Spring 1996 Meeting of the Coalition Task Force
March 25-26, 1996Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
999 9th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-9000
From: Paul Evan Peters <email@example.com>
Subject: Momentum building toward Spring Task Force Meeting in DC on 3/25-6
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 08:52:26 -0500 (EST)
Momentum is building toward the Spring 1996 Task Force Meeting on March 25 and 26 at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel, and I am really excited about how the meeting is shaping up.
The deadline for submitting pink Project Briefing Forms has been extended until this upcoming Friday February 16, and the deadline for returning white Registration Forms is coming up on next Thursday February 22.
The deadline for making hotel reservations is also next Thursday February 22. If there is any chance of you attending this meeting then I suggest that you make a hotel reservation by this date.
All you have to do to make a hotel reservation is to call the Renaissance at 202-898-9000 and say that you will be attending the CNI meeting. You can always cancel your reservation at a later date.
We will post the Preliminary Agenda for the Meeting to our Website next week as soon as we finish analyzing and organizing the Project Briefing Forms, especially those that come in on this Friday.
In the meantime, I thought you would like to have an early look at how the plenary sessions for the Meeting have shaped up.
- Monday March 25 from 1 to 2:45 p.m. — John S. Quarterman, Secretary and Editor for Matrix Information and Directory Services, will share his conception and measurements of the current rapidly evolving Global Information Infrastructure and its user population, and Gary A. Puckrein, President of the American Visions Society, will discuss his views on the positive potential of the Internet in particular and the information highway in general for African-Americans.
- Tuesday March 26 from 9 to 10 a.m. — Robert Weber, Senior Vice President for Electronic Publishing Resources, will provide an overview of the rapidly developing networked intellectual property rights management scene, and Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law of American University, will present his views on the equally rapidly developing networked intellectual property public policy scene.
- Tuesday March 26 from 2:30 to 3:30p — Karen R. Hitchcock, Interim President of the University at Albany of the State University of New York, will share her views on higher education cultural transformations occasioned by the spread of networks and networked information, with particular attention to the implications for faculty development priorities and programs.
In addition to the plenary sessions:
- There will be an orientation for first-time meeting attendees, and other interested parties, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday March 25;
- I will open the Meeting with some general remarks on the first six (!?) years of CNI and, in the parlance of the year, on “the road ahead” for CNI at 1 p.m. on Monday March 25; and,
- There will be small group sessions that follow-up on the remarks of each of the plenary session speakers, including a total of five separate small group sessions to follow-up on various aspects of the remarks on networked intellectual property rights management by Bob Weber.
I hope this message conveys a sense of the excitement I feel about how well the Spring 1996 Task Force Meeting is shaping up. I hope that you will be able to join us at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel on March 25 and 26.
Let me know if you need any help from me. Joan Lippincott <firstname.lastname@example.org> will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you might have about project briefings, and Jackie Eudell <email@example.com> will be happy to help with your hotel and other logistics.
Paul Evan Peters Executive Director Coalition for Networked Information 21 Dupont Circle Washington, DC 20036 Voice: 202-296-5098 Fax: 202-872-0884 Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: ftp://ftp.cni.org/ URL: gopher://gopher.cni.org:70/ URL: http://www.cni.org/