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InfoToday 2002 — The Information Industry’s Most Comprehensive Event

February 8, 2002, Medford, NJ — Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is pleased to announce programming for InfoToday 2002, the global conference and exhibition on electronic information and knowledge management. This year’s event is scheduled for May 14 – 16, 2002, at the New York Hilton and Towers. The complete program is available online at

“The transformation of our annual May event in New York has been a work in progress. Last year we augmented our long-running National Online Meeting with programming on the related field of knowledge management. This year, with the help of the best conference planners I know, we’ve revamped the entire program,” says Information Today VP of Content, Dick Kaser. “It’s got to be the most comprehensive event the information industry has ever seen.”

Three core conferences, running concurrently across six tracks, are featured daily during InfoToday 2002. NationalOnline 2002 focuses on information content and information delivery technologies; KnowledgeNets 2002 provides complete coverage of knowledge management and its applications within today’s organization; and, E-Libraries 2002 covers the latest developments in library and information center systems and services.  Attendees can register for only one core conference or they can purchase a gold pass and choose from all six tracks and featured presentations.    

No matter what registration option you choose, the keynote address each morning is a must! The conference opens on Tuesday, May 14, with Stephen Abram, vice president of corporate development for IHS Group/Micromedia, telling it like it is in “Content Is Dead! Long Live Context!” On day two, join storyteller David Snowden, director of IBM’s Institute for Knowledge Management, as he reflects on his pioneering work to change the dynamics of policy-making and intelligence assessment in his presentation, “The New Dynamics of Decision Support.” The final day of InfoToday 2002 will begin with a presentation by president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers, former congresswoman Patricia Schroeder. “Publishing Today and Tomorrow” addresses the challenges facing both publishers and their customers in the current economy, the policy debates that affect the marketplace, and the impact of these forces on the future of the publishing industry.

A number of special sessions are also scheduled, including kick-off sessions on Tuesday and opening sessions on Wednesday for each core conference. The very popular Wednesday breakfast session will once again be hosted by Ron Dunn, CEO, Academic Group, Thomson Learning. Sit back and enjoy a continental breakfast while listening to the insights of this long-time InfoToday participant and information industry commentator. In addition, the NationalOnline portion of  InfoToday 2002 will conclude with keynote address by conference chair and ONLINE magazine editor, Marydee Ojala. 

InfoToday 2002 will also feature pre- and post-conference workshops. Full or half-day in length, these in-depth sessions will take place Monday, May 13, and Friday, May 17, and will cover a range of topics, including: 

  • Successful strategies for tying information and knowledge together
  • Personal knowledge management
  • Putting metadata and standards to work on your intranet
  • Strategies and tactics for performing high-quality online research
  • Implementing knowledge management
  • Accessing and enhancing the value of your organization’s Web presence
  • Creating and using taxonomies, and more
In addition to terrific programming, InfoToday 2002 also offers an extensive exhibition. As North America’s largest gathering of users and producers of electronic information and knowledge-based products and services, the InfoToday 2002 exhibition is the one and only place to equip your organization to manage information and knowledge successfully. Special floor areas are dedicated to knowledge management, e-business, and library systems. For a listing of exhibitors and exhibit hours, visit

InfoToday 2002 is sponsored and organized by Information Today, Inc. For more information, including how to register, please contact ITI at 800-300-9868 (outside the U.S. call 609-654-6266), e-mail, or visit us on the Web at

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