Posted on June 18, 2012.
C U in Chicago….Don’t forget to add DGI programming to your schedule, our sessions are proving quite popular in the online planner!
Our most popular session by number of attendees is our Spotlight: Wikileaks Controversy, with 67 sign-ups! Following in close pursuit is the Joint Reception (party!), Patent Research 101, Cross-Cultural Competitive Intelligence, and Gov on the Go, with around 50 sign-ups each. Let’s not forget about Open Data in Chicago and the Career Agility panel at our business meeting – show em some love and select the star icon in the online scheduler.
8am – Spotlight Session: Wikileaks Controversy
The Wikileaks scandal headlined worldwide news in 2010 – 2011 and highlighted issues of government classification, information policy, and information ethics. This session will explore various facets of the controversy. Speaking: Patrice McDermott, OpenTheGovernment.org. Sponsor: Dow Jones & Company, Inc
4pm – Patent Research 101
Take the plunge into the world of intellectual property. Find out how to do patentability searches, litigation research, and state-of-the-art-searches.
Speaking: Chris Vestal, Lexis Nexis; Kristin Whitman, Landon IP. Sponsors: Bloomberg BNA/Bloomberg Law, Dialog, LexisNexis, and Springer
10am – Spotlight Session: Cross-Cultural Competitive Intelligence
Competitive intelligence (CI) practices are being adopted by more organizations throughout the world, increasing interest in the diversity, differences and commonalities in CI practices to foster both competitiveness and cooperation among firms and government agencies. In this session, the presenters will describe and discuss differences and commonalities in CI practices across a number of countries and trends in new programs as they explore the demand and requirements for stronger intelligence education.
Moderating: Dr. Craig S. Fleisher, Aurora WDC; Speaking: Dr. France Bouthillier, School of Information Studies, McGill University; Dr. Andrew Dillon, School of Information & Professor of Information, Psychology and Risk & Operations Management; Tao Jin, Louisiana State University. Sponsor: Dow Jones & Company, Inc
2pm – Business Meeting & Career Agility Panel
Annual business meeting followed by an exciting and thought-provoking discussion on career agility in the government information sector.
Speaking: Leia Dickerson, Government Accountability Office; Richard Huffine, U.S. Geological Survey; Tanya Whippie, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Sponsor: Gale Cengage Learning and Lexis Nexis
8pm – Joint Reception @ 312 Chicago
Please join the Government Information, Solo Librarians, and Transportation Divisions for a lively joint open house. Speak with members from a variety of fields and experiences, all in one place. Please meet at the event location: 312 Chicago, Downtown Loop. Sponsors: Elsevier and WT Cox
10am – Open Data in Chicago
Chicago has recently launched major government transparency efforts. Learn more about open data initiatives in the Windy City, particularly the work of the Metro Chicago Information Center.
Speaking: Virginia Carlson, Metro Chicago Information Center. Sponsors: WT Cox, LexisNexis, and Thomson Reuters, Westlaw
12pm – Gov on the Go: Mobile Apps
Government information is now being made available on the go via smart phone applications. This session will explore creating mobile applications using government information as well as one government library’s experience evaluating mobile applications for use in an agency setting.
Speaking: Heidi Peters, DARPA Support Contractor; Katrina Stierholz, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Sponsor: LexisNexis