This day will bring together many of our vendors, and members, for extended training and demostration sessions that will allow you to learn about products in depth, get updates, ask questions, and see how colleagues from other libraries are using and marketing their subscriptions. The event will start at 8:30am with breakfast, and then be broken into 50 minute segments. During each segment there will be several demonstrations going on that you may choose from, up to 8 at a time. There will be a total of six segments during the day, and each vendor will have at least two presentation spots.
The Vendor Fair will be unique in that it's not just a chance to learn about new vendors, but also to learn about updates from products you already have, and share best practices with other libraries, learning how they might be using a product you already have, or are considering.
We have started putting information on our website on this page (which is still very much under development): www.califa.org/vendorfair2009.php As more vendors are confirmed, we will be adding them, as well as a final grid of vendors and their presentation slots a few weeks before the event, so attendees can start to plan which demonstrations to see.
There will be a fee of $20 for Califa members to attend, which includes breakfast and lunch ($30 for non-members). You may also register on the information page. Registration is currently open. Please note that registration will be capped at 100 attendees due to space restrictions, so you will want to register early to ensure your place.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you on August 27 in Santa Clara!