Theme: Access in Transition
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for sessions in the 2020 CRKN Conference. The conference will be held virtually during the month of October as a series of webinars, panels, discussions, and social activities to be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Eastern time.
This has been a year of unprecedented transition for the research community. Our conference will build upon this shift with the theme “Access in Transition.” How is your organization or community defining access? How are you providing innovative ways to access collections now and in the future? How is access being reconceptualized at your organization?
We invite abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
- Collaborative efforts for access
- The future of open access and open science
- Data-driven collections analysis
- Indigenous perspectives on library and GLAM practices
- Decentralized service and remote access
- Digitization strategies
- Preservation of heritage content
- Copyright and rights statements for heritage content
Presentations may take the form of:
- 25-minute presentations
- 45-minute panel sessions
- 10-minute lightning talks
- Other session types that work well for an online audience - let us know your ideas! (For example, Twitter meet-ups, poster sessions, interactive demonstrations)
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 Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.
All proposals will be considered, and final recommendations will be made by the CRKN 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 CRKN Annual General Meeting.
For any questions, please contact Francesca Brzezicki at email@example.com or 613-907-7028.
Conference Accessibility and Inclusivity
CRKN is committed to hosting a safe and inclusive online event. Click here to read about our Conference Code of Conduct.
CRKN is happy to work with applicants who require assistance submitting their proposal or who have questions about the application process. Please contact Francesca Brzezicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-907-7028.
Registration for the 2020 CRKN Conference will be free of charge due to the exceptional circumstances faced by Canadians and the global community this year. We invite all levels of participation from those interested in attending any of the conference sessions.