The Beyond the Hype: Web 2.0 Symposium is being held in Brisbane, Australia, 1-2 February 2008. There is a call for abstracts, deadline 30 November 2007. "The symposium offers a forum for exploration of the role and future of web 2.0 technology within the ever-changing library industry ... The symposium is called Beyond the Hype because it will not only explore the potentials of web 2.0 technologies to the library profession, but also consider the realities and limitations." For more info go to http://www.alia.org.au/groups/
quill/beyond.hype.html or http://beyondthehype.ning.com/
On a related theme Gerry McKiernan has created a survey on SurveyMonkey "to identify the use of Web/2.0 technologies for work-related purposes by librarians. In addition, the survey seeks to identify individual and collective attitudes and views about the significance and value of Web/2.0-based research and scholarship."
and there is a Scholarship 2.0 blog at http://scholarship20.blogspot.com/
Photo by Sheila Webber: Poinsettia, Adelaide, Australia, 2004.