Information Professionals are my people. I've been working in the information industry since 1990 when I joined LexisNexis. I have been a member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) since 2010 and have learned an lot taking advantage of contacts, training and support. It's a small association and it's members are so helpful.
Information industry professionals are a diverse set of characters from a long list of industries and practice specialties from DAM (digital asset management) to MAD (marketing asset deployment) and lots of places in between. Some of us are just plain DAM MAD.
The association exists to support entrepreneurial minded individuals who run information oriented businesses. Some are hard charging information industry entrepreneurs who have a full time business and some have a part time business trying to make it full time. We all support each other with advice, training, and camaraderie. We share issues, advice and support each other. It's like having a group coach you can always go to to ask questions and get good solid, no nonsense answers.
This May we are gathering in New Orleans to share stories, learn new things, and get ideas that can help us be more productive. It will make us better equipped to face the challenges beyond the conference. I hope to gain insights from members attending and learn from people who have been there before.
I am looking forward to meeting with my people in New Orleans and maybe experience some of the sights and sounds there as well.
I look forward to the experience.
Here's a little video of the drawing above with a bit more information about the conference.
You can always go to http://www.aiip.org/conference for more information too.