What’s New at CALL?

CALL/ACBD’s 50th annual conference is only weeks away. The CPC, our volunteers and the CALL Executive are looking forward to welcoming you to Toronto’s Royal York Hotel, and to the many events we have planned. I’ve already raved about the program and the social events. This conference also offers a few innovations which I hope you will enjoy.

CALL/ACBD launched a new website earlier this year, and the 2012 CPC was the first group to use the new conference templates. Feedback on its usability and structure would be very welcome, and will go into our report to the Executive and the 2013 CPC.

The Executive will be staffing a booth in the trade show. Drop by to say hello, offer feedback or volunteer for a committee. New talent and new ideas are always sought by this hard-working group.

The publishing industry is going through a period of rapid change, to say the least! Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a chance to see a showcase of some of these innovations at the vendor demos in the Ontario Room. The Vendors’ Liaison Committee will also be hosting its annual Open Forum on Tuesday.

Do take some time to chat with our exhibitors about the evolution of technology, content and the marketplace. There will be ample time during breaks, and two specific social events in the exhibit hall – a Wine and Cheese reception on Monday evening, and lunch in the exhibits on Tuesday.

Another innovation is a product of the imaginations on the CALL Webinar committee. “Webinitos” are mobile-friendly videos, which you’ll be able to access via QR codes. You’ll find the codes scattered around the conference. All you need is a smart phone or tablet, loaded with a QR code reader (which are available for free on the web (including the iTunes App store).

You still have time to register for this event. Full details available at http://www.callacbd.ca/en/content/2012-conference

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