#AIIP22: The Virtual Conference for Info-Entrepreneurs

#AIIP22: The Virtual Conference for Info-Entrepreneurs

The AIIP Annual Conference is where independent information professionals gather to network and learn from each other. We include time for networking with other attendees as well as exhibitors and sponsors.

Conference attendees have access to the recordings, which allows for flexibility for last-minute meeting conflicts and time zone differences among a global audience. Program topics range from future thinking to marketing to tools to use in your business. 

March-APRIL 2022:  Pre-conference Workshops

Take a deep dive with our experts in online search, social media for IIPs, and automation tools.

  • MARCH 24, 2022, 4:00-6:00 PM UTC: Google Is Not the Only Fruit: Advanced Searching for InfoPros, Arthur Weiss
  • APRIL 5, 2022, 3:00-5:00 PM UTC: How to Attract Clients and Build Credibility Through Social Media, Without Making It Your Full-Time Job, Marcy Phelps
  • APRIL 14, 2022, 4:00-6:00 PM UTC: Power Your Life with Automation! Chrissy Geluk
More Workshop Details and Registration Info Coming Soon!

April 22, 2022:  Orientation, Training & Networking

Network with attendees while learning about the virtual platform, setting up your profiles, making connections, and gaining new skills that will maximize your upcoming conference experience. Included with main event registration.

April 27-29, 2022:  MAIN Conference Event

Engage in three days of professional development, networking, sponsor connections, and community.


Live and pre-recorded sessions - Some sessions will be pre-recorded so you can watch on your own schedule.

More networking time - Enjoy plenty of time to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

International networking times - Some sessions will be streaming Live, and others will be available On Demand so you can watch on your own schedule.

Check out the detailed agenda
to learn more about all the sessions

Pre-Conference Orientation & Networking

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

Come learn about the Socio platform, get comfortable with the features, learn how to effectively introduce yourself at the conference, and meet up with AIIP colleagues ahead of time.

Day 1

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

30 minutes - Welcome & Opening Remarks

30 minutes - Awards Ceremony

50 minutes - Education Session - Richard Hulser

2 hours - Networking Time

Day 2

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

50 minutes - Keynote Speaker, Sue Lacey Bryant

1 hour - Networking

40 minutes - Education Session - Randeep Sudan

50 minutes - Education Session - Kelly Berry, Rhonda Bowen, Liz McLean

35 minutes - Education Session - Tanya Humphrey, Nicolle McKinnon

90 minutes - Networking Event

Day 3

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC (convert to your timezone)

50 minutes - Roger Summit Lecture Award Recipient, Jill Hurst-Wahl

1 hour - Networking

40 minutes - Education Session - Cindy Shamel, Deb Hunt

50 minutes - Networking Event

50 minutes - Education Session - Dan Kramer

50 minutes - Education Session - Janel Kinlaw

1 hour - Closing Remarks and Sharing Key Takeaways

Keynote Speaker:  Sue Lacey Bryant

Embracing Technological Change: How Info-Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for the Opportunities

Inquisitive, agile and talented thought-leaders and advisers, today’s entrepreneurial information consultants are particularly well placed to maximize the opportunities presented by the 4th Industrial Revolution through which we are living and working. These are exciting times, with new opportunities to unlock the value of information for clients.

Tracing the emergence of a personal interest in technological change, Sue Lacey Bryant will touch on the health context in which she works, leading the strategic development of health libraries, incorporating a vital workstream on workforce development. Sharing the key findings from research commissioned by CILIP, the UK’s library and information association, Sue Lacey Bryant invites us to reflect on how will we respond to the current wave of technological advances.

About Sue Lacey Bryant

Passionate about bringing knowledge to bear on the millions of decisions made by clinicians and patients week in week in, and about improving the quality of healthcare, Sue has extensive experience of shaping innovative roles in Knowledge Management in England.

Sue worked predominantly in primary care, becoming Chief Knowledge Officer for a Primary Care Trust in the UK; and later Director of a Clinical Commissioning Group. With wide experience of developing services, people and products, and change management in the NHS and also in the private sector, Sue enjoyed working as an independent information specialist for 17 years.

Today, leading the development and implementation of HEE’s Knowledge for Healthcare strategy, Sue heads up a top team, working with health knowledge and library teams across England. As head of profession for knowledge and library specialists in the National Health Service in England, Sue is responsible for ensuring this specialised workforce has the confidence and skills needed to maximise investment in digital knowledge resources and mobilise evidence in our digital age.

A member of the UK Mobilising Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK) Steering Group; member of CARE (Coordinated Approaches to Research and care Embedded); Trustee, CILIP Board; Editorial Advisory Board, HILJ; Associate of FCI; Q community; Primary Care Improvement Faculty, NHS England and Improvement. Sue is also an executive Coach.

Roger Summit Lecture Award Recipient:  Jill Hurst-Wahl

Moving Beyond Hope

The founding of Dialog by Roger Summit issued in an era of innovation and hope for information professionals. In every information era, we hope for the cutting edge technologies that will propel us forward. However, what we need now are not new technical variations, but the development of an expanded community. To do that, we need to move beyond hope into action.

About Jill Hurst-Wahl

Jill Hurst-Wahl is a consultant, speaker, writer, researcher, and educator. She is president of Hurst Associates, Ltd., which works with a broad range of organizations. Jill is professor emerita in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, where she taught graduate M.S. Library and Information Science (MSLIS) courses, including “Copyright for Information Professionals.” She is a former director of the iSchool MSLIS program.

Prior to joining SU, Jill worked as an IT professional, corporate librarian, and information consultant. She is a current member of the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees, EveryLibrary Institute, and Library Futures. She is a former member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, the NYS Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council.

Jill is the 2021 recipient of the John Cotton Dana Award, the highest honor given by the Special Libraries Association (SLA). It is given in recognition of a lifetime of achievement as well as exceptional service to SLA and the library and information profession. She blogs at Digitization101.com.

AIIP22 speakers

I've gotten value from all the sessions and have met people who "get" what I do.

2022 conference Planning committee

Contact us at Conference@aiip.org

June Boyle, Chair

Virtual Design Team

June Boyle
Jennifer Burke
Richard Hulser
Liz McLean
Zakia Ringgold

Program & Speaker Development

Rachel Yang, Chair
Susan Baerwald
Heather Carine
Chrissy Geluk
Kathy Porter

Marketing & Communications

Janel Kinlaw, Chair
Connie Clem
Kirsten Smith

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Beth Plutchak, Chair
George Puro

Presentations were excellent. A nice variety of topics and speakers.

I go for the shot-in-the-arm of catching up with colleagues and making new connections.

It is literally my favorite conference of all time.

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