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The deadline for early bird registration for the VRD 2005 Conference is
October 22, 2005. This is a good opportunity to receive a discounted rate
for the 2-day conference on November 14-15. Further reductions apply to
students, conference assistants, OCLC, and RUSA members. The online
registration form is available at:

https://www3.oclc.org/institute/VRDC/bin/attendee.asp
 
Registration for the VRD 2005 pre-conference workshop on Sunday, November
13 from 1-5 PM is also available through the online registration form.
This year's pre-conference workshop,
"Marketing Strategies for Digital Reference Services: Practical
Approaches", will be presented by Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. For
more information on the pre-conference workshop, please see the full
description at:

http://www.vrd.org/conferences/VRD2005/content_page.cfm?NavID=6

There are still available rooms at the Hyatt Regency San
Francisco Airport (site of the conference) at the reduced rate of $139
(plus tax) single/double occupancy. This special rate is available until
October 18, 2005. Rooms can be booked online at:

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=19825

Attendees can also call either (650)347-1234 or (800)233-1234 to reserve a
room. If you are making your reservations by phone, be
sure to mention that you are with the VRD Conference in order to get the
discounted rate.

The VRD Conference is consistently rated as "one of the best conferences
attended" by our attendees. We hope to see you there!


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Virtual Reference Desk
Information Institute of Syracuse
211 Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY  13244
phone: 315 443 3640  fax: 315 443 5448
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