General Session and Awards Presentation
Sunday, 15 July 2012
5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
SPONSORED BY: Dow Jones & Company
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the Web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures. He is also a columnist for the Open Forum of American Express. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple.
During his time with Apple, Guy spread the word about Macintosh software and hardware to various developers. Around 1987, Macintosh had plenty of software, and it was time for Guy to explore new challenges. At this time, he started a Macintosh database company called ACIUS, which published a product called 4th Dimension. After two years, he left to pursue his bliss of writing, speaking and consulting.
Guy is the author of ten books, including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. His newest book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, released in March 2011, is a New York Times bestseller. The lessons in enchantment are drawn from Guy’s tenure at Apple as well as his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist.
Future Now: A Panel Discussion
Wednesday 18 July 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
SPONSORED BY: Springer
SLA 2012 is turning the conference Closing Session on its head!
Join us for a new and exciting panel of leading information pros who will discuss and debate topics that were popular during the conference and will continue to be important throughout 2012. This highly engaging event will build on the momentum created by conference sessions and attendee interactions and will include content posted on social media platforms by conference attendees.
Facilitated by Donna Scheeder, an SLA past-president, this expert panel will address provocative and radical questions about our profession, our services and our value. You’ll explore challenging perspectives and ideas for our future, and you’ll walk away excited, inspired and re-invigorated about the profession’s possibilities.
Gale Cengage Learning
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Lee Ann Benkert
National Security Space Institute
Social Information Group
Institute of Museum Library Services