Monday, April 12, 2010

CIL 2010: Welcome

A short welcome from the president of Information Today, Inc. included a few interesting facts about conference attendees.
  • 1555 registered attendees
  • 192 speakers & moderators
With walk-in registration, they expect to top 2,000 before the end of the conference. Additionally, there are 47 states represented, only Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho are missing, and a number of countires. When concluding his opening remarks, we were challenged to think of instances that illustrate the following quote about technology.
"Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the others." C.P. Snow
Examples should be included with conference evaluations; a gift card is at stake.

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