Content Management - Converging Information, People and Technology
October 24, 2006,
The steering committee comprised of representatives from the Oregon (ORSLA), Pacific North West (PNW) and Western Canada (WCC) chapters wish to send our sincere thanks to all who volunteered, spoke and participated in this joint chapter event.
On October 6th & 7th, 2006 eighty-six (86) members and forty-seven (47) non-members from parts of Oregon, the Pacific North West, and Western Canada registered for Content Management: Converging Information, People and Technology.
Over a day and a half, delegates had the opportunity to choose from 20 sessions given by 22 speakers and to visit nine exhibitors in the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Delegates included representatives from special libraries ranging from corporate to government to non-profit agencies. We also welcomed academic librarians and library school students from the University of British Columbia's SLAIS program and the iSchool at the University of Washington.
Early arrivals came to WCC's Welcome Reception and Pub Night on October 5th to mix and mingle and get tips on things to do in Vancouver. Delegates "dined around" on October 6th at local restaurants featuring west coast fusion and ethnic cuisine as well as dynamic views of the city.
The weather even cooperated in usually rainy Vancouver to give our out of town guests an opportunity to enjoy the city's views of the north shore mountains. The conference also coincided with the Vancouver Art Gallery's 75th anniversary with a 10 cents admission price and the opening of Emily Carr: New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon.
Thanks again to all our attendees, volunteers, speakers and exhibitors for helping us make this a successful event. We look forward to future collaborative events.
Sandra Wong, Chair
SLA NorthWest Regional Conference Steering Committee.