Add a Virtual Workshop to Your Conference Experience


In-Person Events:  April 27–April 30, 2023
Wrap-Around & virtual events:  April 24–May 5, 2023

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

AIIP offers professional development workshops to complement our Annual Conference Program. This year's workshops will be presented virtually in April and May 2023.

Each workshop is delivered by an AIIP expert who will take you on a deep and practical dive into the tools and techniques you need to deliver greater value to your clients and to thrive in your business.

Registration for each workshop is $125 and is separate from the Annual Conference registration fee.

AIIP23 Conference workshops

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Engineering Your Networking Experiences

Wednesday, APRIL 5, 2023, 12:00PM – 1:30PM U.S. EASTERN TIME (convert to your timezone)

PRESENTER:  Kelly Schrank


As infopreneurs, we are adept at researching anything and everything, planning documents and activities, and crafting our words to communication effectively. So why don't we use those skills when attending events where there will be opportunities to network? Come to this webinar to gain a new perspective on networking, use your skills to make the most out of the networking opportunities, and learn tactics for engineering your own networking experiences for maximum effectiveness and enjoyment. This session will provide advice and experience from an introvert who has researched this topic, used these tactics, and enjoyed (almost) every minute of it! Advice will be applicable to both in-person and virtual events.

Kelly Schrank, MA, ELS, has been in technical and medical communication for more than 20 years. Through her business, Bookworm Editing Services, she brings consistency, structure, and clarity to her clients’ content. Kelly is an Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication and a BELS-certified Editor in the Life Sciences. Kelly has presented on checklists, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, editing, infographics, side gigs, and networking in webinars and conferences.

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Let's Get Social:  How to Find Information Using Social Media

Tuesday, APRIL 18, 2023, 12:00PM – 2:00pm U.S. EASTERN TIME (convert to your timezone)

PRESENTER:  Arthur Weiss

The world of social media is changing—with new platforms and new owners. As infopros involved in any form of research, whether for private investigations or competitive intelligence, we need to know how to get the best from it. This 2-hour workshop will look at what's out there – from Fishbowl, Parler, Gettr, and Mastodon to the ones everyone knows (even if they don't use them). The workshop will cover searching LinkedIn, post-Elon Musk Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok and will introduce how to link searches together to identify joint profiles using tools such as Maltego. The workshop will finish with how to verify information, especially visual information, and the importance of social media as a news source (real and fake).

Arthur Weiss is the managing director of AWARE, specialising in marketing, OSINT, and competitive intelligence research and training. Arthur offered the world's first workshop on using the Internet for competitive intelligence at the 1997 London International Online Information Conference. Along the way he’s come across useful websites, crazy sites, and sites that probably shouldn’t even exist (try Arthur has consulted for several leading companies in the information industry and has written articles and lectured on a variety of marketing and information industry  topics. Arthur is a Chartered Marketer with the UK's Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of SLA, the Association of MBAs, and AIIP, where he has served as a board member. Arthur is married to an educator, Susy, and has two children who support his quest to stay one step ahead of Millennials who have imbibed online technologies since birth.

Janel Kinlaw photoLeverage Templates and Tools to Manage Your Projects   

wednesday, May 10, 2023, 11:00am – 12:30pm U.S. Eastern Time (convert to your timezone)

PRESENTER:  Janel Kinlaw

Do you have multiple projects active at the same time? Do you struggle with managing the scope of those projects? Do you wish you had tools to manage your project tasks that integrate with your communication tools?

In this 1.5-hour workshop, Janel Kinlaw will walk you through a project template that will help communicate scope, approach, risks, assumptions, and dependencies. She will explain what types of questions to ask while building out this template for a specific project. In addition, she will demonstrate and compare three project management tools—Trello, Airtable, and Asana—using a sample project. Participants will have time to explore these tools with the sample project or a project of their own.   

Janel Kinlaw launched Refining Workflow in March 2018, where she provides project management and business analysis to her clients. Janel is passionate about projects that find efficiencies for routine tasks, solve problems, and explore workflows—new or existing. She looks for gaps and tries to fill them—connecting processes and tools to complete the big picture while also defining the steps needed to complete the project. She has a BS in Information Systems from Susquehanna University and an MLS from Drexel University. In addition to her leadership role within AIIP, she has volunteered on multiple boards for local non-profit organizations.

Chrissy Geluk photoBuild a Product Dashboard 1-2-3

Thursday, MaY 18, 2023, 1:00pm – 2:30pm U.S. Eastern Time (convert to your timezone)

PRESENTER:  Chrissy Geluk

Learn how to package a "product dashboard." Connect product details, history and company information, and anything else. Schedule updates so that information is updated. Techniques learned can be applied in your own research for your clients and perhaps in delivering your results in a different way. Learn how to pull from different sources (fee and free). Finally, learn how to format the dashboard with that personal and professional touch.

Chrissy Geluk is the principal and founder of Librarian At Your Service, LLC, which she founded in July 2015 after serving internal clients for a multinational pharmaceutical company. Her first exposure to the Microsoft family of products was when she migrated the corporate library site to SharePoint 2010 Foundation. Since then, Chrissy has continued to leverage the Microsoft 365 product family—including Teams, SharePoint, and the Power Platform—for both her clients and her family. Chrissy has held numerous volunteer leadership positions with SLA, the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG), and AIIP. She is active with Microsoft Communities as well as the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM) and DIA. Chrissy and her husband enjoy the many adventures of life, such as traveling, gardening, and scuba diving. Feel free to connect with Chrissy on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.

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