2010 Chapter Events of the Year

Los Angeles Chapter – Collaborative Tools: Best Practices and New Trends

The Los Angeles Chapter of ASIS&T is awarded the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year for their Fall event entitled “Collaboration Tools: Best Practices and New Trends.” This timely event brought together academics and practitioners to discuss a) ways to help professional work more productively, b) benefits of cloud computing, c) state-of-the-art in collaborative work, and d) how teams communicate across geographic distances. This event, which was held in cooperation with the Los Angeles user experience group, provided an excellent opportunity for increasing LACASIST and ASIST visibility to non-ASIS&T members. This outreach, and the overwhelming success of the program, merits the award of the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year Award to LACASIST.

Carolinas Chapter and the UNC Student Chapter -- Information Design Workshop

The Carolinas Chapter of ASIS&T and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Chapter are awarded the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year Award for their information design workshop. This 2.5 hours workshop on information visualization and design for academic posters and presentations was held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event was led by UNC doctoral candidate and designer Songphan Choemprayong. This event, featuring a stunning slideshow, walked students through various aspects of designing and presenting information. Of greatest appeal to the judges was the large number of non-ASIS&T members who attended this event,providing good publicity for ASIS&T. The judges were also impressed with the level of collaboration between the student and regional chapter. This merits the receipt of the 2010 Chapter Event of the Year Award.