Update on the 2006 LITA Forum

Your 2006 LITA Forum Planning Committee and the LITA Office have been hard at work preparing for this year’s Forum which will be held in Nashville, TN from October 26-29. The Forum website has been updated with links to the online registration form and hotel registration in the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel. Register now to save $50 off the regular registration rate; this offer ends on August 15th! A special room rate of $109/night for single or double occupancy is available at the conference hotel using the reservation link from the Forum website: http://www.lita.org/forum06.

More information on the concurrent sessions and the schedule will go up on the Forum website as we get closer to the dates of the Forum, so please check the website for updates. Content this year includes:

Two full day preconferences to provide opportunities for hand-on experiences and in-depth discussions:

Open Source Software Installfest
Developing Best Project Management Practices for IT Projects

Keynote sessions to enrich each day’s programming:

Stephen Abram, Vice President – Innovation, Sirsi/Dynix , Web 2.0 and the Library 2.0 in Our Future;
Thom Gillespie, Director of the MIME program at the Indiana University , Libraries and Public Internet Entertainment;
Alan Stoker, Tracy Landino, and Steve Maer of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Save America’s Treasures: Preservation of Rare Acetate and Vinyl Recording Transcriptions.

This year’s LITA National Forum includes 34 concurrent sessions and 10 poster sessions planned where you’re sure to find practical advice, new ideas, and tested solutions to technological issues you encounter every day. Networking opportunities throughout the Forum will provide ample opportunity for interaction with colleagues, including the ever popular networking dinners and a get together for bloggers.