Give us feedback!

The Evergreen 2013 conference has come and gone and we want to hear what you thought about the conference so we can help next year’s organizers in planning an even better conference experience for you. Tell us what you liked, disliked, best food and favourite made-in BC TV show. Thanks for participating in the conference and visiting our lovely city!

All the best, courtesy of your superstar Evergreen 2013 Organizing Committee:

  • Tara Robertson (Chair), CILS
  • Anita Cocchia, BCELN
  • Caroline Daniels, KPU
  • Mark Ellis, RPL
  • Mark Jordan, SFU
  • Paul Joseph, UBC
  • Shirley Lew, VCC

Last minute details about the conference

We’re excited to see you in Vancouver for Evergreen 2013. Here’s some last minute details about the conference:

Getting from the airport to the hotel

We’ve updated the website to include local travel info.

The easiest way into town is the Canada Line, it’s quick (30 minutes) and cheap ($7.75-$8.75 depending on the time of day).

Frugal tip: Read more about buying a book of 10 fare saver tickets on Trip Advisor.

Also: the airport is beautiful.

No host lunches

On Thursday we’ve picked a bunch of places to go for lunch and have local volunteers to lead groups. If you are the type of person who likes to plan ahead, take a look at the Thursday Lunch Map.

UrbanSpoon – filter to Downtown and/or Gastown neighbourhoods, and Yelp are good places to check for reviews for places to eat and drink. Fans of microbrew should definately check out The Alibi Room.


Shirley and I will be on the @egcon2013 Twitter account, so let us know if you have any questions about Vancouver let us know.

Safe travels!

Tara and the Evergreen 2013 Organizing Committee

Evergreen 2013 now accepting conference and workshop proposals

We are now accepting proposals for Evergreen 2013! We are going to have an amazing program with sessions to engage the full range of participants in Vancouver next year: end users, librarians, developers, system administrators, managers and organizations considering Evergreen as their ILS.

The theme this year is Open Library Ecosystem. Use this as a starting point and interpret it broadly when thinking of proposals. The conference will have two streams consisting of 30 and 45 minute sessions. We would love to see proposals featuring folks with different skill sets – cataloguers, system administrators, developers, serials wizards. We’d also love to see people from different consortia present together: like software trainers from across the community. Open up and share your stories and experiences – we want to hear them!

We’re trying something different this year. We hope to have about three 2-hour tutorial workshops on a specific technical topic. They will be hands-on and may require some skill prerequisites and possibly some setup homework to do before the session. These workshops will be led by people within the Evergreen community, as well as inviting experts to teach us what they know. We want to hear what technical topics you want to attend, or one that you may want to lead.

Call for submissions and workshop ideas are open until October 31, 2012.