Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CFP: Innovative Users Group 2012 Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

CFP: Innovative Users Group 2012 Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

IUG 2012 Conference - Chicago

IUG 2012 Conference Chicago

Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East North Water : Chicago, Illinois

Pre-Conference: Sunday, April 15, 2012
Main Conference: Monday - Wednesday, April 16 - 18, 2012

Submit a Program -- Program submission starts Tuesday, September 13, 2011 and ends Friday, November 4, 2011 (Use your personal MyIUG logon to login and use the form).
Suggested Program Topics :

IUG Conference - Suggested Topics

So you're thinking of proposing a program, are you?  C'mon, do it!  You know you want to.  If you do you'll not only earn the respect and adulation of your peers, you could receive $50 off your registration.  (Sorry, Lightning Rounds don't qualify for the discount.)   Here are some of the hottest topics from last year:
  • [Anything] 101: back to basics programs like “Loan Rule Determiner”, “Millennium Time Savers” and “Become a Create Lists Power User” 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 Perl/Expect and batch loading had great attendance.
Use the Browsable Topic List below for even more ideas.
Like last year we will have Preconference Tracks!  We will be offering three different topical tracks during the 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, Sunday April 15th. 
The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 4, 2011.   All submitted programs will be reviewed by the Program Committee before being accepted. We have a finite number of program slots and will consider ALL proposals from IUG members and Innovative to get the most balanced overall program possible. Once again, all program, forum and poster session coordinators and co-presenters will receive a $50 discount off of their conference registration fee.  NOTE: this does not apply to Lightning Round presenters.
If you want to give a program but aren't really sure about what's involved or how to proceed, write to any member of the Program Committee for advice.

Christine Rigda, IUG Vice-Chair
The University of Toledo