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AIIP Annual Conference, March 26-29, Albuquerque, NM

In the spirit of cooperation and sharing, here is some information about the upcoming AIIP (Association of Independent Professionals) annual conference from March 26-29 at the the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, NM.


Time for some strategic thinking, or free vendor training? Get both at a courtesy discount rate available to members of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP). Single-day, multi-day, and full conference registrations are available. The conference is preceded by a day of co-located workshops on March 25. (Registration for these workshops is handled directly through the presenters.)

According to conference coordinator Jocelyn Sheppard, “Topics covered here, such as search engine optimization, marketing strategies on any budget, and ‘getting things done,’ will be useful to a wide range of information professionals, researchers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Our program also provides plenty of time for formal and informal networking.”

Featured speakers include:

Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru — Reaching Beyond Expectations and Achieving Success Outside of Pre-Conceived Models (Fine will be signing copies of his book after his remarks.)

Stephen Abram, past president of SLA — “Will All Info Pros Be Private Practice?”

Mary Ellen Bates, president, Bates Information Services — “When You See a Fork in the Road, Take It”

Ulla de Stricker, president of de Stricker Associates — “‘So what do you do, exactly?’ — Tips on Branding for Information Professionals”

Char Kinder, principal at Discovery Works — The EQ Advantage – ways to “read” your clients better, successfully manage client relationships, and grow your business.

Links below for more detail:

Conference home pageConference speakersPre-conference workshops (March 25)Vendor training (March 26)Poster sessions (March 26)“Tips on the Terrace” (March 27)Special interest group roundtables (March 29)

Complete schedule at a glance

Secure, online registration

++ Please share information about this conference opportunity with your colleagues. EarlyBird registration ends on Friday, February 20. ++

About AIIP: The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) is the premier industry association for information professionals working independently. Members include nearly 600 business owners from more than 25 countries. Members’ firms provide information research and consulting services across a wide variety of industries. Learn more or contact AIIP headquarters at (225) 408-4400 or office@aiip.org.

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