Microsoft has just communicated by email to all existing Search Champs and has also published on the MSDN Search blog an "Open Call" for anyone to participate in the next Search Champs event taking place less than 8 weeks from now. The Microsoft Search team wants more and better contributions from anyone who wants to shape the future of Microsoft search products and services. If you are interested please fill out this application. The event will take place on the Microsoft campus in Redmond from January 24th to the 26th 2006. All expenses are on Microsoft. The new Search Champs will be selected based on criteria yet not too clear but probably relative to the specific credentials, know-how and proposal put forth by new applicants.