In the spirit of cooperation and sharing, here is some information from the 2009 AIIP annual conference at the the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown, NM. AIIP = Association for Independent Information Professionals.
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 for AIIP Conferences, although the best value is the attend the full conference. The conference was preceded by a day of co-located workshops. AIIP gives discounts to its association partners.
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.”
2009 AIIP Annual Conference: Featured Speakers
Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru — Reaching Beyond Expectations and Achieving Success Outside of Pre-Conceived Models (Fine signed his books after his talk.)
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.
The focus of AIIP annual conferences is to help members grow their independent businesses. Even if you’re not an information professional, you can benefit from the knowledge sharing, and the 2009 AIIP Annual Conference was no exception.
The Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) is the premier industry association for information professionals working independently. Members provide information research and consulting services, as well as web development and competitive intelligence across a wide variety of industries. Learn more or contact AIIP headquarters at (225) 408-4400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More about AIIP here.
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