Has everyone recovered from the CALL/ACBD 2012 conference yet? Toronto is gearing up now for another major law librarian conference — the International Association of Law Libraries. This will be the 31st annual conference which takes place in a different country each year (2011 was in Malaysia).
The theme of the conference is Canada: The Cultural Mosaic and International Law. Topics reflect Canada’s unique perspectives on international and domestic issues. Speakers at the sessions include top Canadian legal academics, scholars, legal practitioners and law librarians. A preliminary programme is available from the website - http://iall.org/iall2012/ .
The conference runs Sunday, September 30 – Thursday, October 4, 2012. It is being hosted jointly by the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.
Thursday, October 4 is an optional day in Niagara: the educational focus will be on Foreign Investments and International Trade Law. The event will be held at the Niagara College. A short trip to the Niagara Region will give participants the opportunity to see Southern Ontario’s Fall colours. Additionally, the day will provide a winery tour and the choice of either visiting Niagara Falls or a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautiful historic town full of interesting architecture, art galleries or shopping.
Early bird registration is now open until August 19th. Registration closes September 16th, so don’t wait to the last minute! See the website for details and registration form.
I am very proud to be working as a volunteer to help organize this conference along with Yemisi Dina, Sharon Wang and Daniel Perlin of Osgoode Hall Law School Library and Sooin Kim and Susan Barker of Bora Laskin Law Library, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. We hope you will join us!