SLA-AGC Conference Online Registration is closed , we will have Onsite Registration on Monday 6th of March from 4:00 PM to 7:00 ِPM and Tuesday 7th of March from 7:30 AM to 11:00 ِAM, The registration will take place at front of Muharraq ballroom, Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel. We look forward to welcome you all next week in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Conference Transportation

Date FromToNumber of
Seats
Time
Workshop Day1
22- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Qatar University 55 08:00 AM
22- March-2014 Qatar University Renaissance Hotel 55 04:30 PM
Workshop Day2
23- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Qatar University 65 08:00 AM
23- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Qatar University 20 12:30 PM
23- March-2014 Qatar University Renaissance Hotel 85 05:15 PM
Workshop Day3
24- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Qatar University 65 08:00 AM
24- March-2014 Qatar University Renaissance Hotel 65 04:30 PM
Conference Day1
25- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Ritz Hotel 80 07:00 AM
25- March-2014 Ritz Hotel Renaissance Hotel 80 04:30 PM
25- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Qatar University 40 06:30 PM
25- March-2014 Ritz Hotel Qatar University 60 06:30 PM
25- March-2014 Ritz Hotel Sooq Waqaf & Islamic Art Museum 60 05:00 PM
25- March-2014 Qatar University Renaissance Hotel 40 10:00 PM
25- March-2014 Qatar University Ritz Hotel 60 10:00 PM
25- March-2014 Sooq Waqaf & Islamic Art Museum Ritz Hotel 60 08:30 PM
Conference Day2
26- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Ritz Hotel 80 08:00 AM
26- March-2014 Ritz Hotel Renaissance Hotel 80 05:00 PM
26- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Ritz Hotel (Award dinner) 80 07:00 PM
26- March-2014 Ritz Hotel (After award dinner) Renaissance Hotel 80 10:00 PM
Conference Day3
27- March-2014 Renaissance Hotel Ritz Hotel 80 08:00 AM
27- March-2014 Ritz Hotel Renaissance Hotel 80 01:00 PM

Why Attend

The Special Libraries Association-Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC) takes great Pleasure in inviting you to be part of the SLA-AGC 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held Ritz Carlton Doha , Qatar during 25-27 March, 2014.

SLA-AGC is now in its 20th year, having grown from a small symposium attended by Just 100 delegates back in 1993, to a full conference program attended by over 700 Delegates from around the Gulf region, the Arab states and the world.

The value of the conference to participants is probably best endorsed by the number of participants each year, and the repeat participation of librarians and information Specialists every year. Most delegates are key decision makers in their organizations; We aim to build on the success of the 2013 in AbuDhabi conference and make 2014 an even better Experience for both delegates and exhibitors. We are working hard to produce a varied program that will enable the delegates to engage and interact with each other.

The aim of each conference is not only to provide a forum for discussion and learning , but also an opportunity for delegates to develop new business relationships. SLA-AGC is committed to both running a successful, productive and regionally significant conference and ensuring that the important position that our sponsors occupy in the industry is acknowledged and recognized. We hope that you see the benefits and advantages of supporting SLA-AGC annual Conference in 2013, and SLA-AGC as a partner in staging this Conference. In an increasingly technology-oriented society, the effectiveness of information technologies into Libraries operations is more important than ever.

The exhibition and conference held last year had received an overwhelming response with over 60 companies, and 200 exhibitors , and 600 delegates attending the conference technical session from across UAE, GCC, and from around the globe. We are confident that this year's conference will have more success in attracting various Librarians, information professionals, STM publishers, E-Content providers and practitioners in the field of libraries and knowledge management within and beyond the region.

The SLA-AGC 2014 provides a highly interactive and professional platform for exchanging concepts, visions, progress, and we welcome any innovative researchers, and approach participation from relevant organizations to be our partners in this significant gathering. I look forward to seeing you all in AbuDhabi, UAE for the SLA-AGC 19th Annual conference & exhibition.

Wish you all the best.

Mohamed Mubarak
President
SLA- Arabian Gulf Chapter


Invitation Letter

If you would like to get an invitation letter to attend the 20th Annual Conference of SLA (Arabian Gulf Chapter) in Doha, Qatar, please send an E-mail to:

Athraa Al Alawi
Public Relation and Membership Chair
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel

Situated on the Arabian Gulf, the Ritz Carlton Doha is a luxurious island resort in the exclusive West Bay Lagoon district. It offers a private marina and lagoon-style outdoor pool. Featuring brightly-hued colours and contemporary style, all Ritz-Carlton rooms offer private balconies with great views of the sea or the neighbouring Doha Golf Club. Blending Arabic and Asian methods, the Ritz-Carlton Spa provides a variety treatments and massages. It also has an indoor pool, Roman baths, sauna and steam room. You can savour the selection of the 8 different restaurants, bars and lounges. Live piano music can be enjoyed daily at The Lobby Lounge while Habanos offers premium cigars and Porcini boasts a wine cellar. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is located 10 minutes' drive from The Pearl and 15 minutes' drive from the Doha Gulf Club.

Photo Gallery

Hotel Map & Directions

Airport (Doha International Airport)

  • From the airport go straight, head on towards the corniche.
  • The corniche stretches down from Qatar museum roundabout.
  • From Qatar museum roundabout, drive straight onwards on the corniche till you reach the roundabout where the Qtel Tower is located, turn left after the roundabout and then head straight.
  • Passing through City Center at the third traffic signal turn right, go straight till the first roundabout, turn right then and go straight crossing two roundabouts.
  • Then go over the bridge and from the bridge you will see the The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, take right after the bridge, then left, straight forward you will reach the hotel.

Other (From Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

  • Head towards Dammam Road and turn right onto Route 40.
  • Continuing on Route 40, take the ramp and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Route 5303.
  • Continue straight onto Route 522 and take turn slightly right onto Route 75.
  • After 17.6 kilometers, head onto Route 615. Take a detour to Route 6646 for 38 kilometers before turning right back onto Route 615.
  • Keep on driving straight and continue onto Route 95B along the coast.
  • Continue onto Salwa Road, entering Qatar.
  • On Jaidah Roundabout, turn left on Al Khaleej Street, go straight.
  • Go straight pass the underpass, and on the 2nd roundabout – you will see a fire station in front of you on the right, take the 2nd exit onto Al Istiqlal Street.
  • Keep on going straight, go over the bridge and from the bridge you will see the The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.
  • Take right after the bridge, then left on the first roundabout, straight forward you will reach the hotel.

From Al Khor

  • Drive south on Al Khor Coastal Road, passing Doha Golf Club
  • From Al Khor Coastal Road, continue onto Al Jamiaa Street
  • Exit on the University Signal, turn left on West Bay Lagoon Street
  • Turn right on the first roundabout and continue straight until you are at the end of the street (the 2nd roundabout) and turn left
  • Go over the bridge and from the bridge you will see the The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
  • Take right after the bridge, then left on the first roundabout, straight forward you will reach the hotel

Visa

Applying for VISA to attend the conference

Dear SLA-AGC Delegate

If you would like to apply for a VISA to attend the 20th Annual Conference & Exhibition of SLA-AGC, please send copy of your passport to registration officer Mrs.Sajita Madan on the following email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

And if you plan to attend the PreConference workshop , please send copy of your passport to Ms.Sheila on the following email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note:

  • That a VISA is eligible only for delegate who register to attend the conference.
  • The conference organizing committee has the right to reject any application.
  • No passports will be accepted after the 15th of February 2014.
  • Registration number must be submitted with the passport copy to confirm registration.

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