Thursday, March 06, 2014

Netspeed 2014: Call for Speakers

Netspeed 2014: Call for Speakers

The Alberta Library invites you to be a part of Netspeed: The Human Side Of Technology.  We are accepting session proposals for this year’s conference, to be held October 16 and 17, 2014 at the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort in Edmonton, AB.

Netspeed is a leading library technology conference that connects librarians from public, academic, government, and special libraries from Western Canada and beyond. Technology is embedded in virtually every aspect of the library experience and the Netspeed conference addresses this convergence of people and technology.

We offer learning experiences that include lectures, discussion, technology demonstrations, resource and equipment vendors, forums for conversation, and more.  Presenters have the opportunity to address a wide range of delegates, boost their professional profile, and participate in engaged knowledge sharing.

We are seeking 50 minute presentations that address the following areas of focus:
·         Transforming library service through technology
·         Emerging technology trends affecting the nature of library work
·         The role libraries can play in the evolving connection economy
·         Newly licensed resources, websites, apps, and collaboration tools
·         Marketing, metrics, and methods for evaluating digital impact
·         Innovative strategies to build digital and information literacy skills

Do you have a great idea for a topic not listed above?  We welcome proposals for sessions outside of our recommended areas of focus.  Formats such as demonstrations, hands-on workshops, panels, facilitated discussions and group strategy development are encouraged.

Presenter information

Accepted presentations will receive one complimentary conference registration per session.  Proposals will be accepted through an online form and must be received by April 18, 2014.

For more information contact Lauren Sergy at or at 780-414-0805 ext. 230.

We look forward to your proposals and participation in Netspeed 2014!