Plotting Futures - Amigos Member Conference - 2012

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"Plotting Futures" is the theme of the 2012 Amigos Member Conference, May 9-10. Over two information-packed days, our speakers challenged us to think widely and wildly about what the future holds.

Keynote speaker Warren Evans, a leading global futurist, set the stage with his fascinating view of the world around us. He outlined emerging trends and how they interacted with each other to influence future events and trends.

Closing speaker Kara J. Malenfant, Senior Strategist for Special Initiatives, Association of College and Research Libraries, showed us how to use future scenarios to manage change and create a path of opportunity for libraries.

In between the featured speakers, your colleagues and peers presented breakout sessions about various trends in the library environment. You heard from libraries that have capitalized on trends that created new services and engaged their communities, libraries that are utilizing innovative planning techniques, and others presenting forward-focused and thought-provoking topics.