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Thursday, April 11
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday April 11, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

9:00am

Board Meeting (Closed)
Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm
TBA

11:00am

Workshop - Compete with the Big Guys: Spend Less Time Writing Project Proposals but Still Convey Excellence and Win Projects
Marge King often writes grant proposals for her non-profit clients. In fact, clients have received multi-million dollar grants based on proposals that she has written. Recently she applied her proposal writing experience and revamped her own client proposal template. Using the new version of her proposal, she has won almost all of the projects for which she responded; to date, she has won 4- and 5-figure contracts.  In this workshop she shares the why and how she decided to revamp her own proposal template.

This workshop will provide innovative proposal writing techniques that can be used to develop a template. By creating a proposal template, it makes responding to requests for quotes much easier and more consistent.

Marge presents 3 simple tactics to use in your proposals that will increase your credibility while providing a sense of security and confidence to potential clients. Participants will write various parts of a proposal template during the session and will leave with a preliminary template to respond to their own client requests.

Register for Marge's workshop at https://www.aiip.org/event-3083564/Registration

Speakers
avatar for Marge King

Marge King

InfoRich Group, Inc.
Marge King is a past AIIP president and small business owner.  Her business, InfoRich Group, Inc., focuses on using research as a foundation to effective fundraising. She helps her clients win grants and understand prospective donors, and she trains clients to use research efficiently.In... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

11:00am

Workshop - Speak up - Speak out: Public Speaking & Presenting to Thrill
The ability to present in public is a skill independent professionals need – whether as part of a pitch to a prospect or a finished report to a client. Most novice presenters miss opportunities to impress (by using low-status movements and failing to fully engage with their audience).

In this interactive and practical session, Arthur Weiss introduces you to techniques that professional presenters use to connect, motivate and inspire:

  • How to stand without looking on-edge; 
  • High-status versus low-status movements;
  • How to make an entrance with your presentation using a simple ABCD type approach so your audience won’t look for the door;
  • How to structure and sequence a talk so that clients and prospects sign up at the end
  •  Removing the PowerPoint crutch so that your audience focuses on your message rather than multiple bullets that fail to hit their target.

By the end of the session, you will know how to engage, enchant and enthrall your audience! Take-homes will include a before and after video so you can see how simple techniques like anchoring, use of rhetoric and the power-of-three can change a presentation from average to great!

Public Speaking should be fun – for you and for those listening to you. Successful public speaking will allow you to share your message and help position you as a go-to expert. Whether pitching to a potential prospect, presenting to an existing client, or giving an after-dinner speech, it builds self-confidence when you engage with an audience who then chooses you in preference to others.

Register for Arthur's session at https://www.aiip.org/event-3083564/Registration



Speakers
avatar for Arthur Weiss

Arthur Weiss

AWARE
Arthur Weiss is the managing director of AWARE specializing in marketing intelligence analysis, research and training. Over the last few years the training aspect of Arthur’s work has expanded, leading to invites to deliver keynote speeches and sessions at conferences globally (including... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Town Hall - Board and Members
The Town Hall format is an opportunity for year-end dialogue between members and the outgoing board.

Thursday April 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TBA

1:30pm

Workshop - Get a Grip on Your Social Media Marketing
Raise your profile with existing and prospective clients through social media. Learn how to start and discover ways to boost your online presence. We will look at popular tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogging and podcasting. Learn about creating content, feeding it into the various platforms, and monitoring the results.

Connie Crosby has taught social media planning and tactics to a wide range of audiences for over a decade. She takes a holistic approach to using social media tools to support your business strategy.

This session is suitable for those looking for an introductory session for independent information professionals. Bring your nagging questions and we will answer as many as possible!

Key takeaways:
  • How social media can support your business’s marketing strategy
  • Focusing on the tools your audience uses
  • Getting some practical tips on getting started

Register for Connie's session at https://www.aiip.org/event-3083564/Registration

Speakers
avatar for Connie Crosby

Connie Crosby

Crosby Group Consulting
Connie Crosby has been writing, speaking and teaching on social media-related topics since 2004. She credits tools such as blogging and Twitter for significantly raising her profile and advancing her career.  She co-created and co-taught courses on social media planning and tools... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
TBA

4:00pm

A Second Chance at a First Impression: For the Non-First-Timers
Returning conference attendees know the joy, and perhaps apprehension, that goes along with AIIP’s traditional Friday morning Introductions.
 
Joy comes from learning about each other and the myriad businesses we run. The apprehension might come from being unsure of how to meaningfully connect with this group.
 
To make the most of re-introducing yourself, bring a written draft of how you would introduce yourself to a general audience, and think about how you might tweak that for your peers in AIIP. We’ll use these intros to solicit collegial feedback on how we might improve our message, and to warm up on microphone techniques.
 
Anne Hengehold is a former radio-host, longtime voice over talent, and long standing AIIP member.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Hengehold

Anne Hengehold

Clarify Information Services


Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:00pm

First-Timers Orientation
The First Timers Session is intended to help new attendees understand the structure and flow of the conference and to encourage them to engage with fellow attendees so as to get the most value out of the time spent during the conference. Attending this session equips new attendees to become part of the community immediately by providing an introduction to the ‘culture’ of collegial support that is so characteristic of the conference.  Of special importance is the guidance and practice with respect to the Friday morning 30-second introductions: New attendees get pointers as to what to include and have a chance to give their introduction a whirl at the microphone.

Mary Ellen Bates and Cindy Shamel are long-standing members of AIIP and popular leaders of the First Timers Orientation.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Bates

Mary Ellen Bates

Bates Information Services
avatar for Cindy Shamel

Cindy Shamel

Shamel Information Services
Cindy has logged over 20 years of consulting experience and has learned to successfully communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly in real time or in writing.  She has served clients in a wide range of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, printing... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Information Today

Information Today

Information Today, Inc., is an AIIP Gold Partner. Log in to the AIIP.org website to learn about special pricing for AIIP members on events and publications.


Thursday April 11, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

Exhibits open
Thursday April 11, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

Welcome & Opening Reception in the Exhibits Hall
Sponsors
avatar for de Stricker Associates

de Stricker Associates

Ulla de Stricker is an AIIP Supporting Member.


Thursday April 11, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

8:00pm

 
Friday, April 12
 

6:30am

Rise and Shine: Yoga led by Cindy Romaine
Come in your comfy clothes and take advantage of the opportunity to get an energizing start to a full conference day by attending a gentle yet invigorating yoga class.  

Cindy Romaine, a long standing member of AIIP, is a certified yoga instructor.

Friday April 12, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am
TBA

7:30am

8:00am

Registration
Friday April 12, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

8:30am

Introductions (Yes, You)
Every attendee introduces his/her business in 30 seconds at the microphone. Tip: Practice in advance! What do you want your fellow AIIPers to know about you and your professional activities?

Friday April 12, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
TBA

9:45am

10:15am

Break
Sponsors
avatar for Romainiacs Intelligent Research

Romainiacs Intelligent Research

Cindy Romaine is an AIIP member and current member of the AIIP board.


Friday April 12, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Snap Talk - Successful Project Work: The Secret Sauce to Keeping a Client Happy
You got the project! Now what do you do to keep your client happy throughout the duration of the project? It’s all about establishing and maintaining expectations and communication. Rhonda will share her insights, using a few examples of projects she’s worked on while dealing with various personality types, from laid-back to micro-manager. She will provide you with some practical tips you can use in your own business, and you will learn what other consultants do to keep their clients happy.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Kleiman

Rhonda Kleiman

Rhonda Kleiman Group
As a business reference librarian for over 35 years Rhonda has handled hundreds of client projects while working at the Research Institute of America, as Senior Info Specialist at the American Association of Advertising Agencies, and as Economic Development Manager at the Library... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for digitalsmith

digitalsmith

Kirsten Smith is an AIIP member.
avatar for Librarian At Your Service, LLC

Librarian At Your Service, LLC

Chrissy Geluk is an AIIP member.


Friday April 12, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

Snap Talk - Communicate Your Personal Brand
Phyllis understands that writing can be difficult. But she also recognizes that it is a powerful way to communicate with a lot of people. Specifically, she believes that informative articles and blog posts are invaluable to communicate a personal brand to a broad audience. Branding itself is a topic for another session, but Phyllis will use personal branding to provide a focused series of tips and tricks the novice writer - or the nervous one - to get past the fear of writing and make a powerful impression.

Speakers
avatar for Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith

ITK Vector Inc.
Phyllis has been working in the information profession, providing research as well as writing and editing and communication planning services, for more than 30 years. She has been a member of AIIP for over 20 years. Since 2015, she has worked with AIIP members to get their articles... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for FSO Research & Information

FSO Research & Information

Marjan Farahbaksh is an AIIP member


Friday April 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am
TBA

11:00am

Roger Summit Award Lecture - Confessions of an Info Professional
When AIIP was founded, information work was a somewhat quiet backwater. Thirty-odd years later, it is a teeming center of innovation … and a cause for some concern for enterprises and the public alike. We now know that “search” is only one task in a long information process that is central to decision making. Information professionals, with their expertise in organizing, finding, analyzing, and disseminating information are a key component in this process.

The presentation covers the information management process and its pitfalls – selecting sources and assessing bias, and normalizing, structuring, and analyzing pools of data – and looks at the ethical and other challenges all information practitioners and users are facing.

Throughout her career, Susan Feldman (an AIIP founder and its president 1992-93) has analyzed information and the technologies, tools, and trends. She ran Datasearch for two decades before joining IDC to track markets and trends in search, text analytics, unified information access, and big data. Her book The Answer Machine launched her latest career in cognitive computing. Her current business, Synthexis, helps AI vendors envision new applications and understand the interaction needs of information processes and tasks. She is now creating a set of decision tools to help businesses assess their information processes and decide on their AI needs.



Speakers
avatar for Susan Feldman

Susan Feldman

Synthexis
Sue Feldman is founder and president of Synthexis, a consulting firm that provides business advisory services to vendors and buyers of cognitive computing, search and text analytics technologies. Sue’s clients rely on her for strategic advice and business coaching as well as for... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for AIIP Past Presidents

AIIP Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) fund the Roger Summit Lecture Award to bring an inspiring and stimulating speaker to the AIIP Annual Conference. This award is named to recognize Roger Summit, the founder of DIALOG and a long-time... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Networking Lunch
Friday April 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:15pm

Listening for Opportunity: Doing What Comes Un-Naturally
Jan, Jane and Valeria look through their rear-view mirrors to share the practices that move their businesses forward. They come from varied business backgrounds and have been independent info pros for different lengths of time. But they share many practices to land and expand their businesses. They have distilled those practices into a top-ten list that you can try for yourself.

Speakers
avatar for Valeria Hunter

Valeria Hunter

Hunter Knowledge and Insights, LLC
After 30 years engineering and managing projects in the energy industry, Valeria realized she was really spending her energy researching, communicating, and presenting information. What does she decide? This detail-oriented generalist and professional student earned her MLIS and KM... Read More →
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Jan Knight

Bancroft Information Services
Jan started her business in 2001 after working in advertising and marketing agencies and for a global educational publisher. Although she loved figuring out just how to buy plastic fried eggs and boxes shaped like ducks and memorizing their SKUs (inventory units), she decided that... Read More →
avatar for Jane Langeman

Jane Langeman

Langeman Consulting
Jane is a former corporate IT project manager but now uses her geek powers for good. Starting in 2008, on the cusp of a monumental recession, she launched her business, Langeman Consulting. They say context is everything and Jane has carved out a professional space working with academics... Read More →


Friday April 12, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm
TBA

2:15pm

Break
Sponsors
avatar for LMRS Information Services LLC

LMRS Information Services LLC

Loretta Shaw is an AIIP member.


Friday April 12, 2019 2:15pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Snap Talk - The Gentle Art of Schmoozing, or How to Create Professional and Personal Opportunities Naturally
Troy Wason shares his transformational journey from self-professed introvert to natural-born extrovert or ‘schmoozer’ and discusses how information professionals can learn to open doors to opportunities -personally and professionally - with the gentle, but somewhat lost art of schmoozing. Or, as someone online positively referred to it: “making social connections with friendly non-aggressive chit chat.” In his long-time role as a Canadian politico, Troy has witnessed both the positive and negative side of schmoozing, but he firmly believes it is a superpower that can be used primarily for the professional and personal good. His personal insights into the often conflicting duality of face-to-face relationship building will exemplify how natural conversation can be life changing for not only ourselves but for the people we have just met in our business and personal lives.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Wason

Troy Wason

Axxess Point Inc.
A party member, supporter, and campaigner for over three decades, Troy has a true appreciation for politics and campaign strategy. He applies it, along with his natural aptitude for community building, in supporting democracy and the political process in Canada through developing... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Clarify Information Services

Clarify Information Services

Anne Hengehold is an AIIP member and current AIIP board member.


Friday April 12, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

Snap Talk - Need Help? Phone a Friend
Sometimes we receive project requests that fall outside our comfort zone, have multiple components, stretch our skillset, or squeeze us on deadline. Rather than decline the project, Karen Klein and Michelle Rawl frequently call upon fellow AIIP members to assist. In addition to collaborating on projects together, Karen and Michelle have hired, been hired by, and partnered with AIIP members. They share their tips for ensuring a successful outcome whether you are the contractor, sub-contractor, or partner.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Klein

Karen Klein

Fulcrum Information Resources
An AIIP member since 2005, Karen Klein provides business research, project management and technical writing services to manufacturers across numerous sectors including chemical, construction, housewares, and transportation. She enjoys partnering with other AIIPers and learns something... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Rawl

Michelle Rawl

Rawl Research, Inc.
Michelle has worked in the library and information industry since the early nineties. She has corporate experience from several Fortune 500 companies’ library and research departments, including IBM and Avon. She has taught Library courses for the University at Albany.Michelle began... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Fulcrum Information Resources

Fulcrum Information Resources

Karen Klein is an AIIP member.
avatar for Rawl Research, Inc.

Rawl Research, Inc.

Michelle Rawl is an AIIP member.


Friday April 12, 2019 2:45pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:00pm

Snap Talk - On the Job Training: Learn by Doing
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Shamel

Cindy Shamel

Shamel Information Services
Cindy has logged over 20 years of consulting experience and has learned to successfully communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly in real time or in writing.  She has served clients in a wide range of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, printing... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Information Management Services, Inc.

Information Management Services, Inc.

Jan Sykes is an AIIP member.


Friday April 12, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
TBA

3:15pm

Break
Friday April 12, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm
TBA

3:30pm

Proposals and Negotiations: Strategies and Techniques
The panel members share, based on their rich experience, insights on negotiating cost, deadlines, deliverables, or scope during the conceptual phase of a project to give attendees strategies they can apply to their own businesses.  Based on real examples from their own practices, the panelists demonstrate how to negotiate project agreements that satisfy all parties.

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Geluk

Chrissy Geluk

Librarian At Your Service LLC
Chrissy leverages her skills learned in library school, specifically “reference interview” techniques. The traditional reference interview consists of five themes: approachability, interest, listening/inquiring, searching, and follow-up. Chrissy applies these principles (plus... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Von Hendy

Matthew Von Hendy

Green Heron Information Services
Matthew Von Hendy is the principal and owner of Green Heron Information Services which was founded in 2012. During this time, he has negotiated a range of proposals and contracts with very big and very small clients.  He has experienced the ups and downs of this process and remembers... Read More →
avatar for Linda Rink

Linda Rink

Rink Consulting
As President of RINK Consulting, Linda Rink uncovers new opportunities for her clients through strategic research and marketing consulting services.  With over 25 years’ corporate marketing and new product experience, Linda combines analytical capabilities with the practical “client-side... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Marydee Ojala

Marydee Ojala

Editor, Online Searcher Magazine
Marydee Ojala is an AIIP member and a current AIIP board member. She is also the editor of Online Searcher Magazine, a publication of Information Today, Inc.


Friday April 12, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

Visit the Exhibits
Friday April 12, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
TBA

5:30pm

AIIP Supporting Member Social
AIIP thanks its 2019 Supporting Members: Marcy Phelps, Ulla de Stricker, June Boyle, and Scott Attenborough. https://www.aiip.org/SupportingMembership

Friday April 12, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
TBA

6:30pm

 
Saturday, April 13
 

6:30am

Rise and Shine: Yoga led by Cindy Romaine
Saturday April 13, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am
TBA

7:30am

Breakfast
Saturday April 13, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

7:30am

Registration
Saturday April 13, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm
TBA

8:30am

Aligning with Clients: Changing Business Focus
Stay Competitive! Learn from information professionals how they identified and responded to changing client needs and market disruptions to unlock new business potential. Come away with actionable steps for your business focus and continuous transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Edward Ajaeb

Edward Ajaeb

Nighthawk Strategies
Edward J. Ajaeb specializes in private investigations, open source research, social media intelligence, and tools for uncovering the most elusive information in online and digital investigations. He understands the critical importance of staying ahead of the curve when it comes to... Read More →
avatar for Connie Crosby

Connie Crosby

Crosby Group Consulting
Connie Crosby has been writing, speaking and teaching on social media-related topics since 2004. She credits tools such as blogging and Twitter for significantly raising her profile and advancing her career.  She co-created and co-taught courses on social media planning and tools... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Content Capital, LLC

Content Capital, LLC

Scott Attenborough is an AIIP member and current member of the AIIP board.


Saturday April 13, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
TBA

9:30am

Productivity as a Solopreneur: Tools for Smartly Running Your Business - Don’t Let it Run You!
As solopreneurs we wear ALL the hats in our business – CEO, CFO, CMO, even CWO (chief wastebasket officer) – and we need to be smart about the tools we use so we can run our business and not let it run us into the ground. You don’t need to be a techie nor spend a fortune or hours of your precious time if some tools can help. Here are the top solopreneur budget-friendly tools for business operations and productivity, including bookkeeping, time tracking, project management, client meetings, and marketing. You’ll leave with a list of tools to check out (and some checklists) so that you can operate smarter and more efficiently as solopreneur.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Burke

Jennifer Burke

IntelliCraft Research, LLC
Jennifer E. Burke is president of IntelliCraft Research LLC, a strategic marketing consultancy for libraries. As a former advertising/marketing executive she’s capable of speaking, and translating, both “marketing-ese” and “library lingo”. She leads workshops, courses and... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
TBA

10:30am

Break
Saturday April 13, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
TBA

10:45am

Keynote: The Slow Down to Speed Up™ Guide to Unstoppable Success: A Pragmatic Toolkit for the Growth-Minded Professional
As a busy professional in today’s 24/7 world, how do you develop the kind of business that allows you to truly thrive – personally, professionally, consistently – in the face of any number of obstacles, stressors, and frustrations? How do you develop a nonstop growth mindset, and what are the tactics to drive continuous progress? Above all, how do you integrate who you are, what you bring, and what you want … to accelerate business outcomes and create a brilliant life?
It all starts with taking a pause. A deliberate slowing down to develop a thoughtful, proactive, strategic approach to your business and your life.
Liz shares how she has grown her consulting practice over the past 15 years – from initial debt and worry to confidence and optimism. She highlights her top strategies for growth and provides a set of tools to support your business and enrich your life.
We'll have a fun, interactive, dynamic discussion of business development and unstoppable growth!

Speakers
avatar for Liz Bywater, PhD

Liz Bywater, PhD

President, Bywater Consulting Group
Dr. Liz Bywater is a leadership expert like none other. Working at the intersection of business and psychology, Liz uses her deep expertise in human behavior and organizational effectiveness to help her clients excel in an increasingly complex world.C-suite leaders enlist Liz’s... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

AIIP Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon
Members can download meeting handouts on the AIIP website. Log-in required.

Saturday April 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
TBA

1:30pm

When a Project Diverges from Plan: Lessons Learned and Recovery Strategies
Even the best laid plans can go awry, but that doesn't mean we can't learn from them. Join panelists Jan Sykes, Loretta Shaw and Jennifer Pflaumer as they reflect on lessons learned from projects that didn't quite go as planned in the areas of scope, communication, and subcontracting.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Pflaumer

Jennifer Pflaumer

Paroo
Jennifer Pflaumer launched her information management consultancy in 2009 after realizing the need for strategic information management solutions for businesses across all industries. Her expertise includes finding ways to better manage digital assets, creating information strategies... Read More →
avatar for Loretta Shaw

Loretta Shaw

LMRS Information Services LLC
Loretta’s 40 years of experience as an aerospace engineer, researcher, project manager, and technical manager in advanced technology gives her a unique perspective on projects that veer from original plans. Her company LMRS Information Services LLC specializes in helping clients... Read More →
avatar for Jan Sykes

Jan Sykes

Information Management Services, Inc.
With more than 20 years of sales and consulting experience in the information industry, Jan has learned to anticipate and respond to risks that can occur due to misunderstanding, mis-communication, scope changes and mid-stream sponsor changes.  Currently, she leads Information Management... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
TBA

2:30pm

Break
Saturday April 13, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
TBA

2:45pm

TIPS Tables: Choose four 20-minute sessions from 7 options
Dynamite Microsoft O365 Tricks
Chrissy Geluk
Chrissy will (perhaps) uncover some features in the Microsoft applications you probably use every day. In addition to some of these features (you have to come to the session to discover what these are!), Chrissy will provide tips on other applications that you may not have been aware that you had access to! Whether you are on a PC or Mac, these tips are applicable to all operating systems!

Ethics of Competitive Intelligence Collection in the Digital World
Judith Binder & Ellen Naylor
Join us to learn how social media and the Internet have changed the ways and means by which competitive intelligence professionals collect data and what the future holds for the profession. It’s the good, the bad, and the ugly … those client requests that challenge us to “delight” with success when clients are asking for the impossible.
We share how we deal with instant access to personal profiles (ours and theirs), overexposure at trade shows, and managing client expectations. There are some challenges we face since we capture competitive intelligence ethically.

Must-Know Techniques in Key Search Engines
Kirsten Smith
"Where I share tips for getting more out of search engines and impress a crowd of expert searchers. No pressure."
Kirsten's intent is to have everyone come away with at least one new powerful technique as the attendees share their own tricks.

New Gadgets for Indies/Infopros
Mark Goldstein
A showcase for the latest and greatest available tools for independent business practitioners, especially infopros. Mark will share some of his own favorites and survey some of the newest tech gadgets, software tools, and emerging tech innovations such as the Internet of Things, illuminating how they can address business effectiveness, personal productivity, improving quality of living, and be just plain fun. Participants will be asked to comment on their favorite hardware and software tools contributing to the mix. Mark will ruminate on what this all portents, projecting evolving market opportunities, and sharing a forward-looking view of evolving technology and applications that will capture the imagination (and perhaps pocketbooks) of infopros this year and beyond. Come share a rollicking and engaging ride through the technology roller coaster of our times.

No-Fault, No-Guilt Communication: Banish 'Sorry' Forever!
Ulla de Stricker & Cindy Shamel
Cindy and Ulla have collaborated in projects involving coaching in the art of communicating professionally and in a 'depersonalized' manner.  They illustrate how to keep the focus on facts, realities, and opportunities in exchanges with clients and colleagues (and family members!) and how to avoid the temptation to issue an apology where none is needed.

Recharge Outside the Business
Cliff Kalibjian & Matthew Von Hendy
Most of us know that it is generally a good idea to pursue interests or do activities that don’t involve work.  How do you do that when you are trying to be a solo independent information entrepreneur and you run all aspects of your business?  This session will offer some tips and suggestions about how to achieve a balance between the two without stressing yourself out.

Write, Right? Get Paid for Your Pen
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter
Writing about what we do or what we care about is a great way to build credibility and authority - and we can get paid for that kind of writing. Widely published freelance writer Ruth E. Thaler-Carter provides practical tips for finding writing assignments that pay, whether articles for various types of publications, blog posts, or our own books. Learn how to find paying writing assignments, negotiate better fees or rates, decide if and when writing for free makes sense, get paid after completing an assignment, and more. Attendees will come away with strategies, resources, approaches - and confidence in the ability to Get Paid for Your Pen.

Speakers
avatar for Judith Binder

Judith Binder

RBSC Corp
Judith Binder launched the Research Group of RBSC Corporation in 2002.  RBSC provides business intelligence and insights for strategy, competitive intelligence, marketing, and product development.   Clients rely on RBSC to: identify emerging trends, drivers, disruptors; monitor... Read More →
avatar for Chrissy Geluk

Chrissy Geluk

Librarian At Your Service LLC
Chrissy leverages her skills learned in library school, specifically “reference interview” techniques. The traditional reference interview consists of five themes: approachability, interest, listening/inquiring, searching, and follow-up. Chrissy applies these principles (plus... Read More →
avatar for Mark Goldstein

Mark Goldstein

International Research Center
Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout numerous technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional and trade groups, as well as being a frequent... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Von Hendy

Matthew Von Hendy

Green Heron Information Services
Matthew Von Hendy is the principal and owner of Green Heron Information Services which was founded in 2012. During this time, he has negotiated a range of proposals and contracts with very big and very small clients.  He has experienced the ups and downs of this process and remembers... Read More →
avatar for Cliff Kalibjian

Cliff Kalibjian

Mr. Health Search
Cliff Kalibjian specializes in customized research and writing on any health or medical topic for consumers and professionals. As someone now vibrantly healthy for many years after overcoming a supposedly incurable disease diagnosed in childhood, Cliff knows firsthand about the necessity... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Naylor

Ellen Naylor

The Business Intelligence Source
Ellen Naylor is one of America’s pioneers in competitive intelligence (CI) and Win/Loss analysis. Naylor initiated Verizon’s first CI program for enterprise marketing in 1985. Ellen’s company is in its 25th year. The company’s research has consistently helped companies beat... Read More →
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Cindy Shamel

Shamel Information Services
Cindy has logged over 20 years of consulting experience and has learned to successfully communicate the good, the bad, and the ugly in real time or in writing.  She has served clients in a wide range of industries including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, printing... Read More →
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Kirsten Smith

Kirsten J Smith
Yahoo Directory, Northern Light, and Ask Jeeves were Kirsten's first loves back in the early days of the world wide web but now she’s all about the Google. Kirsten had the best job in the world as a news librarian for Canada’s largest newspaper company. After 24 happy years, the... Read More →
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Ulla de Stricker

de Stricker Associates
During many years of assisting clients in information systems and knowledge management related projects, Ulla perfected her skills in tailoring communication for sensitive situations involving diverging expectations and differing perceptions of priorities on the part of individuals... Read More →
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Ruth E. Thaler-Carter

I can write about anything®
Ruth E. Thaler-Carter first got paid to write in high school and has been generating paying writing work ever since. She has been published locally, regionally, nationally and internationally in newspapers, newsletters, magazines, books and booklets, websites, and blogs on a wide... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
TBA

4:15pm

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Private discussions
Do you have a concern, question, or idea you’d like to discuss with an expert?  Simply write to office@aiip.org with “matchmaker” in the subject line and indicate the nature of your interest.  We will match you up with a relevant AIIP attending member and put you in touch.  You could meet at the designated hour Saturday 4:15-4:30 pm, or you could arrange another time to meet at a mutually agreed place.  This is your opportunity to get advice and input from someone with experience, in private.

Saturday April 13, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm
TBA

4:30pm

5:30pm

No-Host Cocktail Hour & Opportunity for Professional Headshots
InfoRich Group and Content Capital are sponsors for this year's headshots. Thanks, Marge and Scott!

Sponsors
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Content Capital, LLC

Scott Attenborough is an AIIP member and current member of the AIIP board.
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InfoRich Group, Inc.

Margaret King is an AIIP member.


Saturday April 13, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
TBA

6:30pm

Awards and Gala Dinner
Saturday April 13, 2019 6:30pm - 11:59pm
TBA
 
Sunday, April 14
 

8:00am

Sunday Morning Sendoff: Cementing the Takeaways (coffee and pastries served)
Over coffee and pastries, attendees share their takeaways and lessons. The Sunday Morning Send-off has proved extremely popular as a means for attendees to discover what others found to have special impact for them.

Sunday April 14, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
TBA

9:00am

Town Hall:  Members and New Board
Sunday April 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

New Board Meeting (Closed)
Sunday April 14, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
TBA

10:30am

Local Touring
Sunday April 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:59pm
TBA