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A whole new world of ideas awaits you at the California State Library Association Conference in San Jose this November, and Infopeople will be there contributing to the discussion.
For those who haven’t yet seen Derek Wolfgram’s wonderful post about Infopeople’s Master Speaker Series at the conference (“Learn from the Masters! And then learn some more” under “Workshops and Programs”), here’s a quick overview of what we are bringing to the table:
Daniel Pink, whose A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the World is giving many of us a whole new way of viewing the world in which we live and work, will be speaking in Ballroom A of the San Jose Conference Center on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Conference attendees who are interested in seeing Pink up close can join us in the Exhibitors’ Area (Booths 410, 411, and 511) for a book signing from 1 – 2 pm that same afternoon. Books will be on sale in the Conference Book Store. More information about Pink’s work is available on his website and in a previous posting on Infoblog.
William Crossman provides a different view of the future on Sunday, November 16, 2008 from 3:15-4:30 p.m. in Ballroom A. Discussing “The Coming Age of Talking Computers: Implications for Culture, Democracy, and Social Change,” Crossman will elaborate on his predictions that reading and writing will be lost arts by the year 2050, having been replaced by Voice-In Voice-Out computer technology. Crossman will be available in the Infopeople booth on Sunday afternoon from 2 – 3 pm to sign copies of his book Vivo [Voice-In/Voice-Out]: The Coming Age of Talking Computers.
And if you’ve ever wondered how to draw a meeting (and even if you haven’t, but now want to know more), Infopeople will show you how it’s done through John Ward’s “Drawing CLA 2008” interactive presentation in Ballroom A on Saturday, November 15, 2008 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Ward, a graphic facilitator, will remain on site throughout the conference and will be displaying how he works by illustrating Pink’s and Crossman’s presentations as they take place Saturday and Sunday afternoons. To learn more about Ward’s work, please visit his website or read an earlier posting about Ward at work on Infoblog.

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