Do-It-Yourself Roundtable

If you’re in or around the Chicago area on June 5, it may be worth your time to attend the Chicago ASPBE chapter’s first Do-It-Yourself Roundtable discussion.

Why do-it-yourself? Because we realize that more heads are better than one, and what better way to learn than from your fellow publishing professionals! You pick the topics, we provide the moderators.

The format is simple: We will have four roundtables, each with its own topic and moderator to get the discussion rolling. After 45 minutes, we will switch, and you can go to another table (and topic) or stay where you are. Each moderator also will be taking notes, which we will then distribute via e-mail and the Chicago chapter blog after the meeting.In addition, we will have again have the option to continue the networking at lunch after the workshop.

The details:

When: June 5, 2009

Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon (we would like to start the roundtables promptly at 9 a.m. to get the full 45 minutes in at each table).

Where: Reed Business, 2000 Clearwater Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60523

What topics will be covered:

Ethics in a Digital World
Social networking (How are you using it for your publication? What do you need to know about it to make you more marketable? What do you need to be careful of with using it to make sure you don’t jeopardize your job?)

How to Create Your own Web site
How to Make Yourself More Invaluable–or Marketable (In today’s business climate, the ones who keep their jobs or land new ones are the ones that demonstrate they’re integral to the publication. What are you doing to demonstrate that value to your bosses or to potential bosses?)

Price: $15 for members/$20 for non-members

To register, visit the Chicago chapter blog at to download the registration form.

Networking will continue over a buy-your-own lunch at Houlihan’s. Please indicate on your registration whether you will be joining us there so we can get a head count.

Questions? Contact Nikki Golden at or 630.204.7651.

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