DANJ (Documents Association of New Jersey) 2015 Conference Registration Due October 23

Please join us for the 2015 DANJ Conference – Getting Down to Business in New Jersey: Government Resources and the Bottom Line where we will explore government resources that will help your patrons, clients, and students get the information they need!

Friday, Oct. 30, 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Continental Breakfast at 8:45 AM; Program at 9:30 AM,

Location: Mercer Room, Daly Dining Hall, Lawrenceville Campus, Rider University

Keynote Speaker: Jon Gertner, Journalist and author of the Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation; Mr. Gertner will share his research of Bell Labs and how he told the story of this very complicated organization.

Expert Speakers:
**Dr. Ronald Cook and Ms. Diane Campbell of Rider University: Using Government Information to Predict a Startup’s Potential; This session will discuss how business plan development helps entrepreneurs with a go/no go decision for a new business. The focus will be on how the use of various types of data provided by government resources can develop evidence to support a viable venture idea.
**Andrew Hait of the US Census Bureau: Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition; Mr. Hait will introduce and demonstrate the Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, a tool specific designed for small businesses that presents key demographic and economic information from the Census Bureau as well as consumer spending data from a third party source.
**Ka-Neng Au of Rutgers University: Climb Every Mountain, Search High and Low; Mr. Au will reveal some less-common government sources of information on companies, industries, and international business.

Registration fee: $45, students: $20 (includes breakfast, lunch, and DANJ membership)
Registration form
at http://www.danj.org/conf15.pdf
Registration Due Oct. 23
to Deborah Mercer (dmercer@njstatelib.org), New Jersey State Library P.O. Box 520, 185 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625
LibraryLinkNJ – The New Jersey Library Cooperative is a co-sponsor of the DANJ Conference.

More information at http://www.danj.org/

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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