The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2021 CRKN Conference, which will be held virtually from October 13 to 21, 2021.
This year’s conference theme is “Shifting the Future,” focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, decolonization and Indigenization, collaborative change, the post-pandemic world, accountability in library and heritage work, digital initiatives, and more.
We invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
- The future of open access and open science
- Data-driven collections analysis
- EDI initiatives
- Decolonization and Indigenization of library and GLAM practices
- Current or post-pandemic shifts in our work
- Accountability standards and practices
- Digitization and preservation strategies
- Increasing discoverability and mobilization of heritage content for research
- Innovative projects and initiatives
CRKN actively encourages proposals from individuals who identify as part of marginalized communities, including but not limited to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals, LGBTQIA2+ individuals, disabled individuals, and people of colour. CRKN also actively encourages proposals from individuals associated with small or under-funded organizations, or organizations with specialized focuses.
The deadline of the call has been extended from July 14 until Wednesday, July 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Please submit your proposals using this form. Proposals should include a 250-word abstract for your presentation or panel and a 100-word speaker biography for each speaker.
All proposals will be considered, and final recommendations will be made by the Conference Planning Committee for approval by the CRKN Board of Directors.
The conference will also include sessions curated by CRKN, as well as CRKN business sessions and the annual Meeting of the Members.
CRKN staff is happy to work with applicants who require assistance submitting their proposal or who have questions about the application process. For more information, please contact Francesca Brzezicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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