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2013 Conference wrap-up

SLA just published its press release about the San Diego Annual Conference with this year’s high points:

“What will distinguish companies of the future won’t be changes in technology, but changes in mentality.”

This insight by SLA 2013 Annual Conference keynote speaker Mike Walsh set the tone for three days of fast-paced learning, networking, and business focused on a key initiative: converting new challenges presented by information, digital, and technological revolutions into immediate and long-lasting opportunities.

“It’s an exciting time for information professionals and the information industry,” said SLA member Dennie Heye, the knowledge and information manager for a Fortune 500 energy company, during a conference roundtable session. “Are things changing? Yes—but for the better. Instead of worrying [about technology], we should celebrate, tinker, release new formats, and throw ideas to the wind. Let’s make products and services that inspire experimentation, and let’s push the information industry forward rather than be dragged along.”

The SLA 2013 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO attracted 2,808 information professionals and representatives of SLA’s industry partners to San Diego during June 9 – 11. Of these, 1,589 were Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO attendees, and 288 were INFO-EXPO only registrants. One hundred ninety-four companies filled the exhibit hall (INFO-EXPO), launching and demonstrating their latest products, technologies, and services while engaging in productive conversations with their users, buyers, and prospective customers.

Next year conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 8 – 10. The keynote speaker will be John Wilbanks. We hope you will join us!

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ARC Document Solutions (Silver Sponsor)

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ELSEVIER (Breakfast Sponsor)

IEEE XPlore Digital Library (Sponsor)

University of South Florida (Table Sponsor)