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Early Bird Registration 'til 5/13 for U.S. Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Assn. (USETDA) 2012 Conf

From USETDA 2012 Conference Organizing Committee and USETDA Board of Directors

Boston, MA You can still participate in North America’s premier event on electronic theses and dissertations, institutional repositories and open access at the incredibly low rate of only $129 for renewing members – and new members can join USETDA at a 50% discount to receive the discount rate. The USETDA 2012 Conference early-bird discount registration will soon expire on May 13th. Conference registration information is available online:

About the Conference

The United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) planning committee is pleased to invite you to our 2nd annual conference “USETDA 2012: A revolution in scholarship – A commonwealth of knowledge”, to be held June 13-15, in historic Quincy, Massachusetts – near downtown Boston.

Searching for innovative new ways to engage your students? Looking to increase efficiency by making technology work for you? Take your ETD program to the next level. This year’s program includes an outstanding lineup of speakers offering 3 pre-conference workshops, keynote presentations by Michele Kimpton of DSpace and Ed Fox of NDLTD as well as 24 breakout sessions covering a variety of relevant topics ranging from discussions on implementation, intellectual property and preservation issues to sharing best practices among the ETD community. Complete program details are available online:

USETDA 2012 is designed for ETD professionals from graduate schools, libraries and information technology sectors who work with ETDs or ETD programs. Our focus will be on relevant and current ETD issues with an emphasis on sharing best-practices and resources within the U.S. The Conference is also open to colleagues outside the U.S. – anyone is welcome to attend this national venue. Last year at USETDA 2011, we had 75 organizations and agencies represented. You can see who is currently registered for ETD 2012 via our online Registration Map. This year we are expecting over 125 participants to attend from around the U.S. as well as abroad.

USETDA 2012 will be held at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. The conference rate is only $149/night single/double plus tax. To receive this rate, conference attendees must book before May 22, 2012. Reservations may be completed online or by calling 1-866-449-7387 (refer to group code “useusea”).

About Boston

Historic Boston provides endless recreational, dining and cultural activities for the entire family. While in the area be sure to take advantage of lovely summer weather, the seacoast, the history and the charm of the Boston area. Watch a video on highlights of Boston. Complete details on things to do in Boston are available online.

Complete information about USETDA 2012 is available online at Questions may be sent to

We hope you will join us in June in Boston at USETDA 2012 for an exceptional value and spectacular learning experiences on ETDs!