See this Google Docs page. Google Calendar coming very soon!
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 - 7:30, will feature an opening-night combined reception and vendor exhibit, with excellent noshes and refreshments. If you're a vendor, this is a super opportunity to mingle with the high-octane Evergreen community. If you're a member of the Evergreen community, this is a way to slake your traveler's thirst, tamp down that late-afternoon hunger, and rub shoulders with Evergreeners, developers, newbies, and more.
Don't forget to sign up for the dine-arounds so all of you can head out with some old and new friends your first evening at the conference!
We are delighted to announce that Jessamyn West and Joe Lucia will be keynote speakers at the first-ever Evergreen International Conference, May 20-22 at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia!
(Note: have a question in advance for Jessamyn or Joe? Feel free to post here or to the Evergreen lists.)
Opening keynote, Thursday, May 21, 9 a.m.
Joe Lucia is the University Librarian and director of Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University. His advocacy for open source led his library to develop Vufind, an open-source discovery layer for library catalogs. Villanova University recently received a prestigious $50,000 Mellon Award for Technology Collaboration for the Project VuFind software.
Joe was also recently elected president of PALINET, one of the largest and oldest regional U.S. library networks, serving 600 institutional members in the mid-Atlantic region.
These are just TWO of the many wonderful reasons to attend the first-ever Evergreen International Conference this May. See you there!
Closing Keynote, Friday, May 22, 11 a.m.
Jessamyn West is a librarian living in rural Vermont who solves technology problems for schools and libraries. She has been speaking on the intersection of libraries, technology and politics since 2003 and has given presentations in twenty-six U.S. states, three Australian states and three Canadian provinces.
Jessamyn also gained YouTube fame with her video documenting installing Ubuntu on a public library computer. Jessamyn could be said to be a big fan of "open" — open source, open access, open libraries. She has written and published widely, and also maintains the highly popular, long-lived and immensely readable blog, http://librarian.net.
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See this Google Spreadsheet to view programs by day, time, and track. Below is a list of programs by track and within track, by time.
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