DataCite will hold its second Summer Meeting on August 24th and 25th  at the historic Shattuck Plaza Hotel in Berkeley, California. The Summer Meeting will be a 1.5 day event and is open to all. You can register at:
DataCite blog - DataCite Summer Meeting “Data and the Scholarly Record: the Changing Landscape” - June 30, 2011
DataCite is a service for providing permanent DOIs to data sets, in particular to enable consistent citation of data sets in the scientific literature.
There are many international partners in DataCite, CISTI's role is to establish DataCite Canada.