Monthly Archives: March 2008

Call for Contributors: Encyclopedia of Infanticide

Co-editors: Brigitte Bechtold (Central Michigan University;
) and Donna Cooper Graves (University of Tennessee at
Martin; ).

This one-volume specialized encyclopedia, to be published by the Edwin Mellen Press,
will be devoted to the topic of infanticide across human history and in its worldwide context. While remaining accessible to the general public, this interdisciplinary encyclopedia will be aimed primarily at college students, scholars in related fields, and professionals. It will include entries of various lengths, and longer contributions on broad geographic areas. All will be signed by their authors, who will also receive individual bylines in the volume.

* Identify the entries you are interested in submitting via email to both
co-editors by June 15, 2008
* Include an attachment in Windows XP of your 2-page CV, with your academic
affiliation, and areas of research and teaching
* Completed short entries (250, 500, 750 words) will be due September 15, 2008
* Completed long entries (1000 or 2,500 words) will be due December 15, 2008
* The maximum number of references per entry is as follows: 3 for entries of 250
words; 4 for entries of 500 words; 5 for entries of 750 words, 7 for entries of 1000
words, and 10 for the 2,500 word essays. Only one internet source should be included
per entry. In their introductory overview, the co-editors will include a list of

Geographic areas

We are looking for several substantive submissions of 2500 words, covering the large
geographic areas listed below. For these, the following topics must be addressed:
poverty, infanticide rationale, sex selection, midwifery, abandonment, urban-rural
patterns, criminalization, forensics, legislation, high-profile cases.

Africa; Arab world; Australia; Caribbean, Central and Latin America; China; Europe
(Continental); India; Japan and Korea; United Kingdom and the Commonwealth; United

For the following entries, the recommended number of words is in parentheses.
Suggestions for additional entries will be given due consideration. If your term is
one included in the substantive geographic areas listed above, your entry should
focus only on the definitional character of the term.

A Abandonment (250); Aboriginal (250); Abortion (500); Accusation (250); Antiquity

B Baby farms (1000); Birth defects (250); Birth order (500)

C Cannibalism (250); Case study (250); Census (750); Child murder (250);
Colonialism (1000); Commission of violence (1000); Concealment of birth (750);
Coroners (750); Criminalization (1000)

D Demography (1000); Dowry (250)

E Ellenborough Act (250); Environment (500)

F Fairy tales (500); Feral children (250); Filicide (250); Forensics (1000);
Foundling homes (750); Foucault, Michel (250); Freud, Sigmund (250)

G Goebbels, Magda (250)

H High-profile cases (750); Honor Killing (250); Hugo, Victor (250); Hydrostatic
lung test (500)

I Illegitimacy (500); Incest (750); Infant depositories (750); Industrialization;
(1000); Inheritance (500)

L Langer, William L. (250); Lawmakers (250); Legislation (250); Literary fiction

M Mal de m�choire (250); Medea (250); Medieval period (750); Methodology (1000);
Midwifery (500); Mythology (500)

N Neonaticide (250); Nineteenth Century (500); Nomadism (500)

O Omission of care (500); One-child policy (500); Overlaying (250)

P Pacific Islands (500); Paternal recognition (250); Patriarchy (750); Poor farms
(500); Post-partum depression (750); Post-traumatic stress (250); Poverty (500);
Pre-history (1000); Puerperal fever (500)

R Rape (250); Religion (500); Rural (250); Roe v. Wade (250)

S Sen, A. K. (250); Servitude (1000); Sex ratio (500) ; Sex selection (250);
Slavery (1000); Statute, 1624, James I (250); Stigma (250)

T Tours d’abandon (500); Twinship (500)

U Urban (500)

V Villerm� (250)

W Wetnursing (750); Women’s shelters (500); Women’s studies (250); World Health
Organization (500)

Threat Level

We are now accepting submissions for our April screening of
Threat Level.
If you identify yourself or your work as somehow queer, then you
and your work belong. This series is a venue for the great work
being made by queers everywhere as well as creating a vibrant
and supportive space for community building.
In order to continue the representation of the diversity of queer
voices, queer and trans filmmakers of color are strongly encouraged
to submit their work.

*Submissions must be received by April 3rd*.
We will not review late submissions for the April screening;
but, we will include them for review in the June screening.

Please send all submissions to:

“Threat Level”
c/o Feder/Rosskam
1265 W. Early Ave #2
Chicago, IL.

Please send only NTSC, DVD’s in english or with english subtitles.
Be sure to include: a short description of the work, contact info
for the filmmaker and your mailing address.

As this is an on-going screening series, if you can not make the first
deadline, please send your submission after that date to be considered
for a future screening.

Check out our myspace page:

ACRL invites proposals for 2009 professional development programs

ACRL invites proposal submissions for a half-day or full-day professional development programs to be held prior to the 2009 ALA Midwinter Meeting or the 2009 ALA Annual Conference. Submissions will be accepted through April 7, 2008.


Professional development programs should allow participants to develop skills related to a specific topic and should focus on interactive learning using a variety of presentation styles. Programs that offer practical tips and cutting-edge techniques are especially encouraged. Proposals should explicitly outline activities that will be incorporated during the session to enable attendees to achieve the session’s learning outcomes. Programs can either be half-day or full-day sessions.


2009 Midwinter Meeting. ACRL workshops will be held in Denver on Friday, January 23, 2009.
2009 ALA Annual Conference. ACRL preconferences will be held in Chicago on Friday, July 10, 2009.
Proposals should be submitted via the online proposal form:

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday, April 7, 2008. Proposals must include the following:

Complete contact information for all speakers.
Presentation title.
Presentation description. Outline the main points of the program, its relevance to attendees, and how you would incorporate at least one active learning exercise in your session (approx. 500 words).
Short presentation description. (approx. 100 words)
Support of ACRL Strategic Plan. Outline how your program would support the ACRL Strategic Plan.
At least three learning outcomes and how they will be achieved.
Indicate whether program will be held at the 2009 Midwinter Meeting or Annual Conference
Indicate whether program has been offered before for ACRL
Program length.
Maximum number of attendees.
Proposals will be evaluated by the ACRL Professional Development Coordinating Committee for clarity, originality, and timeliness. Selection criteria are online at

Notifications will be issued by June 2008. Visit for complete details. Questions? Contact Margot Conahan at; or call 312-280-2522.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.

The Library Instruction Cookbook

Call for Proposals

Bonjour, Library Instructors!

Doug and Ryan are at it again, only this time it’s Chef Ryan and Chef Doug. We have the approval from ACRL to do a Library Instruction Cookbook. If you are a Gourmet Instructor, we want your recipes for instruction.

Working Book Title: The Library Instruction Cookbook: 50+ Active Recipes for 1-Shot Sessions. By Chef Ryan Sittler and Chef Doug Cook (Chicago: ACRL, summer 2009).

Read on for details……

Ground Rules
1. Your submission must describe an activity (We are working on the assumption that students learn best when they are involved in the process.)

2. The lesson plan for the activity cannot involve more than 10 minutes of librarian talk. (Our second assumption is that you like to hear yourself talk more than students do. We’ll give you 10 minutes to introduce the activity.)

3. Your proposal must address as much of the following as possible:

Your Name, University, and E-mail
Potential Cookbook Category
Activity Goal/Purpose
Main Ingredients (Equipment, supplies, etc)
Preparation (before the class starts)
The Instruction Session
Main Instructional Technique
Subject/Discipline addressed
Length of session – one to two hhours
Audience/Class size – freshmen, no more than thirty
ALA Information Dietary Standards Addressed
Reaction/Reflection –
Instructional Resources/Handouts
4. If your submission gets chosen, you need to include a picture of your students in action. (Cookbooks need pictures.)

5. Creative is good! Light, nutritious, and filling are good. This is a cookbook!

6. We need 3-5 page chapters for teaching activities in the following Cookbook Categories:

General Library Orientation
Database Demonstration
Evaluation of Resources (Web site, journal article, primary vs. secondary sources, magazine vs. journal, etc.)
Specialized Subject Research (archives, local information, subject oriented, etc.
Advanced Research (seniors, graduate students, etc.)
7. We also plan to utilize a blog with the book as a way to allow readers to provide the Library Instruction Community with feedback. (feedback….cookbook…it’s made in heaven…). Go to to see the beginning of the blog and to see sample chapters, which may give you some recipe ideas.

8. Email your proposals (in a .doc attachment) to Doug Cook [] and to Ryan Sittler [], by May 15, 2008. If your proposal is accepted, the final recipe will need to be submitted to us (tentatively) by December 31, 2008. We are planning for the cookbook to debut at ALA Annual 2009.

Bon Appetit!

Chef Ryan Sittler

Chef Doug Cook –

Decision-making Technologies: a Systems Approach

SUBMISSION DUE DATE: August 31, 2008
Decision-making Technologies: a Systems Approach
of the
International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST)
Official publication of the Information Resources Management Association
Published: Semi-annual (both in Print and Electronic form)
To support and advance the development of engineering constructs,
frameworks and models, methods, processes and techniques, tools and
instruments, and instantiations of systems and components, as well as of
behavioral- oriented management constructs, frameworks, theories and
models (Hevner & March, 2003) of decision-making technologies for the
realization of efficient, effective and trustworthy DMSS in organizations
through a Systems Approach (Ackoff, 1973; Gelman & García, 1989), such as
Soft Systems (Checkland, 2000), System Dynamics (Forrester, 1991; Sterman,
1989), Critical Systems (Flood & Room, 1996), Viable System Model (Beer,
1984, 1989), Critical Realism-based Systems Approach (Mingers, 2000),
Fuzzy Systems (Bellman & Zadeh, 1970), and Simulation-based Systems
(Zeigler, 1998; Kljajic & Farr, 2008) among others. This special issue
invites to submit high-quality papers for reaching this aim and scope.
REFERENCES (upon request)
Main topics suggested (but not limited to) are:
theoretical, modeling/simulation-based or engineering-oriented studies on
-frameworks and models
-methods, processes and techniques (includes computational mechanisms)
-tools and instruments
-instantiations of systems and components
for DMSS design and building based on the Systems Approach and clearly
linked to a decision-making process, as well as theoretical and empirical
behavioral-oriented studies on
-theories, frameworks and models
for DMSS business case, project management, system implementation, and
system evaluation based on the Systems Approach and clearly linked to a
decision-making context.
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously
unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT
be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the
journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding
acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from
the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to
[ with copy to] by ****** NO LATER
THAN [August 31, 2008]. ******
Full paper submission due: August 31, 2008
First notification to authors due: September 30, 2008
Second paper submission due: October 31, 2008
Definitive paper acceptance due: November 30, 2008
Camera-ready versions due: December 15, 2008
Publishing date: July, 2009
Miroljub Kljajic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
George E. Lasker, The IIAS in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Canada
Manuel Mora, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, México
Ovsei Gelman, CCADET, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
The IJDSST is published by IGI Global, publisher of the “IGI Publishing,”
“Information Science Publishing,” “IRM Press,” “CyberTech Publishing,”
“Information Science Reference,” and “Medical Information Science
Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit

Manuel Mora, EngD.
Associate Professor
Autonomous University of Aguascalientes

Classrooms for the Future: Best Practices Institute

Penn State Great Valley

Classrooms for the Future: Best Practices Institute

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
Location: The Great Valley Campus of Penn State University

This one-day event will bring together high school teachers and school administrators who are implementing Classrooms for the Future (CFF) to share what works (and what to avoid!). Teachers, CFF coaches, school administrators, and others are invited to submit a 45-minute presentation, workshop, or panel.

The institute will consist of five tracks
Tips for Administrators
CFF Mathematics
CFF Science
CFF Social Studies
CFF English/Language Arts

Some ideas for presentation topics include
How have you used interactive whiteboards in your classroom or district?
Is it better to have laptops on rolling carts or in the classroom?
A project-based unit on the American Revolution
Gold mines on the Prentice-Hall textbook Web site
Sources of free multimedia software
How to put it all together and keep it going
Planning for theft and damage
Tips and rules for laptops in your classroom

Presentations and Workshops Submission Guidelines
Include the following
The title of your presentation or workshop
The track you have chosen (listed above)
A one-to-two paragraph description of your presentation or workshop
A short outline of the topics you will cover
Your name and contact information, your position, and your employer

Panels Submission Guidelines
Include the following
The title of your panel
The track you have chosen (listed above)
A one-to-two paragraph description of your panel
Name, title, and a one paragraph CV for each panel member
Your name and contact information as the panel coordinator, your position, and your employer

Submit by e-mail to: Dr. Roy Clariana, Education Division Head, Penn State Great Valley, .

The deadline for submissions is midnight on May 15, 2008.

Find out more at .

Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355


On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, we would like to inform you of the:

Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy, 22-25 July 2008

The International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences examines the nature of disciplinary practices, and the interdisciplinary practices that arise in the context of ‘real world’ applications. It also interrogates what constitutes ‘science’ in a social context, and the connections between the social and other sciences.

Main speakers include Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Constantine Skordoulis, Professor of Physics and Epistemology of Natural Sciences in the Department of Education at the University of Athens, Greece. The Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic Journal, as well as access to the electronic version of the Conference proceedings.

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 31 March 2008. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website –

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Prato in July 2008.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Norma Burgess
Dean, College for Graduate Studies
Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Transatlantic Perspectives on American Women’s History

Call for Papers:

Brunel University’s Centre for American, Transatlantic and Caribbean History (CATCH) is organising a one-day conference on 7th June 2008 to discuss transatlantic perspectives on American women’s history. The conference will reflect on the contours of American’s women’s history research today, particularly amongst scholars and postgraduates working and studying in the UK, although papers are also welcome from those researching in the United States and elsewhere. The conference will include two plenaries. One will be given by Professor Jay Kleinberg, Director of CATCH and an editor of the recently published: The Practice of US Women’s History: Narratives, Intersections and Dialogues, who will address US women’s history practice and practitioners in the UK. Professor of Women’s and American Studies at the University of Kansas, Ann Schofield, will discuss transatlantic approaches to American women’s and gender history.

The conference will consist of discussion panels, chaired by historians such as Dr. Inge Dornan (Brunel), where panellists will summarise the arguments of their pre-circulated papers and questions will follow. There will also be poster sessions where postgraduates and others can outline their research projects. The conference organisers are aware of the need for greater discussion of American women’s history within the United Kingdom where innovative research is taking place. It is hoped that the papers will be published and that a network and an annual conference will be established as outcomes of this conference.

Themes of the conference could include but are not limited to:

Ethnicity and Race,

Class and Labour,


Life cycles: Aging and Family,

Growing Up Female,

Social Movements,

Gender vs. Women’s History,

Feminist History and Activism,

Women and Education,

Female Occupations,

Women and War.

Papers are welcome from established academics, early career scholars and postgraduates. There will be no charge for the conference which will be held at Brunel University in Uxbridge, Middlesex. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please submit a 300 word abstract by April 15th to the conference secretary, Rachel Cohen, at

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences


Proposals Submission Deadline: 4/30/2008

Full Chapters Due: 8/31/2008

Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design:
Emerging Trends in User Experiences

A book edited by Scott Rummler and Dr. Kwong-Bor Ng, CUNY Queens College

Collaboration is a form of electronic communication in which individuals work on the same documents or processes over a period of time. The Web is considered one of the first examples of collaboration in the digital age, and today, collaboration is often discussed in the context of Electronic Content Management Systems (ECM) and other content-rich social computing tools. When applied to technologies development, collaboration often has a focus on user-centered design and rapid prototyping, with a strong people-orientation. Common functionalities include Wikis, interactive message boards, social bookmarking, electronic negotiation and collaborative filtering. This book will examine the topic from a wide variety of viewpoints, including Information and Library Science, IT consulting, and education.

Objective of the Book
This will be the only publication that addresses collaboration in all of its forms. It will offer a fresh perspective on the Web by viewing it as basically the response for a need for collaboration. The book will have a wide range of authors whose expertise is assembled in no other place, from emerging IT, to user experience design, to ECM systems.

Most of the major recent IT developments (the Web, the iPhone, ECM systems) have arisen directly or indirectly out of a need for collaboration. Collaboration is now being seen as desirable in itself, so it is likely that the next big thing in the IT space will involve collaborative technologies. This publication will allow experts with diverse backgrounds to combine their expertise for the first time. The authors and their associates will form a natural base for discussing and promoting the book, and can be expected to be enthusiastic.

Target Audience
The book is expected to extend the current audience for research on the topicby attracting business practitioners and a percentage of additional diverse technology readers. Major groups include: scholars in the field of Information Science, business users of ECM systems, educators seeking collaborative learning experiences, IT sociologists, Information Architects, User Experience Designers, experts who study the effect of technology on society, business consultants.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Adaptive Interface


Best Practices in Collaboration

Collaborative Authoring (e.g., Wiki)

Collaboration in Library Settings

Collaboration in Handheld Devices

Collaboration in Manufacturing

Collaboration in Product Design

Collaboration in Research and Development

Collaboration in Smart Appliances

Collaboration in the Healthcare Industry

Collaboration in Usability Engineering

Collaboration in User-designed Content

Collaboration in User-generated Content

Collaborative Technology: Theory, Applications, and Trends

Context Awareness

Designing Spaces for Collaboration

Disruptive Collaborative Technologies

E-Learning Implementations in the New York City School System

Electronic Content Management Systems and Collaboration

Emerging Collaboration Technologies

Emerging technology in Collaboration

Future Directions in Collaboration

Future Trends in Collaborative Technologies

Information Architecture for Collaboration

IT Consulting for Collaboration

Library 2.0 and Collaboration

Models for Permissions in Collaboration

Social Group Theory of Collaboration

Social tagging and folksonomy

The Design of Collaborative Technology Spaces

The history of collaboration

Theoretical foundations of collaboration

Usability Factors in Collaboration

User Experience Design for Collaboration

Web 2.0 and Collaboration

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 30, 2008, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 31, 2008 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2008. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference) and Medical Information Science Reference imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Homeland Defense Journal Training Conferences: The Future of COOP and Tele-work Training Conference

Call for Government Best Practices Speakers – Please contact Kim Hovda at if your agency has implemented an innovative solution in the areas of Data Centers, TeleWork or COOP and you would like to share your experience and lessons-learned.

Homeland Defense Journal Training Conferences (R)

Data Center Best Practices Training Conference

June 12-13, 2008

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Washington, DC

The Future of COOP and Tele-work Training Conference

August 6-7, 2008

The Capital Hilton

Washington, DC

* Two pre-conference workshops are being offered for this conference: please visit for more information

How to Effectively Audit Contingency and Business Continuity Plans Workshop — August 4-5, 2008

Crisis Management Plan Writing – An Interactive Two-day Workshop on Expanding and Enhancing Local Crisis Management Capabilities — August 4-5, 2008

1. About Data Center Best Practices Conference

The Data Center Best Practices Conference is specifically designed for Government Data Center Professionals and their Systems Integrators and Consultants. The primary focus of this 1 ½ day event is infrastructure, virtualization, “green” data centers and best practices. Conveniently located at the Washington DC Convention Center, this rapid-fire conference will feature leaders from both industry and government who will provide participants with ideas, check-lists, top “to-do’s and actionable information that can be used immediately in your agency or organization’s data center. Insight will be given into some of the greatest ongoing challenges that data center managers face, especially in funding critical projects, and how others have used creative ways to mitigate these issues.


• Power planning
• Air management planning
• System monitoring
• Cabling infrastructure
• “Greening of the Data Center”
• Virtualization across platform and application (how to)
• Disaster Planning and Recovery
• Managing the infrastructure (for increasing complex data centers)

Best Practices:

• Privacy compliance
• Threat management
• Remote vendor access
• Disaster Recovery/Backup
• Forecasting Staying ahead of your client demand needs
• Government Data Center best practices

What You’ll Learn:

• Best practices across a wide array of data center topics
• How others have solved issues
• How to secure funding for critical projects
• Physical security
• Technology to reduce use of energy and improved airflow
• Virtualization
• Offsite storage
• And much more…

Speakers Include:

• Major Carl Brodhun, United States Marine Corp.
• Mr. Peter Panfil, VP Engineering, Emerson Electric
• Charles R. Christopherson, Jr., USDA Chief Information Officer
• Yogesh Khanna, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of IT Infrastructure Solutions for CSC’s North American Public Sector

• Will Lintner, Dept of Energy, Federal Energy Management Program

*Agenda to be announced soon

Who Should Attend:

• Analysts
• CIOs
• Data Center Administrators
• Disaster Recovery Managers/Specialists
• Facilities Engineers
• Facilities Management

• Government Solutions Integrators – Data Center Operators
• IS VPs
• IT Managers
• Network Managers
• Project Managers
• Systems Software Managers
• Technical Specialists
• Technology Consultants

* For list of previous attendees and more information please visit

Registration Charges:

*Government attendees: $395 per person
*Small Business: $595 per person
*Industry: $695 per person

Location Information:

This conference will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW Washington, DC 20001.

2. About the Future of Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Telework Conference

The Future of Continuity of Operations and Telework Training Conference is about best practices, lesson-learned and current thinking in the development of agency mission continuity plans. As a baseline of preparedness for the full range of potential emergencies, all government agencies, including federal, state, local, and counties shall have in place a viable COOP capability which ensures the performance of their essential functions during any emergency or situation that may disrupt normal operations. The changing threat environment and recent emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents, technological emergencies, and military or terrorist attack-related incidents, have shifted awareness to the need for COOP capabilities that enable agencies to continue their essential functions across a broad spectrum of emergencies. Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends that all COOP planning goals include an all-hazards approach, identification of alternate facilities, and the ability to operate within 12 hours of activation, and maintain emergency operations for up to 30 days.

COOP planning is an effort to assure that the capability exists to continue essential agency functions across a wide range of potential emergencies. The objectives of a COOP plan may include:

• Ensuring the continuous performance of an agency’s essential functions/operations during an emergency
• Protecting essential or backup capabilities of facilities, equipment, records, and other assets
• Reducing loss of life, minimizing damage and losses
• Achieving a timely and orderly recovery for an emergency and resumption of full services to customers
• Telework

Telework is an essential element of federal agencies’ COOP Planning. In the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, it has become increasingly evident that Federal agencies need to consider a full range of possibilities related to how and where their work is accomplished. Continuity of operations relies more than ever on enabling government employees and contractors to work from any location. Both the White House and the House Reform Committee in their recent discussions of COOP, especially in the event of a pandemic, emphasized telework as a critical component in any COOP plan.

Who Should Attend:

• Agency Executives concerned with continuity of operations
• Disaster recovery, business continuity planners
• Operations executives
• Data communications and information technology managers
• Disaster recovery team members
• Supervisors of security and guard

What You Will Learn:

• Steps in the Development of your agency continuity plan
• How to manage, implement, test and refresh your plan
• Government regulations on COOP and Business Continuity and how they pertain to your agency
• Updated strategies for crisis communication, coordination, data communications, incident comment
• Lessons-learned from real world experiences and best practices
• Action checklists for your agency plans
• How to implement a Telework plan
• Telework technology


* Robert (Bob) J. Hughes – Chief Information Officer, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau U.S Department of Treasury
* Kent Smiley, PMP – Director COOP/COG, State of Colorado


The conference will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (202) 393-1000. The hotel is located only a few blocks from 3 different Metro Stations: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Blue & Orange Lines), McPherson Square (Blue & Orange Lines).

The Capital Hilton is holding a small block of guest rooms available at the rate of $209+tax. To secure a room, you must call Mike Schneider at 202-639-5717 and ask for the Market*Access International COOP and Telework Conference to get this rate.

* For a list of previous attendees and further information please visit

* Two pre-conference workshops are being offered for this conference: please visit for more information

How to Effectively Audit Contingency and Business Continuity Plans Workshop — August 4-5, 2008

Crisis Management Plan Writing – An Interactive Two-day Workshop on Expanding and Enhancing Local Crisis Management Capabilities — August 4-5, 2008

Registration Charges:

*Government attendees: $295 per person
*Small Business: $395 per person
*Industry: $495 per person

Registration Options:

[1] Register on-line at
[2] Phone Customer Service at (703) 807-2758
[3] E-mail Customer Service at

[4] Fax the Registration Form provided below to: (703) 807-2728
[5] Mail the Registration Form provided below to:

Homeland Defense Journal
4301 Wilson Blvd. #1003
Arlington, VA 22203

Contact Us:

* For government speaking and best practices presentation opportunities, please contact Brian Lake, (703-807-2753)
* For product and solutions companies interested in sponsorship information and related speaking opportunities, contact Sareth Neak, (203-328-3046)
* For organizations interested in partnership opportunities, contact Brian Lake, (703-807-2753)