[teknoids] A confession and an invitation

Jim Milles jgmilles at buffalo.edu
Sun Jun 24 12:25:01 EDT 2012


I can't in good conscience support a conference that excludes our penguin
colleagues.

Jim

On Sunday, June 24, 2012, Thomas R. Bruce wrote:

> Folks:
>
> If you were at the closing plenary for CALICON12 yesterday, you've heard
> this already, but if not....
>
> a) we're extending the discount-registration deadline for the Law via the
> Internet Conference to July 15.  We really weren't thinking hard enough
> when we set it at June 15; we should've realized that there's a lot of
> budget uncertainty out there, and that most would not know their situation
> until the new fiscal year on July 1. So you've got a couple weeks to
> register at the reduced rate.  I'd still appreciate it if you'd do so
> sooner rather than later -- one of the reasons we originally set deadlines
> so early is that Ithaca's a small town, it's a big conference, and we need
> to figure out who's coming in time to make appropriate arrangements.
>  Anyway, that's the confession:  the deadline was too early because we
> weren't thinking, and now it isn't any more ;).
>
> b) You really should come, because it's going to be an AMAZING conference.
>  First time ever in the US; LII's 20th birthday; star-studded cast of
> speakers:
>
> -- David Curle, a leading analyst of the legal information industry, and
> one of the few people who's thought much about the relationship between
> open-access and commercial providers;
> -- Anurag Acharya, the information architect behind Google Scholar and the
> law collection inside it;
> -- Josh Tauberer, the guy who built govtrack.us
> -- Tarik Nesh-Nash, the political-crowdsourcer who was responsible for
> public feedback on the new Moroccan constitution;
> -- Frank Wagner, the recently-retired Reporter of Decisions for the US
> Supreme Court
> -- Oya Rieger, a leading digital librarian who co-chaired the ANSI/NISO
> committee on technical metadata for digital images
> -- some guy named Elmer Masters,
> and last but not least our two plenaries:
> -- Clay Shirky
> -- Richard Susskind
>
> If anything, the attendees -- who represent open-access legal publishing
> and research groups from every continent except Antarctica,  are even more
> interesting.  There hasn't been anything quite like this before.
>
> For details, see the site at http://lvi2012.org , which will lead you to
> online registration.  Conference dates are October 8 & 9 (Columbus Day and
> the day after) in Ithaca, NY.
>
> I REALLY hope to see a lot of you there.
>
> All the best,
> Tb.
>
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> Thomas R. Bruce @trbruce
> Director, Legal Information Institute
> Cornell Law School
> http://www.law.cornell.edu/ @liicornell
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James G. Milles
Professor of Law
SUNY Buffalo Law School
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