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Wednesday, November 8 • 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Charleston Fast Pitch Competition

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Modeled on venture capital funding competitions, the CHARLESTON FAST PITCH COMPETITION will provide two monetary awards of $2,500 to further support the development and implementation of compelling library innovations. Finalists will present their projects to a panel of experts and Charleston Conference attendees for feedback and to determine the two grand prize winners.

Come prepared to hear pitches from the four finalists and to vote for your favorite using text message voting. 

Kent Anderson, Jim O'Donnell, and Amy Brand

  • Boaz Nadav-Manes, Brown University Library
  • Katharine Hall Baldwin and Meghan Burke, Marymount University 
  • Caroline Muglia, University of Southern California
  • Cheryl E. Ball, West Virginia University Libraries
More information about the application process. 

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Steve Goodall

The Goodall Family Foundation, Founder and President
Stephen (Steve) Goodall is the retired President and CEO of J.D. Power and Associates, a leading market research firm specializing in customer satisfaction and buyer behavior. He started his career at J.D. Power in 1978 and opened the company’s first satellite office in Detroit... Read More →

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Kent Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, RedLink
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Amy Brand

Director, The MIT Press
Amy Brand, PhD, is director of the MIT Press and co-founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group, which develops open knowledge infrastructure. She has played a seminal role in transformative scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCiD, CRediT, and Peer Review Transparency. Previously... Read More →
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Jim O'Donnell

University Librarian, Arizona State University
I've long been interested in using networked information to advance dissemination and use of the most valuable information resources we share, founding an online journal in 1990, teaching over the Internet in 1994, and later serving as CIO at Penn and Provost at Georgetown.  For... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Performance Hall, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401