A conference like ours needs sponsorship – and has it in buckets. Brian and I are really keen to provide low cost ticket prices, and a nice venue with great food. It’s not possible to have both for an event of Intranet Now’s size without additional investment and support. So when we say that our sponsors co-create our conference, we mean it.
Our sponsors are investing in the intranet landscape, in the intranet community, and in the intranet marketplace – which supports and values your expertise and skills. This isn’t about competition, it’s about growing the whole landscape so that everyone benefits.
This is Intranet Now’s second year, and had it been impossible to put on a second conference, Brian and I would have chalked it up to experience and still been proud of our success last year.
But as this is our second conference, it validates the success of our inaugural event – it proves that there’s an appetite for an independent intranet conference in the UK, and it demonstrates that Brian and I are in the right track with our crazy hybrid agenda of traditional morning conference, and unplanned unconference discussion sessions in the afternoon.
So it is with great sincerity (and a modicum of humility) that we thank our four gold sponsors for coming on board and supporting us.
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UKeiG is a unique forum that brings together information professionals, users and developers of electronic information resources. We trace our history back to the founding of the UK Online User Group by the Institute of Information Scientists in 1976. Now, as a CILIP Special Interest Group, we are committed to work with CILIP, its Branches and other Groups, to raise the profile of the information profession in the UK, particularly in the e-information arena.
Members have access to our full resources including our e-journal eLucidate, our Intranet Forum, LIS-UkeiG Discussion List, electronic newsletters, and discounts on all our seminars and workshops.
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