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The Future is Now: Libraries and Museums
in Virtual Worlds (March 5 and 6, 2010)

  • Registration Information

    • USD 25 for individuals who are ALA members.

    • USD 45 for individuals who are not ALA members.

    • USD 10 for students, retirees, and people between jobs.

    • USD 75 for groups. A group is defined as two or more individuals who are currently directly affiliated with an organization. Participating members of the registering organization need not be in the same location in the real world when they attend conference events.

  • Conference Gold Sponsor: LearningTimes
    an open community of education and training professionals.

    • Keynote Series Sponsor: Compendium Library Services

      CLS provides hosted applications including Desk Tracker, the top solution for public service statistics, and Knowledge Tracker, our customizable reference management system. Contact Compendium for a free demo and quote for your library or museum. Phone 970-881-2477.

    • Twitter Hashtag: #FIN10
    • Orientation Sessions

      • Second Life Orientation Sessions for Participants will be held on ALA Island in Second Life (

        • Tuesday, March 2nd at 5 p.m. SLT

        • Wednesday, March 3rd at 1 p.m. SLT

        • Thursday, March 4th at 6 p.m. SLT

        • Friday, March 5th at 8 a.m. SLT

      • OPAL Orientation Sessions for Participants: Information has been sent to conference registrants.

        • Tuesday, March 2nd at 1 p.m. SLT

        • Wednesday, March 3rd at 6 p.m. SLT

        • Thursday, March 4th at 8 a.m. SLT

    • Conference Archive

      • We plan to record and archive as many events as possible. Only paid registrants, presenters, and members of the conference planning team will have access to the conference archive for 3 months after the conclusion of the conference. On June 6, 2010 the conference archive will be made available to everyone.


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