CNI Spring 2010 Membership Meeting
April 12-13, 2010
Baltimore Waterfront Marriott
Project Briefing Proposals
Twice each year representatives of CNI’s member organizations gather for membership meetings. The meetings are designed to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects.
Project Briefings are the heart of every membership meeting. A limited number of project briefings are accepted. These briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year’s Program Plan. Interoperability and standards, developing and managing networked information content, and innovations in teaching and learning are topics that consistently engage CNI members’ interests.
Project Briefings are one-hour breakouts that allow participants to interact informally about projects, initiatives, and ideas of their own choosing.
The Briefings are usually attended by 25-75 people. Attendees include senior IT and library administrators, publishing executives, government officials, and others with a high level of interest in and understanding of networking information issues.
The Briefings are intended to provide information about a project’s goals, progress, and lessons learned, but they may also involve demonstrations. Issue-oriented briefings include presentation of background information on a “hot topic” and more time for general discussion with the audience.
Each Briefing should include at least twenty minutes for general discussion.
CNI will distribute one-page (two-sided) handouts for briefings in the registration packets for the membership meeting and these materials will also be made available on our Web site. Handouts are generally NOT PowerPoint presentations. You may provide your own handout (in Word or PDF format), or you may supply the URL of a Web site for your project, from which the CNI staff will create a one-page handout. The deadline for submitting handouts or Web sites is March 12, 2010.
For more information, take a look at the Project Briefings for past membership meetings.
Note: Only a limited number of sessions are available. Applicants will be notified whether or not their proposal has been selected. All presenters will be invited to attend the full meeting.