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Submitted on behalf of Jill O'Neill, NFAIS.

Bonnie Klein
Defense Technical Information Center 

**** FINAL PROGRAM FOR THE 2007 NFAIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE NOW AVAILABLE
 
The 2007 NFAIS Annual Conference, Creating Change:  Growth Opportunities
in the Wake of Disruption, scheduled for February 25 - 27, 2007 at the
Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA , will look at the upside of
disruption created by technology in the hands of the born digital
generation, focusing on the opportunities that publishers, librarians
and information technology companies can leverage to create change and
generate growth for their own organizations.
 
The final program can be viewed at:
http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=38
<http://www.nfais.org/events/event_details.cfm?id=38> , and highlights
not to be missed include:
 
&#61623           A keynote address by Lawrence Wilkinson, founder of
the Global Business Network
<http://www.gbn.com/PersonBioDisplayServlet.srv?pi=21860> , that will
outline a model of the change that the information community is
experiencing and suggest ways in which the opportunities presented by
change can be identified and effectively pursued 
 
&#61623           Quantifiable data from Outsell, Inc. that will measure
the impact of disruption, demonstrate the perceived value of content
held by the young generation of information seekers, and show how
libraries and information centers are beginning to adapt to the changing
information landscape 
 
&#61623           Presentations by organizations that are leveraging
disruption to their advantage via technology adoption and the
development of new markets, business models and distribution channels,
including a plenary presentation by CJ Rayhill
<http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/et2006/view/e_spkr/1917> , Chief
Information Officer, O'Reilly Media, Inc., and the highly innovative
Wiki book publishing project "We are Smarter than Me
<http://www.wearesmarter.org/> " 
 
&#61623           Tactics for implementing and measuring the success of
innovation and change (special presentation by Larry Keeley
<http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_31/b3945413.htm> ,
President and co-founder of Doblin, Inc. 
 
&#61623           Web 2.0 technologies that are changing the publishing
paradigm, the new online office offered by organizations such as
ThinkFree
<http://product.thinkfree.com/news/articles/abc-news-ahead-of-the-curve-
--interview-with-tj-kang.html> , and methods for the most effective use
of the web in order enhance content and services and improve the user
information-seeking experience 
 
&#61623           Newly-emerging technologies that are leading towards a
wireless future (hear from such experts such as David Barnes, Program
Director, IBM Emerging Internet Technologies), and learn how content
formats must be "re-thought" for delivery to hand-held devices 
 
&#61623           The Cyberinfrastructure for scholarly communication
and e-Science (closing keynote by Dr. Tony Hey
<http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/exec/tonyhey/default.mspx> ,
Corporate Vice President for Technical Computing, Microsoft, Inc.) 
 
All information providers - publishers and librarians alike - must face
the challenges offered by today's information environment.  This
conference offers you diverse perspectives from which you can begin to
move forward, take risks and shape your own changes through the
opportunities disruption has created.
 
To register or obtain more information go to: http://www.nfais.org
<http://www.nfais.org/>  or contact Jill O'Neill, NFAIS Director of
Communication and Planning at (215)-893-1561 or [log in to unmask]  
NFAIS, 1518 Walnut Street, Suite 1004, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403 USA