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THE CONFERENCE

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 HISTORY

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.

MAIN PROGRAMME

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

WORKSHOPS

The conference is accompanied by specialty workshops and side-events every year. Workshops will take place on Monday May 26.

INFOCONCERT & INFOPARTY

The 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

Since 1999 INFORUM AWARDS were awarded to the best local projects, products and services. The awards will be announced at the INFOPARTY.

EXHIBITION

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 services
  • computer hardware & software suppliers

PRESS CONFERENCE

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)

Statistics 2002

ORGANIZERS

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.

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The conference programme is being prepared by a committee composed from specialists in various areas covered at the conference.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Would you have further questions please contact us at:

Albertina icome Praha s.r.o.
Stepanska 16
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic
phone: +420 222 231 212
fax: +420 222 231 313

 

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