ATG Conferences, Meetings, Webinars 1/28/20

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UKSG 43rd Annual Conference and Exhibition: Brighton 2020

The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brighton Centre in 2020 and is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which attracts over 900 delegates each year from around the world – librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition.

Click here for the latest conference programme. Do revisit from time to time as we update it with the latest confirmed speakers.  Follow us on twitter  – ‘#UKSG2020’

We are collaborating with SSP again this year to offer a half day pre-conference.

Seeking Sustainability: Publishing Models for an Open Access Age

Sunday, 29 March 2020
1:00-5:00 pm
The Brighton Centre

Booking is separate to the UKSG Annual Conference and is a direct arrangement with SSP.  Details here:

MIRA (Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics) Conference

Submit proposals here

Call For Proposal Rubric

Proposal Submission Deadline:  Jan 31, 2020  EXTENDED: February 14, 2020
Notification of Acceptance:  Mar 20, 2020
Conference Registration Opens:  April 6, 2020
The Makerspaces for Innovation and Research in Academics (MIRA) conference planning Committee seeks proposals for its third annual conference at the University of La Verne, La Verne, CA on July 15-16, 2020.
The MIRA Conference seeks to bring together a group of makers, librarians, educators and practitioners for presentations, workshops, discussions and networking. We encourage participation from all types of makerspaces such as academic, community, museums, libraries (K-12, higher education, public, special), institutions, and organizations.
We especially welcome session proposals that are hands-on, engaging and include audience participation activities!
We also welcome proposals from makerspace students. Students will have an opportunity to apply for registration/travel scholarships…

Session Types (hands-on, engaging and include audience participation activities are welcomed):
  • Pre-Conference Workshop (3 hours): An in-depth, interactive and hands-on exploration of a topic. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Workshop (45 mins): A hands-on training session. Presenter will need to bring their own equipment and supplies.
  • Presentation (20 mins): A session that can include ideas, experiences, original research, engaging discussion questions or activities.
  • Roundtable Discussion (45 mins): A session that offers conversations in a casual, round table setting.
  • Panel Discussion (45 mins) : A session that brings together 2-5 presenters into a cohesive conversation intended to engage audience members.
 If you have any questions, contact Vinaya Tripuraneni, Planning Committee Chair, at

Kuopio Conference 2020
6th – 8th May 2020 | Wien

Since its launch in 1999 by Pentti Vattulainen of the Finnish National Repository Library the Kuopio Conference has gained an ever growing audience of international experts within a well-established network through IFLA, LIBER and other initiatives.

At its 6th meeting in 2018 in Basel, Switzerland, the conference came under the umbrella of EPICo, the European Print Initiatives Collaboration ( and a series of biannual events was planned across Europe, starting with the 2020 Kuopio conference in Vienna.

Under the main title “Review and Renew: Collection Management Policies in a Digital Age” library professionals, scientists and representatives of major Publishers will present their approaches to challenges like preservation policies, evaluation of archiving projects, economic models, metadata and many more.

We strive for an interesting and seminal thought exchange in the inspiring environment of Vienna.

For questions concerning the registration or hotel bookings:
University of Vienna
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-17677

For questions concerning the organisation or the programme:
Vienna University Library
University of Vienna
Universitaetsring 1
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-150 20

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 

The Innovative Library Classroom is a day-long conference dedicated to the exploration of innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries. TILC is an experience that grew out of the regional LEO (Libraries Exchange Observation) project. LEO was originally created by instruction librarians from three southwest Virginia institutions: Radford University, Hollins University, and Virginia Tech.  The goal of the group was to promote cross-institutional peer-observation, and now includes group meetings and workshops that take place each semester. LEO includes participants from Roanoke College, Virginia Western Community College, and New River Community College.​

TILC 2020 is at William & Mary. The preconference social, including the poster session, will be held 6 pm to 8 pm on June 4th in Swem Library. The conference will be held on June 5th from 9 am to 4 pm in the School of Education, with Derrick Jefferson, Associate Librarian at American University, as our keynote speaker.


The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) is also pleased to announce the William & Mary Libraries Travel Grant to attend the 2020 conference, held at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA on June 4th and 5th. The grant will help someone from an underrepresented and/or marginalized group attend the conference by providing funding for travel, registration, and accommodations at a nearby hotel. Multiple applicants may be awarded the grant.

Thanks to the generosity of William & Mary Libraries, we are able to increase funding to include transportation to this year’s conference, with a total reimbursement up to $1000 per recipient.

To be eligible to apply for the travel grant you must:

  • ​Be working in librarianship (professional or paraprofessional), pursuing a job in librarianship, or enrolled in an ALA accredited post-graduate program.
  • ​Identify as a member of a racial or ethnic minority in the United States, the LGBTQ+ community, or as a person with a disability. Underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are identified in accordance with the ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach recruitment resources.

Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 24, 2020. For more details and to apply, visit:

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