Information Technology

News for Week of March 9, 2020

  • 1.  News for Week of March 9, 2020

    Posted 24 days ago

    Resources for Insurance Research – Free Webinar. Wed., March 11th at 12 PM Central. Go to to learn more about this session as well as how to register.

    SLA Official Statement on the Coronavirus. "At this time, SLA is operating business as usual and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. We have no plans to postpone or cancel any of our events, including the 2020 SLA Annual Conference in Charlotte." More at:

    Advice for First-Time Attendees to the SLA Annual Conference. A range of tips for first-timers are at  These are good for long-standing members as well.

    Call for Poster Proposals for the All SLA Poster Session at the SLA 2020 Annual Conference. Submission deadline is Thursday, March 12, 11:59 PM ET. "Accepted poster authors will receive a discounted registration rate of $395 for the conference." Guidelines and submission instructions are available at

    Early bird registration for SLA2020 ends March 26. Register at If you are submitting a poster, you can hold off until you hear whether your poster has been accepted or not. If your poster is not selected, the early bird registration rate will be honored until April 13, 2020 (see

    Call for Volunteers to Participate on the Community Events Review Task Force. Go to for information if you are interested. Sign up deadline is Friday, March 13.

    Upcoming Travel Stipend/Award Deadlines

    • SLA Illinois Conference Stipend Award - one $1000 award to subsidize attendance by an SLA Illinois Community member for the SLA 2020 Annual Conference and INFO-EXPO in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 6-9, 2020. Deadline is March 13, 2020 Go to for application information.
    • Career Advancement Award – From SLA Leadership & Management Division, this award "recognizes a member who, in the initial five years of his/her information career, demonstrates a keen interest in furthering LMD's leadership initiatives and development." Award includes "one full conference registration (paid for by LMD). Go to for more information and how to apply. Deadline is Sunday, March 15, 2020.
    • LMD Mid-Career International Travel Grant. Sponsored by SLA Europe and SLA Leadership & Management Division (LMD), this grant gives one mid-career professional the opportunity to receive a $2,000 grant to attend the 2020 SLA Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. More about this grant and how to apply is at Application deadline is March 15, 2020, 23:59 EST.

    Esther Gil
    PR Chair
    SLA – IT Division