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IAEE white paper on events and social media

Wed, 20/10/2010 - 15:44

a completely virtual international scientific conference

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 12:37

CISSE 2010 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of the-art research on computers, information and systems sciences and engineering. CISSE 2010 is the sixth conference of the CISSE series of e-conferences. CISSE is the World's first Engineering/Computing and Systems Research E-Conference. CISSE 2005 was the first high-caliber Research Conference in the world to be completely conducted online in real-time via the internet. In 2005, CISSE received 255 research paper submissions and the final program included 140

International Congress Calendar PDF, 4/2010, now available

Thu, 30/09/2010 - 15:31

Edition 50 / 2010, Issue 4 of the International Congress Calendar in PDF format is now available for subscribers at

goverment documentation - Notable documents 2010

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:01

Please help librarians and library users by nominating outstanding government publications for inclusion in Library Journal’s annual notable documents article. Each year the Notable Documents Panel of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) selects titles issued by intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and governments at all levels. Works in all formats are fair game, as are items published for governments and IGOs by private publishers. What’s the point of all this? To raise the profile of government information, broaden the

100's of millions to little effect - Australian tourism minister bets on the Oprah Effect

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 23:37

Oprah trip "Down Under" surprises Australians - with a bill "Oprah is a household name and her star power has the potential to lift Australia's profile as a premier tourist destination," Ferguson said in a statement Tuesday. Former federal tourism minister John Brown asked the media not to be "cynical about the cost" at a time when the number of Australian leaving for overseas holidays outstrips the number of tourists coming to Australia for vacations. "We spent hundreds of millions of dollars over 30 years without much effect, I must say that

call for partnership - charity rating

Thu, 05/08/2010 - 15:39

Call for Partnership: Keystone Accountability - an international charity helping organizations develop new ways of planning, measuring and reporting social change, and Charity Navigator - the premier independent charity evaluator in the United States, have joined forces to involve university students in informing US-American giving. This call for partnership is aimed at graduate and select undergraduate courses that cover the management of nonprofit organizations. Connected to an expanded and enhanced Charity Navigator rating system, students in

what's in a name? Y.M.C.A. Is Downsizing to a Single Letter

Tue, 13/07/2010 - 20:48

Y.M.C.A. Is Downsizing to a Single Letter

evaluating the economic impact of large sporting events

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 19:52
"There are few cast iron laws in economics but one seems to hold - the organisers of sporting mega-events always overestimate the economic benefits and underestimate the costs."

A conference room that rearranges itself!

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 16:49

You can add a new entry to the long list of problems that can be solved by robots: arranging tables in a conference room...

AANS 2010 meeting goes paperless

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 22:59
Medical registrants of the 2010 AANS Paperless Annual Meeting will be given an iPod touch device at this meeting – this will serve as your window to some of the highest quality neurosurgical educational available. Being at the forefront of medical education and continually looking for new ways to enhance members' meeting experience, it was a natural progression for the AANS to utilize the iPod touch® for an annual scientific meeting.