And so we come to the end of Online Information 2010 and this installment of “Live From London”. While the large effects of the economic downturn in the online information industry were quite noticeable–conference delegates numbered about 600 which was a significant decline, and the exhibit hall has shrunk, as noted in an earlier post–exciting new developments and technologies are making themselves felt, and this year’s conference covered them well. The program focused heavily on two of them: open and linked data and social media strategies, challenges, and integration into information products and services. One hopes that these developments will help the industry recover from the downturn and progress to new heights.
And one also hopes that weather conditions will be better next year; London was cold and snowy this year, and particularly on the final day, attendees faced difficult and even chaotic conditions with public transportation!
Online Information 2011 will still be in London and still at the Olympia Conference Centre, but it will move to a new hall within the Centre. Continue to follow The Conference Circuit for the latest developments on this and other industry conferences.
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