Category Archives: Evening Session

Games, Gadgets, & MakerSpaces: Conference Opening Networking Event

Sunday Evening Session – Sunday 22 October 
17:30 – 19:30

Join our gamers and gadget lovers for an evening of fun, playing, making, learning, and networking. See how you can transform your thinking, your programs, and your spaces with the latest games, gadgets, and STEAM ideas! Share with a poster about what your library is doing with creative making and makerspaces in your library. Led by Brian Pichman & Tod Colegrove, this event will start your conference experience with lots of learning and laughing! Refreshments included.

Presented by: Brian Pichman, Tod Colegrove

Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

Keynote – Tuesday 24 October 
08:45 – 09:45

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.


Presented by: Greg Lucas

Death Match! Apps vs. Browser; Libraries vs. Cultural Institutions; Amazon vs. Libraries; Libraries vs. Robots

Tuesday Evening Session – Tuesday 24 October 
19:30 – 21:00

Are libraries in a death match with other cultural or community institutions? With Amazon? With robots? Are apps or the browser the way of the future? Check out these fast and furious debates by experienced librarians, IT pros, thought leaders, and practitioners! Stimulate your thinking and have fun too with our popular ring leader!

Presented by: Erik Boekesteijn, Nina Simon, David Lee King, Amy Affelt, Brian Pichman, Stephen Abram, Corinne Hill