Friday, January 26, 2007

Project Briefing Proposals: CNI (Spring 2007 Task Force Meeting)

Project Briefing Proposals: CNI (Spring 2007 Task Force Meeting)

Coalition for Networked Information
Phoenix Arizona
April 16-17,2007

Proposal submission deadline is FEBRUARY 26
Proposals may be submitted via our online form, or by email to

Deadline for Submitting Handouts: MONDAY, MARCH 16


Twice each year representatives of CNI's member organizations gather for Task Force Meetings. The meetings are designed to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects.

Project Briefings are the heart of every Task Force Meeting. These briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year's Program Plan. Interoperability and standards, developing and managing networked information content, and innovations in teaching and learning are topics that consistently engage CNI members' interests.

About the Briefings:
Project Briefings are one-hour breakouts that allow participants to interact informally about projects, initiatives, and ideas of their own choosing. The Briefings are usually attended by 25-75 people. Attendees include senior IT and library administrators, publishing executives, government officials, and others with a high level of interest in and understanding of networking information issues. The Briefings are intended to provide information about a project's goals, progress, and lessons learned, but they may also involve demonstrations. Issue-oriented briefings include presentation of background information on a "hot topic" and more time for general discussion with the audience. Each Briefing should include at least twenty minutes for general discussion.

CNI will distribute one-page (two-sided) handouts for briefings in the registration packets for the Task Force Meeting and these materials will also be made available on our Web site. Handouts are generally NOT PowerPoint presentations. You may provide your own handout (in Word or PDF format), or you may supply the URL of a Web site for your project, from which the CNI staff will create a one-page handout. The deadline for submitting handouts or Web sites is March 16, 2007.

For more information, take a look at the Project Briefings for past Task Force Meetings.

Submitting a Proposal:
CLICK HERE to submit your proposal via an online form, or you may email the requested information to

Note: Only a limited number of sessions are available. Applicants will be notified whether or not their proposal has been selected. All presenters will be invited to attend the full Task Force Meeting.