EG 2013: Open Library Ecosystem Tue, 28 May 2013 03:39:46 +0000 en hourly 1 Give us feedback! Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:06:21 +0000 pjjoseph Continue reading ]]> 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
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Group outing to the Irish Heather tonight Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:53:57 +0000 pjjoseph Continue reading ]]> Feel like getting Irish tonight? Need a pint or two of the best Guinness in Vancouver? Meet up with Sharon and Kevin in the hotel lobby at 6:45pm for an excursion to the best little Irish pub in Vancouver, the Irish Heather.

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The conference is LIVE! Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:13:11 +0000 pjjoseph Follow along as we provide you access to all the tweets, streaming video and live notes on the Evergreen 2013 LIVE page. Enjoy.

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Many thanks to our door prize sponsors Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:12:00 +0000 pjjoseph Many thanks, one thousand in fact, to our generous door prize sponsors:

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Registration desk opens today at 4:30pm Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:12:03 +0000 slew Registration Desk will be open at 4:30pm at the Welcome Reception tonight at Delta Suites, Manhattan Restaurant, 2nd floor. Reception starts at 5:30-7:00pm. See you tonight!

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Last minute details about the conference Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:33:25 +0000 pjjoseph Continue reading ]]> 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

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Evergreen 2013 Sold Out!! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:57:46 +0000 pjjoseph Evergreen 2013 in Vancouver is sold out!!! Thanks to the community for all your interest and support. More announcements coming soon.

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Socializing at Evergreen 2013! Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:12:40 +0000 slew Continue reading ]]> Our Social Committee has worked hard to make sure there is as much time for socializing as conferencing. To start thing off, we will be having an Opening Reception in a fabulous room in the hotel on Wednesday evening. Thursday night is the big social event of the conference where we booked the Steamworks Brew Pub Uber Lounge in historic Gastown for an evening of hearty appetizers, craft beers, and ocean views. Friday night is your chance to explore many restaurant and pub offerings in Vancouver.

All these details, and suggestions of places to see and eat in Vancouver, are described on our Social Events page. See you in April!

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Malware alert Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:56:47 +0000 slew Continue reading ]]> Did you visit our site between Jan 21-29? Unfortunately our site was hacked. If you visited the site during this period, we recommend you use an anti-malware program to scan your machine for malicious software. If you’re unusure when you last visited the site, scan your machine anyway to be on the safe side!

The site is cleaned up and safe to visit now. Thank you, Robin!

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Evergreen 2013 program is now ready! Sat, 01 Dec 2012 06:06:10 +0000 pjjoseph Continue reading ]]> The Evergreen 2013 conference program is now online. It’s an exciting lineup all around, featuring John Vaillant and Zak Greant as the opening and closing keynotes. Check it out and register for the conference!

Don’t forget to make hotel reservations at the Delta Vancouver Suites now.

See you in Vancouver!

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