I’m probably the last ALA conference/meeting-goer to realize this, but the Boopsie app is awesome. I haven’t even left for Boston yet, but this app is already changing how I’ll do the meeting. It’s a simple interface offering a meeting schedule, upcoming sessions, a listing of exhibitors (including yours truly, #1402), Boston restaurants, Boston hotels, and an #alamw10 twitter stream. It almost replaces the Meeting Guide—my #totebag just got a little bit lighter.
As everyone is making schedules and plans for Midwinter in Boston, keep an eye on the Midwinter wiki to find information on the go.
You'll find helpful information about the conference and the convention center, suggestions for Job Seekers or First Time Attendees, a list of parties and receptions, and more. And if you don't find the information you need, you'll find a list of ways to get in touch and ask.
Have a great conference!
Picked up from ALAConnect, ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting:
"Your Midwinter 2010 pre-planning can go into overdrive - Mary Ghikas' traditional "What's Happening" document is now available! It's long (37 pages), so please think carefully before printing out the whole thing, but it's packed with information about the 2010 Midwinter Meeting (and ALA in general)."
Original Post at ALA Connect
Friday 10:00 am- 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am- 5:00 pm, Monday 8:00 am- 2:00 pm
Need an open meeting space to continue the conversation? Use the Networking Uncommons space.
Make the connections you want at the new Networking Uncommons space in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It's a dedicated area where you can gather in small groups to have a quick meeting, polish your presentation, or just recharge your batteries.
The discussion on ALA's Draft Strategic Plan will be led by President Camila Alire at the Midwinter Council/Membership Information Session, Boston Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, Sunday, January 17, 9:00-10:20 a.m.