Wednesday, March 22, 2006

CIL - opening session

Tom Hogan, President of Information Today opened the 21st Computers in Libraries Conference. He reminded us all that National Online made it to 24, but it is "all gone" now!! As of Saturday attendance is a record 2386 and we expect another 100 or so to register during the week. 49 states are represented, plus the District of Columbia & Puerto Rico. The only US state not represented is Mississippi. And we all hope Mississippi will be able to send representatives next year. 17 other countries are also represented including: Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and The West Indies. (Marshall Breeding claims to have been to all 21!) The attenance figures include 150 speakers & moderators, and .60 companies represented in the exhibit hall.

All in all avery exciting place to be!!

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