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DLF Forum News

Program Committee changes: Denise Troll Covey (Carnegie-Mellon) and Ann Lally (Washington) are the newest members of the DLF Forum Program Committee, starting a three-forum tour of duty and joining Martin Halbert (Emory), David Reynolds (Johns Hopkins), David Seaman (DLF), Erin Stalberg (Virginia), and Jewel Ward (USC) on this important group.  Many thanks to retiring committee members John Ober (CDL) and Jennifer Vinopal (NYU) for their sterling work.  Planning for the next program is just around the corner, with a call for papers coming out soon.

Evaluation: on the request of the DLF Executive Committee, we will be introducing a formal evaluation from the next Forum onwards.  You have not been shy about feeding back positive and negative observations (I’m equally grateful for both) and this new move will help give us more data to measure the success of each event and to ensure the continuing high quality of our Forums.  Recent Forums have seen the following improvements: wireless access; a 2-hour lunch break (better for small meetings and for re-energizing); speaker bios in the packet and on the web; better abstracts ahead of time; a printed Forum program; a small printer at the conference desk for emergency badges, handouts, etc.; and the collecting and mounting of presentations at the event.


And finally, a reminder of upcoming dates:

DLF Spring Forum 2005:
Westin Horton Plaza, San Diego, California
, April 13th - Friday, April 15th, 2005

DLF Fall Forum 2005:
Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia
, November 7th - Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego, if not before,