Please excuse multiple postings: Don't miss the wit and wisdom of our keynote speakers at the 2006 Colorado Association of Libraries -- A ClassiCAL Celebration of Libraries and Literature! It all happens November 9-12 in Denver at the newly-renovated John Q. Hammons Convention Center/Holiday Inn DIA (I-70 & Chambers). Chief Morale Officer, Kirk Weisler, kicks it off Thursday evening. Kirk is known for his remarkable ability to enhance culture, create connections and build community wherever he goes. Kirk enthusiastically invites, engages, and then involves audiences in experiential events that leave them empowered with practical, doable techniques they can take home and replicate with their co-workers. Don't miss this exciting presentation! Friday morning, reset your mind with John Naisbitt. The best-selling author of Megatrends, puts a new work onto book shelves in October - get ready for Mind Set! You'll learn the secrets of cultural forecasting that will help you understand today's world and the opportunities of tomorrow. A book signing will follow this fascinating speech. Saturday morning, the 2006 speaker for the Julie J. Boucher Memorial Lecture on Intellectual Freedom is award-winning author Brent Hartinger. Brent has written several young adult novels including The Geography Club and The Last Chance Texaco. This year, the IFC will create a statewide blog for the CAL conference attendees and library staff to discuss his book Geography Club. Saturday evening, writer & director Ann Seidl takes center stage! Ann is working on the much-anticipated documentary, The Hollywood Librarian, which examines the roles of librarians in cinema and society. Covering many issues of librarianship, from censorship to equal access, Ann's presentation is sure to inspire an encore! Sunday morning, buy your ticket to see the queen - the Sweet Potato Queen to be specific! Jill Conner Browne will show us all how to live like royalty! Enjoy her humor, a brunch, book signing and photographs all in one glamorous event! Check out the CAL web site at _www.cal-webs.org_ (http://www.cal-webs.org/) for information on tickets to this event and more details of this year's conference.