Welcome! The 35th Charleston Conference opened today with the traditional Vendor Showcase. It’s hard to believe this conference has been going for 35 years—surely that’s a record in this industry! And there are some very significant changes this year, (I’ll get to them shortly), but some things haven’t changed. Katina Strauch is still the conference organizer and a major moving force behind it. And of course, it’s still at the same time of the year in its namesake city: wonderful Charleston. The conference hotel is the venerable Francis Marion Hotel right on the edge of the Historic District of Charleston.
Here are some scenes from the Vendor Showcase (a.k.a. Exhibits)
I look forward to bringing you updates from the conference as it unfolds, so stay tuned to this blog.
Oh, yes, about those changes. They are so special and significant that I am making them the subject of their own posting. Don’t go away!
Enjoy the conference!
Don Hawkins blogs about conferences for Information Today and Against The Grain. He also maintains the Conference Calendar on the Information Today website and is the Editor of Personal Archiving: Preserving Our Digital Heritage, published by Information Today in 2013, and Co-Editor of Public Knowledge: Access and Benefits, published by Information Today in 2016. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked in the information industry for over 45 years.