 in Los Angeles. For the first time in history, Democratic convention attendees including delegates, media, elected officials, staff, volunteers and foreign dignitaries will be able to plan their participation at the convention, book accommodations, coordinate personal and group schedules, communicate with one another, and accomplish many other convention-related tasks, all online.

At the dawn of the new millennium, Democrats continue to be pioneers in the creative applications of technology and the Internet. The goal of the DNCC is to build an extraordinary web presence for the Democratic Convention that utilizes the convergence of all the latest technological advances and resources available to build a state-of-the art, 21st Century "E-Convention." To help with this mission, the DNCC has tapped on to the expertise and talents of, the leading provider of online event-planning tools, will produce the online event-planning capability for the Democratic National Convention (DNC), which will help coordinate more than 30,000 participants at the convention.'s multifaceted tools will allow convention planners to view contracted hotel blocks and group air travel, send individual and batch e-mails, post messages on designated home pages, monitor RSVP status and coordinate the nearly 5,000 volunteers working at the event.'s software streamlines the planning process by providing a giant data center for all guest demographic information, allowing the importing of guest lists and the exporting of records, the creation, addition and deletion of categories of guests for targeted information, and the flexibility for guest lists to be searched according to a variety of parameters. A unique feature of's software is that it permits a user to designate multiple levels of password-protected group access to select tools. "'s planning software is integral to the DNC's goal of providing the most technologically sophisticated convention in our nation's history," said DNCC CEO, Lydia Camarillo. DNCC Chairman Governor Roy Romer (Colorado) added, "to have tools that simplify and streamline the planning of an event as logistically complex as the convention, and to have as many different sectors benefit from them, is simply invaluable." "We are honored to be a part of the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, lending our expertise as the leading provider of online event-planning software to facilitate the planning of this historic event," said Steven Koltai, chairman and chief executive officer of "We have been developing our event-planning software solutions for nearly four years, and to combine our knowledge of the Internet with the planning of the first Democratic National Convention of the new millennium is a momentous occasion and I believe it will forever change the way events are planned in the future."

The event-planning portion of the DNC 2000 site is expected to be available for use within six weeks.

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