Opening Keynote – Sarah Houghton


21st Century Library Ethics

Sarah Houghton is best known as the author of the award-winning  She is also the Director for the San Rafael Public Library in northern California. Sarah is a big technology nerd and believes in the power of libraries to change lives. Her first book came out in 2010: Technology Training in Libraries and she is a frequent speaker for online and realspace worldwide events for libraries and other institutions.

Closing Keynote – Eliza Knockwood


Eliza Star Child Knockwood is a Mi’kmaq woman from Abegweit First Nation with a vital, creative, and powerful voice. She is an experienced public speaker and facilitator, and is a filmmaker with over 14 years experience in the film industry. She is serves on the boards of many Island organizations, including the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI, the PEI Council of the Arts, Rock Barra Artist Retreat Co-op and the Sierra Club Atlantic Executive Committee.

She is currently producing and editing a film “All My Relations” on personal and collective healing not only for First Nations people, but all people. Eliza Star-Child is known for her ability to speak from the heart, bringing her unique perspective as a First Nations woman, single parent, and two-spirited person as she connects with people of all ages through her filmmaking and public engagement work. She is a passionate advocate for her diverse community, the land and sea.