The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the virtual component of the 2022 CRKN Conference, which will be held from October 3 to 7, 2022. (Click here for more information on this year’s hybrid conference schedule.)
Our conference theme is “Strength in Community,” encompassing the ways we rely on each other to overcome challenges, solve problems, and reach new heights in our work in the scholarly and heritage sectors. Does your organization have a story to tell about how you connected with your community to achieve a shared goal, partnered with a stakeholder to develop a new resource, or discovered a new perspective on the communities you serve?
In celebration of community, we invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
- Innovative partnerships in the research and GLAM (gallery, library, archive, and museum) sectors
- Open access and open science
- Community-developed projects and tools
- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (EDIA) initiatives
- Decolonization and Indigenization of library and GLAM practices
- Accountability standards and practices
- Perspectives on research and scholarship through the lens of community
- Increasing accessibility and discoverability of research content and collections
Sessions may take the form of:
- 10-minute lightning talks or digital poster presentations
- 30-minute sessions
- 60-minute sessions
- 30-minute guided thematic discussions: guided thematic discussions are sessions that are facilitated by at least one host and that incorporate attendee participation, similar to an extended question and answer period.
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.
Proposals should include a 250-word abstract for your presentation or panel and a 100-word speaker biography for each speaker. Please submit your proposals using this form by Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
All proposals will be considered, and final recommendations will be made by the Conference Planning Committee for approval by the CRKN Board of Directors. All proposals will be delivered virtually to a virtual audience.
The conference will also include in person CRKN workshops and the CRKN Annual General Meeting, taking place in person in Montreal. These sessions will be organized by the CRKN Board of Directors and Committees.
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.
Conference Code of Conduct
CRKN is committed to fostering a positive and inclusive conference environment, and trains staff and committee members on incident reporting and follow-up. Click here to read our Conference Code of Conduct.