AIIP22:  In it together, April 27-29, 2022


The AIIP Annual Conference is where independent information professionals gather to learn from one other.
Network with attendees and connect with exhibitors and sponsors.

Your registration includes access to recordings of all program sessions.
Program topics range from future thinking to marketing to tools to use in your business.

Learn why people keep attending AIIP conferences . . .

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March 24, April 5, and May 5, 2022: 
Pre- and POsT-conference Workshops

Take a deep dive with our experts in online search, social media for IIPs, and automation tools.

April 22 and April 25, 2022: 
Pre-Conference Warm-Up Sessions

Network with attendees while learning about the virtual platform, setting up your profile, making connections, and gaining new skills (taught by our experts!) that will maximize your conference experience.
Included with main event registration.

April 27-29, 2022:  MAIN Conference Event

Engage in three days of professional development, networking, sponsor connections, and community.


Live and pre-recorded sessions - Some sessions will be streaming Live, and others will be available On Demand so you can watch on your own schedule.

More networking time - Enjoy plenty of time to catch up with old friends and make new connections.

International networking times - Convenient opportunities to connect with fellow attendees worldwide.

Program At A Glance


Pre-Conference Warm-Up Sessions

2:00 - 6:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

2:00 - 3:00 pm UTC - Introduction to the Virtual Platform
3:00 - 5:00 pm UTC - Hi, I’m {___}: The What, Why, and How of Memorable Introductions, Part 1 - Mary Ellen Bates and Jennifer Burke
5:00 - 6:00 pm UTC - Networking

 Pre-Conference Warm-Up Sessions

 4:00 - 9:30 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

 4:00 - 6:00 pm UTC - Hi, I’m {___}: The What, Why, and How of Memorable Introductions, Part 2 - Mary Ellen Bates and Jennifer Burke

8:30 - 9:30 pm UTC - Introduction to #AIIP22 Virtual Platform. A repeat of the Friday session with Socio representatives.

Main Conference Event - Day 1

2:00 - 8:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

2:00 - 2:30 pm UTC - Welcome & Opening Remarks
2:30 - 3:00 pm UTC - Awards Ceremony
3:10 -4:00 pm UTC - Into the Still Unknown:  Consulting in the Latest Next Normal - Richard Hulser
5:00 - 8:00 pm UTC - Networking 

Main Conference Event - Day 2

1:00 - 9:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

1:00 - 1:50 pm UTC - Networking
2:00 - 2:50 pm UTC - Keynote: Embracing Technological Change: How Info-Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for the Opportunities - Sue Lacey Bryant
3:00 - 4:00 pm UTC
4:00 - 4:40 pm UTC - Using Digital Tech for Social Impact - Randeep Sudan
4:40 - 5:30 pm UTC - Networking
5:30 - 6:20 pm UTC - 
Are You Listening? The Value of Active Listening - Kelly Berry, Rhonda Bowen, Liz McLean
6:45 - 7:20 pm UTC - Helping Clients Win: Best Practices in Competitive Intelligence Research - Tanya Humphrey, Nicolle McKinnon
7:30 - 9:00 pm UTC -

Main Conference Event - Day 3

2:00 - 9:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

2:00 - 2:50 pm UTC - Roger Summit Award Lecture - Moving Beyond Hope - Jill Hurst-Wahl

3:00 - 4:00 pm UTC - Networking

4:00 - 4:40 pm UTC - Your Business Model:  Finding What Works - Cindy Shamel, Deb Hunt

4:40 - 5:30 pm UTC - Networking

5:30 - 6:20 pm UTC - Strategic Business Intelligence Gathering - Dan Kramer

6:20 - 7:00 pm UTC - Networking
7:00 - 7:50 pm UTC - Failure is the New Success - Janel Kinlaw

8:00 - 9:00 pm UTC - Closing Remarks and Sharing Key Takeaways

On-demand sessions

Available to watch any time:

Build a Better Checklist - Kelly Shrank
Working with Grey Literature - Celine Belanger
Self-Publishing for Information Professionals - Birgit Bauer
How to Create the Right Personas:  How and When to Use Them - Denise Carter
The Joy of Bringing Independent Professionals Together - Heather Carine
30 in 30:  Weird, Wacky & Wonderful Websites You Should Know About - Arthur Weiss and Rachel Yang

Keynote Speaker:  Sue Lacey Bryant

Embracing Technological Change: How Info-Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for the Opportunities

Inquisitive, agile, and talented thought-leaders and advisers, today’s entrepreneurial information consultants are particularly well placed to maximize the opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution through which we are living and working. These are exciting times, with new opportunities to unlock the value of information for clients.

Tracing the emergence of a personal interest in technological change, Sue Lacey Bryant will touch on the health context in which she works, leading the strategic development of health libraries, incorporating a vital workstream on workforce development.  Sharing the key findings from research commissioned by CILIP, the UK’s library and information association, Sue Lacey Bryant invites us to reflect on how will we respond to the current wave of technological advances.

About Sue Lacey Bryant

Passionate about bringing knowledge to bear on the millions of decisions made by clinicians and patients week in week in, and about improving the quality of healthcare, Sue has extensive experience of shaping innovative roles in Knowledge Management in England.

Sue worked predominantly in primary care, becoming Chief Knowledge Officer for a Primary Care Trust in the UK; and later Director of a Clinical Commissioning Group. With wide experience of developing services, people and products, and change management in the NHS and also in the private sector, Sue enjoyed working as an independent information specialist for 17 years.

Today, leading the development and implementation of HEE’s Knowledge for Healthcare strategy, Sue heads up a top team, working with health knowledge and library teams across England. As head of profession for knowledge and library specialists in the National Health Service in England, Sue is responsible for ensuring this specialised workforce has the confidence and skills needed to maximise investment in digital knowledge resources and mobilise evidence in our digital age.

A member of the UK Mobilising Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) Steering Group; member of CARE (Coordinated Approaches to Research and care Embedded); Trustee, CILIP Board; Editorial Advisory Board, HILJ; Associate of FCI; Q community; Primary Care Improvement Faculty, NHS England and Improvement. Sue is also an executive Coach.

Roger Summit Lecture Award Recipient:  Jill Hurst-Wahl

Moving Beyond Hope

The founding of Dialog by Roger Summit issued in an era of innovation and hope for information professionals. In every information era, we hope for the cutting edge technologies that will propel us forward. However, what we need now are not new technical variations, but the development of an expanded community. To do that, we need to move beyond hope into action.

About Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl is a consultant, speaker, writer, researcher, and educator. She is president of Hurst Associates, Ltd., which works with a broad range of organizations. Jill is professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught graduate M.S. Library and Information Science (MSLIS) courses, including “Copyright for Information Professionals.” She is a former director of the iSchool MSLIS program.

Prior to joining SU, Jill worked as an IT professional, corporate librarian, and information consultant. She is a current member of the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees, EveryLibrary Institute, and Library Futures. She is a former member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, the NYS Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council.

Jill is the 2021 recipient of the John Cotton Dana Award, the highest honor given by the Special Libraries Association (SLA). It is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement as well as exceptional service to SLA and the library and information profession. She blogs at

I've gotten value from all the sessions and have met people who "get" what I do.

2022 conference Planning committee

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June Boyle, Chair

Virtual Design

June Boyle
Jennifer Burke
Richard Hulser
Liz McLean
Zakia Ringgold

Program & Speaker Development

Rachel Yang, Chair
Susan Baerwald
Heather Carine
Chrissy Geluk
Kathy Porter

Marketing & Communications

Janel Kinlaw, Chair
Connie Clem
Janette Lonsdale
Kirsten Smith

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Beth Plutchak, Chair
George Puro

Presentations were excellent. A nice variety of topics and speakers.

I go for the shot-in-the-arm of catching up with colleagues and making new connections.

It is literally my favorite conference of all time.

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