See you at Access 2012 in Montreal, October 18-21!!!

Be there and be square: Access 2012 in Montreal

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Streamed videos & presentation slides are up!

We’ve uploaded the streaming videos of all of the program sessions to the Internet Archive. Unfortunately we’re missing the closing keynote by Andrea Reimer, however our friends at IASSIST have a similar talk by her videotaped here. Presentation slides are also up – see links on the program schedule page.

Thanks everyone for attending Access 2011 and for sending us great feedback! See you next year.

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Evaluate, calculate, pontificate… Give us your feedback!

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The Access 2011 conference has come to an end and we’d love to hear what you thought about the conference so we can help next year’s organizers in planning an even better conference experience for you. Tell us what you liked, disliked, best food and Bryan Adams song. Thanks for participating in the conference and visiting our lovely city.

All the best, courtesy of your superstar Organizing Committee:

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Access Your Inner Rebel and Yell!

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God save the queen and karaoke! See all the photos here! Join your colleagues tonight for more networking, eating and drinking at the Rogue Evening by UBC Library. Jump start your night with drinks at appetizers at the Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar and then unleash your inner rebel (or rogue) on Gastown’s many flavours and venues.

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Kegs & Karaoke tonight!

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Join us tonight for an excursion to Commercial Drive, one of the oldest and most diverse neighbourhoods in Vancouver. We will provide you with transit tokens to and from Commercial Drive and will escort folks in groups on the Skytrain ride (about a 15 min ride with no transfers needed).  Dinner is on on your own (or buy a sausage or two from the Sausage Van parked outside of the Grandview Legion) then we’ll meet at 7pm at the Legion for drinks (featuring fresh kegs of beer from local craft brewery, R&B) and karaoke. Ask for details at the Registration Desk.

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Access 2011 Livestream Now Available

Watch live streaming video from access2011 at
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Runners of a Feather

Want to get out and run while in Vancouver? One of the Birds of a Feather sessions on Thursday will be a short run (30 minutes), lead by a member of the Access Organizing Committee. This is a good chance to raise your metabolism before consuming all those empty calories during the Commercial Drive excursion. If you’re interested, meet in the Hyatt lobby at 5:15 pm with your running gear on.

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Opening Keynote: From Access to Interactivity

Jon Beasley-Murray’s opening keynote “From Access to Interactivity” promises to be provocative and set the tone for the conference theme: “The Library is Open”. Read his abstract and prepare to join the Access revolution!

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Registration open! Hotel conference rates ends September 19th.

Registration is open for Access 2011, October 19-22, 2011 in Vancouver!

Don’t forget to book the hotel. The special conference rate ends September 19, 2011.

We’re also pleased to offer a way to sponsor a student to attend the conference with whatever amount you’re able to give.

See you in Vancouver!

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Thanks for all the great session proposals

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for the Access 2011 conference. Our submissions are now closed. Program and registration information coming soon!

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