Your Counselors have some not great news. Don’t worry, we aren’t canceling InfoCamp 2014, but we do need to postpone it until February 2015 due to unforeseen circumstances.
As you may or may not be aware, both InfoCamp and our longtime supporter ASIS&T PNW have transitioned leadership over the last year. True to form, several of the new ASIS&T PNW leaders are also involved as InfoCamp Counselors and learning about how heavily intertwined the two organizations are has been an ongoing process. Just hours after opening Early Bird registration and announcing the event across social media (thank you for all the Favorites, Retweets, and Likes!), we learned that certain administrative conflicts with the ASIS&T Annual Conference here in Seattle would make it extremely risky to present InfoCamp as planned this fall, if not impossible.
We had three options before us, two of which would keep InfoCamp on schedule. Of our three options, two also posed a significant threat to the organizational integrity and stability of both ASIS&T PNW and InfoCamp.
Our theme this year is Community — how our professional and academic communities overlap and how what we do as information professionals plays a role in each of our larger communities. Attempting to deliver InfoCamp this fall could damage our information community in more ways than one and would be antithetical to the essence of InfoCamp. As such, we have decided to postpone until February so we can deliver the best possible InfoCamp experience out there.
Please continue to follow our progress on social media — we’ll be updating you periodically, re-announcing new dates and registration periods, and pushing out some blasts from the past to remind you why InfoCamp is so awesome and worth waiting a few extra months for. Thank you for your continued support and we’ll see you all this winter!
(If you have already bought your ticket, we will be contacting you directly about issuing a refund until we have a new date confirmed.)