The INFORUM conferenceis a unique event of its kind and
scope in the whole Central and Eastern European region. It's main focus is the
field of electronic information resources and their professional use. Among the
main users of these information sources are not only information professionals
and librarians, but also managers, researchers and developers, health
professionals, professors and patrons, ICT specialists, government officers,
lawyers, students and others.
New in 2003! The original territorial focus to the Czech Republic and
Slovakia is being expanded to cover speakers and delegates from the whole
Central and Eastern European region in 2003.
The INFORUM (hence called "Infomedia") started in
1995 as the main side-event of BookWorld,
the book fair in Prague, and was the first conference on professional
information resources in the Czech Republic. Since then, it has grown five times.
The event moved from Planetarium to the freshly opened New
Auditorium at the University of Economics in 1999. It also changed it's name
to INFORUM at the same time.
INFORUM 2001 565 participants from the Czech Republic,
Slovakia and abroad.
The INFORUM 2002
attracted 579 registered participants. They
listened to over 60 speeches and presentations and visited 25 exhibition stands
at the accompanying exhibition.
The main conference
programme takes place during three days and is divided into topic-oriented
sessions. Conference sessions include invited papers combined with company/product
presentations so that each session provide participants with overall overview of
the given topic.
Opening session: Tuesday May
27 at 11am
Closing session: Thursday May 29
until approx. 4pm
The conference is accompanied by specialty workshops and
side-events every year.
Workshops will take place on Monday May 26.
INFOCONCERT & INFOPARTY
INFORUM's social evening which is co-organized by the Czech
National Library will
take place in the historical Klementinum Palace - the seat of the Czech National
Library - in the evening of Wednesday May 28. The first part -
INFOCONCERT - will take place in the Chappel of Mirrors. It will be followed
with the INFOPARTY - a buffet reception on the Vine Courtyard of Klementinum or corridors (in case
of rain). For capacity reasons in the Chapel of Mirrors, the participations at
INFOCONCERT is limited to speakers, exhibitors and other invited VIP guests,
while the INFOPARTY will be also open to other INFORUM participants.
INFORUM 2003 AWARDS
1999 INFORUM AWARDS were awarded to the best local
projects, products and services. The awards will be announced at the INFOPARTY.
For several years INFORUM is being complemented by a miniexhibition
in the foyer of the New Auditorium. Presenting companies include:
- publishers of professional information resources
- information aggregators and online hosts
- providers of www services
- producers of library information software and other library-related products and
- computer hardware & software suppliers
The INFORUM 2002 press conference will take place shortly
before the conference opening on Tuesday May 27 at 9:30 am in the Club of the Library of
the University of Economics.
WHO WILL ATTEND?
library and information centres directors & managers
librarians from public, academic and corporate libraries
corporate knowledge managers and information officers
information researchers and end users
governmental information officers
private companies in the information industry
WHO ATTENDED IN 2002 (TOTAL 579 ATTENDEES)
The main conference organizers are Albertina
icome Praha s.r.o. and University of Economics
in Prague. The INFOPARTY evening is organized in collaboration with the National
Library of the Czech Republic.
The conference programme is being prepared by a committee
composed from specialists in various areas covered at the conference.
Would you have further questions please contact us at:
Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
110 00 Praha 1
phone: +420 222 231 212
fax: +420 222 231 313