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Conferences around the World

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Conferences around the World

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January

11-16: Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center). Registration for the American Library Association (ALA) 2008 Midwinter Meeting includes attendance to more than 200 discussion groups, more than 2,000 committee meetings and events, the Author Forum, and the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture. The ALA President's Program, Sunrise Speaker Series, and exhibits are also included.

Site: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107; contact www.ala.org/ala/eventsandconferencesb/midwinter/2008/home.htm.

23-26: Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Marriott Downtown). The SLA Leadership Summit is "designed to provide you with the skills and ability to stand out as a leader whether in your work environment, SLA, or other organizations." Highlights of the summit include instruction, hands-on learning, and peer networking, as well as keynote speeches from industry professionals such as Social Technologies'Andy Hines.

Site: Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202; contact www.sla.org/content/resour'ces/leadcenter/leadershipsurnrnit/ 081eadsummit.

30-31: New York City (Cipriani 42nd Street). The Software & Information Industry Association (SUA) is sponsoring the seventh annual Information Industry Summit. According to the Web site, this forum provides "strategic guidance to senior business leaders representing publishers, content technology companies, bankers, analysts and press." Benefits of the conference include thought-leadership, networking, and strategy for companies that create, distribute, and aggregate content.

Site: Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 E. 42nd St., New York, NY; contact www.siia.net/iis/2008/default.asp.

February

11-12: Stanford, Calif. (Stanford University). The First ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM, pronounced "wisdom") is intended to complement the World Wide Web Conference tracks in search and data mining, since innovation in these areas demands more than one annual event. WSDM is co-sponsored by ACM SIGIR, SIGKDD, SIGMOD, and SIGWEB.

Site: Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305; contact www.wsdm2008.org.

11-13: New York City (Marriott Marquis Hotel). The second annual O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) Conference connects publishers with the ideas, tools, and innovators that are needed to take the next step in their organizations. Key topics will include how innovation in technology and in business is changing the publishing landscape; rights management and contract writing for the future; projects and products that will change the way people read, write, edit, publish, and sell content; and how teenagers are shaping the future of publishing. …

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