February 20, 2003
Mr. Dorsey James
1943 Spruce Hill Road
Pickering, ON, L1V 1S6
Dear Mr. James,
The Program Committee for the OPPI/OALA 2003 Joint Conference
is pleased to invite you to present your proposal at the Power
of Place conference. A total of 65 proposals were submitted
from the Proposal Call, and of these, approximately 25% have been
incorporated, either wholly or in part, into the 2003 Program.
Iíve had the opportunity of speaking with a number of you over
the past few weeks in order to discuss the inclusion of your proposal
into sessions and the linking of like proposals. The Program Committee
feels that these strategic linkages have enabled us to include more
submitted proposals into the full Program. I will be continuing
to call those of you that I have not had the opportunity of speaking
with to discuss your proposals and the session format.
All of us are dealing with the financial realities of limited budgets
and the OPPI/OALA Conference is no exception. Consequently, we encourage
professionals to give freely of their time for this conference.
The Conference Committee will offer you a complementary meal close
to your session as identified above, however, all incidental expenses
will be your responsibility. Should you wish to attend other conference
sessions or activities, we encourage you to take advantage of the
early registration discounts. The conference package will provide
further details and a block of rooms at Deerhurst has been set aside
for this conference.
The Program Committee believes that an outstanding program has
been developed for our peers. Your contribution is sure to enhance
our effort to provide delegates with a rich and rewarding learning
experience. Further information regarding your participation will
be provided to you by the moderator of your session in the coming
In the meantime, I would like to thank you again for joining our
team for this outstanding event. We look forward to speaking
with you and to your participation in what promises to be our most
successful conference to date.
Barbara Jeffrey, MCIP, RPP
Chair of Program Committee
OPPI/OALA 2003 Conference
Telephone (905) 895-9578