February 27-29, 2008
Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park
St. Petersburg, FL







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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Registration (12:00PM to 5:00PM) and
Opening Reception

Thursday, February 28, 2008
Registration (8:30AM to 5:00PM) and Conference
Evening outing to the Salvador Dalí Museum (transportation included)

Friday, February 29, 2008
Registration (8:30AM to 12:00PM) and Conference

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Keynote Speakers

Thursday, February 28th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Stephen AbramStephen Abram, President of SLA
Stephen Abram is currently Vice President of Innovation for SirsiDynix where he is charged with predicting the future of libraries, technology and user behavior.  His most recent role was as Vice President of Corporate Development at Micromedia ProQuest.  In addition to membership in CASLIS he belongs to SLA’s Toronto Chapter and the Leadership & Management Division.  Abram was awarded SLA’s prestigious John Cotton Dana award in 2003.


Friday, February 29th, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Graham Farmelo, Senior Research Fellow, Science Museum, London
Graham Farmelo is an international consultant in the public dimensions of science, a theoretical physicist and noted scholar of Paul Dirac, Nobel Prize winner, who stands with Einstein in the pantheon of twentieth-century scientists. Dr Farmelo’s forthcoming biography of Dirac ‘The Strangest Man’, written mostly at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, will be published by Faber in September 2008.  An adjunct professor at Northeastern University in Boston, his previous book ‘It Must be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science’ was one of the highest-selling popular science books in 2003. He was elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 1999.