Conferences around the World

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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.

Site: Marriott Marquis hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036; contact http://en.oreilly.com/toc2008/public/content/home.

17-24: Newport, R.I. (Hyatt Regency Newport hotel & Spa). Sessions for the 77th Music Library Association Annual Meeting include Newport Jazz Festival: Perspectives on Its History, Present, and Future; Licensing Music; Jazz Research in the United States; and Information Sharing 2.0: Cutting-Edge Interfaces for Music. There will also be a variety of business and committee meetings and round-table discussions.

Site: Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa, 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840; contact www.trincoll.edu/mla2008.

24-26: Philadelphia (Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue). The 2008 NFAIS Annual Conference and 50th Anniversary Gala will provide attendees "with an ideal opportunity to interact with and learn from industry experts who are already grappling with the strategies required to adapt today's products and services to the needs, expectations and culture of a new generation of information seekers."

Site: Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, Broad and Walnut streets, Philadelphia, PA 19102; contact www.nfais.org/events.

26-28: Santa Clara, Calif. (Santa Clara Convention Center). CMOs, brand managers, web technology professionals, and in-house search marketers are among those attendees who will benefit from the Search Marketing Expo (SMX) West 2008. The conference will focus on everything search-related, from paid, organic, and link building search to local, mobile, social, and analytical topics.

Site: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054; contact http://searchmarketingexpo.com/west.

27-29: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park). The Surreal Landscape: Information Professionals Mastering the Challenges of Time & Space is the theme of this year's SLA South Atlantic Regional Conference (SARC IV). Keynote speakers include Stephen Abram, president-elect of SLA, and Graham Farmelo, senior research fellow at the Science Museum in London. …

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