20th Anniversary User Group Meeting

Celebrating 20 years of Facilitating Research and Discovery

Please join us at the beautiful Gideon Putnam Spa Resort for the 2011 InfoEd User Group Meeting from May 22-25, 2011 in Saratoga Springs, NY. This year’s UGM will feature three days of proven best practices, expert user presentations, product demonstrations, interactive technical assistance sessions, and one-on-one interaction with InfoEd’s executives and product experts, industry speakers, and fellow colleagues. The 2011 UGM is not to be missed!

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Meet our Keynote Speaker, Julia Ingrid Lane

We are very proud to announce that Julia Ingrid Lane has graciously agreed to be the keynote speaker at InfoEd’s 20th Anniversary User Group Meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Julia Ingrid Lane is currently serving as the Program Director of the Science & Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation. She is also the initiator and co-founder of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Program at the U.S. Census Bureau.  Lane has published over 60 articles in leading economics journals, and authored and/or edited five books. She has organized over 30 national and international conferences, received several national awards, given keynote speeches all over the world, and serves on a number of national and international advisory boards.

Ms. Lane will be discussing her involvement with The STARMetrics program, a collaboration between federal science agencies and research institutions. The STARMetrics program documents how federal science investments support knowledge creation, economic growth, workforce development and a broad range of societal outcomes. The program’s primary goal is to construct a data infrastructure that will align inputs, outputs, and outcomes from a variety of sources in as open a fashion as possible.

Panel Discussion: Fully Integrated eRA Office

Panel participants will foster discussion and field questions related to their experiences with the paper-intensive management of grant applications and research protocol approvals utilizing an electronic research administration system. We are honored to announce that the following esteemed colleagues have agreed to serve as panelists:

Todd Swavely, Associate Director of Electronic Research Administration, Project Manager, University of Pennsylvania

Kellie Guentert, Assistant Director, Research Grants & Contracts, Oregon Health & Science University

Betsy Collins, Assistant Director of Electronic Research Administration, University of Colorado

Carolyn Whitmire, MBA, CHRC, Director, Research Implementation Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Halayn Hescock, Director, Research Services, Columbia University

InfoEd International 20th Anniversary Gala

In honor of our many years of shared successes, InfoEd International will be holding an evening gala to celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a special tribute to InfoEd founder, Edward Johnson, Sr.

To be held at the historic Gideon Putnam Spa Resort in Saratoga Springs, the gala will surely be a night to remember.  Gideon Putnam’s Executive Chef, Brian P. Sterner, has planned an international menu that he assures will please and satisfy everyone.  In addition, we will be showcasing foods and wines from around the world, many from the home countries of our varied clients.

If you haven’t already planned to attend, there’s still time to register. For more information, contact Elizabeth Dames at edames@infoed.org or call 518.713.4200.

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