OMG! It's SLA at the end of the week. I booked my flight ages ago, but more than that...? Well, in truth, as a conference partner (vendor) we have been eating, sleeping, dreaming SLA Seattle for some months and on a personal level I've done the online conference planner thing, every event is entered into my blackberry calendar (I am a librarian after all) with a 15 minute default reminder (on mute, of course) to make sure I'm supposed to be where I need to be at the right time ...in theory at least.
But before I depart the UK I need to tell you about the SLA Europe Information Professional Award winner for 2008. He is Dennie Heye, Information Specialist, Shell International based in The Netherlands. You can see him receive his award and meet him at the International Reception on Monday 16th June from 6.00pm - 7.30pm at the Sheraton Hotel, Cirrus Ballroom. Alternatively you can come to his session on Using the Power of Visualisation Techniques and Technologies on Wednesday 18th June at 8.00am - 9.30am in the Convention Centre 601.
Those of you who can't make it to the conference should definitely read Dennie's blog http://olfh.blogspot.com/ It is required reading and therapy for every infopro....and their Friends!
So Seattle, is almost upon us. Of course all of us from Dow Jones will out in force so please come and say hello - Booth 401 - and yes, the hand writing experts are back by popular demand.
Now I must think about packing. At SLA Seattle 1998 the weather was just gorgeous. I'm packing my sunglasses....
See you there
Gill and the Dow Jones team