First, thank you for being a part of the Library 2.012 Advisory Board. Sandy Hirsh, Steve Hargadon, Kim Dority and I welcome you. The conference is less than two months away!
As the Advisory Board page states:
- Advisory board members are asked to promote both participation and attendance at the conference, to help us find partner organizations in your regions, to help train and support presenters in their geographical region and local languages, and if possible to help moderate sessions during the actual conference. As a conference focused on being "inclusive," our desire is to have international attendees not see this as a North-America-centric event--and to see themselves as full participants and presenters, not just an international audience.
A few updates:
- Approximately 50 sessions have been accepted so far, and those folks have and will continue to schedule themselves into the calendar. They will know their presentation times, but the actual public conference calendar won't be published until mid-September. The list of accepted proposals so far is at http://www.library20.com/forum/categories/library-2-012-accepted-conference-presentations/listForCategory
- Site badges for presenting, attending and volunteering are available on the site on the Press and Promotional page.
We'd like to have at least two live virtual meetings prior to the conference, both to answer your questions and to get you the additional resources you need.
Our first meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, at 5pm US Pacific Time (you can see all the corresponding times globally at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=2.012+Advisory+Board+Meeting&iso=20120827T17&p1=202&ah=1
We will hold the meeting via Blackboard Collaborate. To join the session, just click on the link below:
To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Blackboard Collaborate please visit support.blackboardcollaborate.com
If you are not able to join, we will record the session and make that available for replay at your convenience.
If you haven't already, consider having your institutions become partners or sponsors. There is additional information on conference partners for your use at http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-partners. Basically, we'd like to promote your organization if your organization is willing to promote the conference! If you have additional questions on partners, please contact Steve Hargadon directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, feel free to start promoting the conference to your networks!
You can point people to the following URLs:
- Main 2.012 Conference page: http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference
- Call for proposals: http://www.library20.com/page/call-for-proposals-2012
- Partners: http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-partners
- Accepted proposals: http://www.library20.com/forum/categories/library-2-012-accepted-conference-presentations/listForCategory
I also have two Word documents - one at 2012%20flyer.docx is a flyer outlining different opportunities to participate, and another at 2012%20proposal.docx is a specific call for proposals - I've included those here. (PDF versions available as well - Flyer and Call for proposal. (Note that proposals are being accepted through September 15.)
Sandy, Steve, Kim and I appreciate all of your work and interest! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
"See" you soon, and thank you!
Scott Brown and Kim Dority
Co-Chairs, 2.012 Conference International Advisory Board