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Member Meeting 2017

Where: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

When: November 2, 2017

We're pleased to announce that registration for the 2017 HathiTrust Meeting Meeting is now open. This years meeting will take place on November 2nd, at the Loews Rosemont Hotel near Chicago's O'Hare Airport.  This is near the location of the last two member meetings, but this space will be more comfortable and give you more room to engage with your colleagues.  Registration information was sent to official Member Representatives and Primary Contacts.

Who Should Attend?

This year's meeting will focus on HathiTrust's strategic direction and will be designed to provide members with the opportunity for substantive contributions.  We strongly encourage attendance from the member representative, director, or dean of HathiTrust members, but their appointed delegates may attend.  

We plan to include short lightning talks from members that highlight accomplishments HathiTrust has enabled, or to offer new ideas. A limited number of spaces will be available to accommodate an additional attendee from members.  We will announce more details for lightning talks in early August.

Why Should You Attend?

This fall HathiTrust will begin its tenth year and we have reached a new stage in our organization's growth.  We've accomplished most of our original goals, we've launched major new programs, and we’ve  made substantive progress on the strategic directions approved at the 2011 Constitutional Convention.  In ten years our membership has grown from just over 20 to just over 125, and our collection has now includes nearly 16 million volumes.  We've changed and so has the world.  Where do we go next?  What more can we accomplish cooperatively?

How Should You Prepare for the Meeting?

We'd like to hear from you prior to the Member Meeting. In the coming months, HathiTrust will be hosting a series of programs to discuss our strategic direction.  This will include webcasts and/or conference calls, and other less formal opportunities.    We'll publish details of these programs in August and hope that you and your staff will participate.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms are available for attendees at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel

5300 N. River road
Rosemont, IL  60018
Phone: (847) 544-5300
Reservations: (877) 868-9134

Transportation

Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel has a free hotel shuttle that runs to/from O'Hare.

QUESTIONS

Please contact Melissa Stewart (mmstewa@hathitrust.org) if you have questions.

Meeting Agenda

 

We will update when available