From the President's Desk

June 2023

The following message was published in the June 2023 issue of In Session, the bulletin for CALL members:

Greetings CALL/ACBD members,

Annual Conference

In my first in-session note to you, I wish to say that I am deeply honoured to have been elected to serve as the 2023/2024 President of CALL/ACBD. For those who were able to attend our first in-person conference since the COVID-19 pandemic, you can recall the energetic atmosphere of a very successful event. With an impressive turn out of over 230 registered attendees, Hamilton 2023 fulfilled the theme of Innovation, Research and Leadership (...)

It is never too early to start planning for the next annual conference. The date for the conference is a relative departure from the past practice of having it in May. Due to the extended impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CALL/ACBD 2020 conference that was originally scheduled to take place in Montreal had to be moved to a virtual one. The contract with Sheraton had to be extended, but the only available dates that works for both parties is June 25 – 28, 2024.

I am looking forward to seeing as many people as are able to participate in Montreal 2024.

Strategic Plan

Looking ahead, I am looking forward to implementing the 3-year Strategic Plan that members of the Executive Board have put together. More details will be shared with you in the coming months.


During the initial years after I joined CALL/ACBD in 2006, I recall joining a few committees and SIGs after being invited by some more experienced colleagues. I found this experience very fulfilling, and it exposed me to different levels of professional development. Some of the committees and SIGs need volunteers. I encourage you to identify something that interests you and where you would be willing to make an impact.

Thank you to all those who have put their names forward and to all who continue to assist.

With warm weather in full swing, I am wishing everyone a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer.

Yemisi Dina
President, CALL/ACBD

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