On behalf of the IUG 2011 Program Committee, I am pleased to announce that we are currently accepting proposals for the IUG2011 Conference which will be held in San Francisco April 13-16. Earn the respect and adulation of your peers by taking the stage at San Francisco to WOW the audience with your mastery of the Innovative system! Or, if you're like the rest of us, simply offer to share your hard-earned knowledge with others facing the same questions and problems. They will thank you for it.
To submit a program proposal use the program proposal form available on Conferences page of the IUG Website. When prompted, login with your MyIUG login. If you don't already have one, go to the IUG Registration page
Once again, all program, forum and poster session coordinators and co-presenters will receive a $50 discount on their conference registration fee. NOTE: this does not apply to Lightning Round presenters.
Unsure of what programs people are thirsting for? 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
New this year: Preconference Tracks! 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.
Not sure if you are ready to solo just yet? 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 to co-present with you. The
Program Committee can work with you to help identify potential co-presenters.
Or if you don't think you have a full hours worth of material, offer up a topic for one of our Lightning Round sessions. We'll be doing those again since they were so popular last year. Anyone can talk for 5 minutes on something! The themes for the Lightning Round sessions will be determined based on the proposals we receive. Sorry, Lightning Round presentations don't qualify for the $50 registration discount.
Again, the deadline for submitting program proposals is Friday, November 5, 2010. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and/or comments. We look forward to seeing all of your fantastic
- Aimee Fifarek and your IUG 2011 Program Committee
Aimee Fifarek, IUG Vice Chair and Program Committee Chair, Scottsdale
Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Crawford, IUG Chair, Bryant University, email@example.com
Steve Casburn, Multnomah County Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Depoorter, Michigan State University Libraries, email@example.com
Mohammed Ragheb, Wadsworth Public Library, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Rice Sanders, The HELIN Consortium, email@example.com
Sarah Simpson, Tulsa City-County Library, firstname.lastname@example.org