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Asia-Pacific Conference on LIS

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice (A-LIEP) will be held in Singapore, 3-6 April 2006, a week after the General Conference of the Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL) is held in Manila, 25-30 March 2006. A-LIEP is quite possibly "the first LIS conference focusing on the Asia-Pacific region." Speakers and participants will be coming from North America, Europe and, of course, Asia.

Filipino librarians presenting papers at A-LIEP include Emmy Ballesfin, Lleuvelyn Cacha, Lourdes David, Dante Perez and this blogger. Incidentally, I will not be actively blogging until the end of January because I need to finalize my paper for A-LIEP, among other things.

Online registration for the conference is not yet available, but it is expected to be up by February 1. Registration fees are SGD 400 (approx. USD 247) on or before February 15, and SGD 450 (approx. USD 278). Pre-conference workshops are also available for a separate fee.

By the way, if you've been following the firestorm started by Jenny Levine on the other side of the Pacific regarding speakers' conference registration fees, it's interesting to note that CONSAL will waive registration fees for all speakers, while A-LIEP will provide complimentary registration only for invited speakers and a few others.

I mention this, however, not as criticism. I always just assumed that speakers got in free. But after all that I've read on the subject, I guess that there are many different ways of dealing with conference speakers. For more about the controversy, please see Library Journal's summary.

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