What will it mean to be an information professional in coming decades? How can we shape the public perception of our slice of the economy? How will job opportunities change? This panel session shares the insights from two recent conferences that brought together thought leaders from around the country to envision the future of information professionals. Panelists who are on the front lines of recruitment and who hire information professionals in different environments – biomedical, industry, and government – will then share their perspectives about information professionals. Following initial presentations, the attendees will be encouraged to pose questions to the panelists in an interactive discussion.