The 35th Charleston Conference opened with full auditorium in the Gaillard Center. Katina Strauch called for a moment of silence in remembrance of the people who lost their lives in the tragic shooting at the AME church (which is just down the street from the conference venue.
The Mayor of Charleston sent a welcome letter which was projected to attendees.
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.