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AIIP 2005The conference of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) took place in Tucson, Arizona, USA, in April 2005.

FreePint's William Hann attended to talk about the Willco Modules community hosting system.

Click on the AIIP logo to find out more about the benefits of AIIP membership.

Read William Hann's FreePint Newsletter Editorial about the event.

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The conference was at the Omni Golf Resort/Spa, just outside Tucson, Arizona. Click for larger version
A team of groundsmen and tree specialists manicure the lawn from dawn until dusk. Click for larger version
Wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and, more importantly, by the pool, provided plenty of opportuniy to continue work. Click for larger version
The conference took place on the balcony above the pool, in the shade of the 30+ degree heat. Click for larger version
Business is brisk on the AIIP member's table. Joann Wleklinski of Wleklinski Information Services is a satisfied customer. Click for larger version
Cindy Shamel of Shamel Information Services quizzes Lorainne Bell of Factiva. Click for larger version
Door prizes attracted a lot of attention, and VIP donated an annual subscription. Click for larger version
Yael Elish of NetSnippets updates Crystal Sharp of CD Sharp Information Systems on the many enhancements to NetSnippets. Click for larger version
Robin Neidorf of Electric Muse gives her 30 second 'elevator pitch'. Click for larger version
Some delegates were taller than others, by a few feet! Stephen Fadel of Fadel Information Services. Click for larger version
Jane John of On Point Research co-presents a session on running an information consultancy, arguably the most valuable session of the conference (in FreePint's opinion). Click for larger version
Marcy Phelps of Phelps Research gave a candid report of lessons learned from a tricky client (co-presenting with Jane John). Click for larger version
AIIP out-goind president Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services asks for volunteers for the many AIIP committees -- the lifeblood of the organisation. Click for larger version
The AIIP board. Click for larger version
An enjoyable Gala Dinner at the Arizona Historical Society museum. Click for larger version
A bevy of beauties. Cynthia Hetherington (Hetherington Information Services), Rosemary Whitney (Creative Strategies), Jan Goudreau (Information Crossroads), Risa Sacks (Risa Sacks Information Services) and Diane Stubbs (DLS Information Services). Click for larger version
Jo Bourne entertains with a melody of Motown Hits. Numerous AIIPers now have his CD at home. Click for larger version
Diane Stubbs talks to Cynthia Hetherington. Click for larger version
Alex Kramer of Kramer Research enjoying a chat with Roger Summit, founder of Dialog. Click for larger version
Back to the conference, and New York Times journalist John Schwartz shares a few insider stories. Click for larger version
Excellent food and company overlooking the mountains. Click for larger version
A box lunch on the balcony. Click for larger version

Photos courtesy of Mark Goldstein, International Research Center, and William Hann, FreePint.

If attendees/organisers have comments or additional photos, please contact <william.hann@freepint.com>.