Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP: IUG 2010 (Chicago)

CFP: IUG 2010 (Chicago)

Just a reminder about our call for program and forum proposals for the Annual Innovative Users Group 2010 Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois from Sunday, April 18th through Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009; only 17 days away!

To submit a program and/or forum proposal, go to the Conference webpage listed below. When prompted, login with your own personal MyIUG login; do not use your institutional credentials. If you don't already have one, go to
to create your account.

Important URLs for IUG 2010
IUG 2010 Conference Main Page:
IUG 2010 Suggested Topics Page:
IUG 2010 Conference Guidelines:
IUG 2010 Proposal Form:

If you would like to present a program or forum (or two), but do not know what might be of interest to colleagues from other Innovative libraries, take a look at the Suggested Topics Page that has been compiled over the past few years; included in this list are a multitude of responses submitted to the IUG 2009 Conference survey in Anaheim, CA.

We aim for a variety of programs: basic to advanced, every library type, how you use various Innovative modules, and how you use other programs in conjunction with Innovative software. The topics list is not meant to be exhaustive. Some topics have been duplicated (as appropriate) under separate categories for your convenience. If you have an idea of your own and don't see it listed, please submit a proposal anyway; you just may find that you have the experience and ideas to share!

You may also be interested in coordinating a panel discussion, but don't have all of the presenters lined up. It's perfectly fine to have some TBA's at this stage. The Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

If you have presented or coordinated at past IUG programs, please consider resubmitting a proposal for this year. Many comments from recent IUG conferences attest to the fact that it is impossible to attend every program that our users would like to hear; having another chance to see popular programs is always appreciated.

There are also a large number of regional user group meetings taking place this fall that offer an excellent variety of programs. If you are presenting in one of these regional conferences, please consider repeating your program at the annual meeting, so many more colleagues can learn from your experiences.

Again, the deadline for submitting program and forum proposals is Friday, November 13, 2009. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments; we welcome ALL feedback about the program process. We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic proposals!

Best - Pat

IUG 2010 Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect
IUG 2010 Program Committee Chair
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