==================================================================== 59th NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference - The Big Pivot: Re-Engineering Scholarly Communication Date: Sunday-Tuesday, February 26-28, 2017 Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 Registration: http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=518882&orgId=nfais&recurringId=0 ==================================================================== What's Covered: With a new administration having just taken office, there is a good degree of flux and uncertainty in regard to key issues such as federal R&D appropriations, open access to federally funded research, copyright protection and many related issues. At the same time, the scholarly record is undergoing a transformation - or "big pivot" - in how it functions and serves the information and scholarly research communities. Never before has there been such a high degree of opportunity and challenge surrounding the information community. With this dynamic in play, there's no better time than now to join with your colleagues to engage in the urgent task of setting the future course of information services. Register now for the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference<http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=518882&orgId=nfais&recurringId=0>, focusing on "The Big Pivot: Re-Engineering Scholarly Communication," February 26-28, in Alexandria, VA. There is a special registration price for FEDLINK members - $695.00 for the full conference or $395.00 for a single day registration. To pay for your registration, contact Elinda Deans ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) regarding use of your FEDLINK training account. Please also note that, with the conference right around the corner, our Conference Hotel, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town<http://www.nfais.org/2017-hotel-travel>, offers a special discounted rate of $165 per night through February 3, 2017 - but room inventory is very limited, so register now. Click here for more conference information (npte: the Conference Hotel is just across the street from the King Street Metro on the Yellow/Blue Lines) and to register: http://www.nfais.org/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=72&eventId=518882&orgId=nfais&recurringId=0 Thank you for your consideration and we hope to see you in Alexandria! NFAIS is grateful for the support of our sponsors. For information on becoming a sponsor of the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference, click here: http://www.nfais.org/2017-conference-sponsors _________________________________________________________________________________ Contact: For more information about the NFAIS 2017 Annual Conference, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. Subscribe to our bi-weekly NFAIS Advances<http://multibriefs.com/briefs/nfais/> e-newsletter! NFAIS www.nfais.org<http://www.nfais.org/> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> @NFAISForum<https://twitter.com/NFAISForum> ________________________________ This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.