AIIP 2020 Annual Conference Highlights

A Pivot to Virtual:  Business Development, Tools of the Trade, Professional Development, and Personal Enrichment

AIIP was unable to hold the 2020 Annual Conference as planned in person in Denver, Colorado. Many sessions were delivered virtually and were recorded for member viewing.

Speakers & Sessions

Guest Speakers

Elizabeth Suárez — Effective Leadership During Difficult Times. (Keynote)

Joyce Ward — The Role of Info Pros in Information Retrieval:  From Text to Thought (2020 Roger Summit Award Lecture)

Member Speakers

Richard Hulser — Working in a Gig Economy
Mark Goldstein and Marydee Ojala — 30 Sites in 45 Minutes
Kelly Berry — Small Fish in a Big Pond? How Independents Navigate the Information Industry Without Large Budgets
Eddie Ajaeb and Marcy Phelps — Mentoring Success:  Benefits and Lessons Learned
Troy Wason — Opportunities in Emerging New Industries
Mark Broderick — Cryptocurrencies: What Do I Need to Know?

Snap Talks

George Puro
Jennifer Pflaumer
Beth Plutchak
Kirsten Smith
Kathaleen Porter, MD
Troy Wason
Carol A. Compton
Karen Klein
Marilyn Harmacek
Cindy Romaine

Special Sessions

First Timers Welcome and Orientation: Get the Most out of the Conference — Cindy Shamel and Ulla de Stricker
A Second Chance at a First Impression: Non-First Timers — Anne Hengehold
Introductions — All participants
AIIP Annual Business Meeting
Awards Dinner
Sunday Morning Sendoff: Cementing the Takeaways


Build a Better Checklist — Kelly Schrank
InfoPro GROW:  Business Planning Techniques — Kelly Berry       


AIIP announced the recipients of several annual awards during the conference.

Roger Summit Lecture Award — Joyce Ward
Marilyn M. Levine AIIP President's Award — The AIIP Virtual Events Committee. Members Mary Ellen Bates, Kelly Berry, Liz McLean, and Betty Nordeng.
Sue Rugge Memorial Award for mentoring — Jennifer Burke

Community Give-Back

AIIP members made contributions to The Gathering Place.

updated 9/12/2020


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