Wednesday, October 06, 2010

CFP: IUG 2011 (Innovative Users Group)

CFP: IUG 2011 (Innovative Users Group)

You know stuff we wish we knew!!!

The IUG Program committee is currently accepting proposals for the IUG2011 Conference which will be held in San Francisco April 13-16. Did you figure out how to do something cool after much trial and tribulation? Have you bent Millennium to your will? Do you love Create Lists so much that you think up awesome search parameters when you're lying in bed at night? You do know stuff we want to know or do things we want to do. We're begging you to share your hard-won knowledge to make our lives just a little easier.

To submit a program proposal use the program proposal form available at the IUG Website: When prompted, login with your MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to the IUG Registration page to create your account. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010.

What might we want? Here are some of the hottest topics from last year:
* [Anything] 101: back to basics programs like "10 easy ways to dress up the OPAC", "Tips for making your Millennium life easier" and "System Administration Essentials" were big hits.
* Data, Data, Data: there were great turnouts for sessions on Exporting to Excel, Using Google Analytics, and Using Regular Expressions.
* Automating Processes: sessions on load tables, using AutoIT, and batch loading had great attendance.
For a more extensive list of program suggestions, visit the Suggested Topics page on the IUG website.
Don't let the list limit you, we can't think of everything!

Preconference Tracks are new this year. We will be offering three different topical tracks during this year's preconference:
Millennium 101: anything suitable for new users or those who need to get back to basics
Managers' Track: IT Planning, Budgeting, Cost recovery are all good topics for decision makers
Beyond the ILS: mobile tech, social media integration, APIs - the coolest of the new
If you are considering presenting in any of these categories please consider presenting on the preconference day, April 13th.

Don't want to go it alone? Propose a panel discussion so you and others you've worked with can each share your experiences. You could even ask for an Innovative staff member to co-present with you. The Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.

Have something to say but don't need an hour to say it? What about a lightning round session? Just 5 minutes to share something great! The topics for the lightning round sessions will be determined based on the proposals we receive.

Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments.

- Your IUG 2011 Program Committee

Thank you!!
Sarah Simpson