Although Toby Brown, Scott Preston and I will be the “lunch-time entertainment” at this year’s Private Law Libraries (PLL-SIS) Summit in Philadelphia, you may not feel that we are the kind of speakers that you could proudly go up to your firm leadership and say “I really need to go to this so I can hear these Geeks speak!” Luckily, Pamela Lipscomb sent me this promo on Esther Dyson conducting a Q&A session at the July 23rd Summit that may give you a second reason (or at least one good reason) to grab some leaders in your firm and spend the day discussing issues that are specific to law firms and their information/library centers.

Hope to see you (and a few of your colleagues) there!!

PLL-SIS Summit II:  Change as Action, Change as Opportunity

Need another reason to attend the AALL PLL Change as Action Summit?  Hear Esther Dyson, Internet legend and technology visionary, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Law & Business!

Esther Dyson, named by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in American business, is the founder and chairman of EDventure. She is one of the most influential voices in the Internet industry and has been a board member and/or early investor in several companies that helped define tech startup success, among them Flickr, Meetup,, and Technorati.  She also recently finished six months of cosmonaut training in Russia and serves on the NASA Advisory Council.

Have your CEO, CIO, COO or managing partner register to hear Esther Dyson speak — her lively Q-&-A session will explore how to embrace and use change in business and technology.

Registration is now open for the Private Law Libraries Change as Action Summit held in conjunction with the 2011 AALL Annual Meeting on July 23, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  The $145 registration fee includes all programming.  Registration is open on the AALL website.  Sign up now to take part in this exciting event!