The Library #ideadrop house will return this year again to connect the energy of the library community with the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit pervasive in Austin for salon-style conversations in our library living room on March 7-11, 2014. Vist in person or on the live stream here. All times listed are local Austin time/ Central time.

E-Resources and Libraries (ER&L), ProQuest and the Digital Library Federation (DLF) are joined in Austin by an awesome group of orgs representing libraries, archives and museums. Meet them all.

Address: 1706 Garden St, Austin, TX 78702        Email: erl.sponsor@gmail.com
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Nick Bowden

Nick Bowden has challenged the community engagement status quo since he was 12. In eighth grade, he was selected to participate in a competition to design a "city of the future.” He found himself observing how strange and uninformed it was to be determining where and how people of the future would live, without asking people today what they thought. Once in college, Nick learned that there was actually a profession around creating a mesh between people in physical places – urban planning. After graduating, Nick spent many years working as an urban planner, during which he worked for a major consultancy whereby he learned firsthand how broken the community engagement process was, and set out to fix it. In 2009, Nick launched his own firm and served as CEO until it was acquired in 2011, giving him the time and resources to build MindMixer. In just three years, Nick has taken MindMixer through its Series B funding, growing the company to serve its 400+ clients.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 10