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SPEED MEETING: A Special Session to Introduce Attendees to Each Other in Person and via Web Cast

Deborah Swain, Philip Edwards, Christopher Landbeck, Beatrice Pulliam, Diane Neal and Kris Liberman

ASIS&T 2008 Annual Meeting (AM08 2008)
Columbus, Ohio, October 24-29, 2008


Building on suggestions for improving the first “Speed Meeting” at the 2007 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, this session will provide small group, not just individual exchanges by two people at a time. Although special new attendee orientations are scheduled for ASIS&T 2008, the Speed Meeting is open to all ASIS&T members, attendees in Columbus (with spouses/guests), and headquarters support staff. The session will occur early to give attendees the opportunity to let knowledge sharing impact their annual meeting experience.

The ASIS&T Speed Meeting is designed as a social event to focus on the exchange of information among attendees and to stimulate transformations that will lead to knowledge sharing, collaborative research ideas, and plans to meet during the conference. Additional participation by members unable to attend will be provided via a web-camera and SKYPE network set up for remote communication. Models for such events include the “knowledge café,” developed by David Gurteen, and emphasize the value of face-to-face conversation and sharing to support personal knowledge development.

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