[MCN-L] VALA2010 Conference - Latest News

VALA Executive Officer valasec at fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 28 13:15:08 UTC 2010

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Dear Colleague,
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It is with regret that VALA advises delegates to the VALA2010 conference
that Dr Xiaolin Zhang, the Executive Director of the National Library of
the Chinese Academy of Science, is unable to attend the VALA2010
conference to give his keynote address. Dr Zhang is unable to attend
because of family health issues. 

However, in his place, VALA is delighted to announce that Tom Tague from
OpenCalais in Boston will be giving a keynote address on the Semantic
Web. Tom Tague is internationally recognised as a speaker on the
Semantic Web. He gave a keynote address at last year’s Semantic Web
conference in the USA http://www.semantic-conference.com/session/2120,
and has participated in a number of the Tallis Semantic Gang session of
podcasts http://semanticgang.talis.com/tom-tague. 

Thomas (“Tom”) Tague leads the Thomson Reuters OpenCalais initiative,
spearheading strategy and product development. He also oversees the
OpenCalais developer community at OpenCalais.com, evangelising the
Calais Web service and its free and open API while working closely with
commercial and non-commercial developers as well as publishers and media
providers of all kinds. Previous positions include Executive Vice
President, Client Solutions for Darwin Partners, and co-founder and COO
for Tessera Enterprise Systems, as well as senior roles at Epsilon and
Electronic Data Systems (EDS). 

On behalf of the VALA Programme Committee, we welcome you to the
VALA2010 conference to hear Tom Tague’s plenary address in Melbourne on
Tuesday 9 February. See the VALA2010 Programme web site for details

VALAtech Boot Camp News 

Still deciding about the Boot Camp Sessions? There are still some places
at some sessions, which are free to registered delegates. Full details
at http://www.vala.org.au/vala2010/boot2010.htm. 

VALA2010 L-Plate Series

Interested in the L-Plate Series instead? Despite an early flood of
applications, there are also still some places available, which are free
to registered delegates. Full details at

VALA looks forward to seeing you at the Conference - less than two weeks
to go!

Alyson Kosina
Executive Officer
VALA - Libraries, Technology and the Future Inc.
Reg No A0011933K  ABN 75 344 574 577
P.O. Box 509
Mooroolbark VIC  3138
Phone: (03) 9725 2725  Fax: (03) 8625 0079
Email: vala at vala.org.au

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