Top ten reasons to attend the 2012 Annual Meeting in Rochester, MN!

The early registration deadline for the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting is September 7th – ONE WEEK AWAY! This is going to be an AMAZING conference, with topics of interest to many audiences beyond health sciences libraries. Don’t wait! Register today!

Why should I go, you say? Here are the top ten reasons to attend the Midwest Chapter/MLA Annual Meeting in Rochester, MN:

  1. Keynote Speaker E-Patient Dave, an internationally-recognized speaker on participatory medicine and personal health data rights. Pose a question to Dave before the conference to help shape his talk.
  2. Keynote Speakers Jennifer K. Nelson, M.S., R.D., L.D. (co-editor of several Mayo Clinic cookbooks), and Tim Cockram (Executive Chef, Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic) will do a cooking demonstration and talk about how food supports healthy living and how we can support these information needs.
  3. Technology Forum on E-Licensing: get a plain English overview from a panel of three licensing experts from across the region – invaluable for staff from smaller libraries!
  4. CE courses: Think Like a Doctor, Information Outreach in Minority Communities, Mobile Technologies, and more. CEs start at only $65!
  5. Papers: From community disaster preparedness to disambiguated authors to strategies for distance education, come learn what your colleagues are up to and take ideas back to your organization.
  6. Posters: Find out why a cake pan has a call number and where the hidden treasures are.
  7. Exhibits: Talk with representatives from more than 18 vendors about how their products can help you stay on the cutting edge.
  8. Networking: Take advantage of a smaller conference to make meaningful new connections and renew old ones with health information professionals across the region.
  9. Sample Minnesota: Get a taste of Minnesota beer at the exhibitors’ reception, see historic Rochester by trolley, and tour the Mayo Clinic and St. Marys Hospital Libraries.
  10. Reasonable costs: $250 for conference registration (includes almost all meals!) and $119/night for the conference hotel. Make your reservations through the conference site to get the discounted rate, and reserve your rooms early before the block fills up!

Dates To Remember:

  • September 7th – Early registration deadline for the conference; prices increase $50 after this date.
  • September 13th – Deadline to make hotel reservations. Space is limited so register ASAP!
  • October 6th – Conference!

See you in Rochester!

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