Thursday, May 14, 2015

Call for topics and speakers: UKSG Forum 2015 and UKSG Annual Conference 2016

UKSG is running a joint call for papers for (a) the 2016 Annual Conference (11-13 April, Bournemouth, UK) and (b) the 2015 Forum (18 November, London, UK; this is the day after the UKSG One-Day Conference, although please note that the programme for the latter event is separately planned and there is no call for papers). 


The UKSG committee invites you to suggest topics and speakers for:

(a) our 2015 Forum, to be held in London, UK on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Now entering its third year, the Forum attracts approximately 350 delegates from across the knowledge community of librarians, publishers and related agents, suppliers and  intermediaries. The Forum is the place for ideas, debate, provocations and short briefings on best practice and interesting projects - the programme consists of 7-10 minute lightning talks. The overall subject focus for 2015 is “design, simplicity and user experience”. (Note that although the Forum is the day after the UKSG One-Day Conference (mark your diaries 
17-18 November), the programme for the latter event is separately planned and is not part of this call for topics / speakers.)

(b) our 2016 Annual Conference, to be held in Bournemouth, UK from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2016

The conference attracts almost 1,000 delegates of a similarly wide-ranging global provenance. It provides a much respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.

Suggestions for speakers / topics for both events are invited, and must be submitted via the UKSG website:

The deadline for suggestions is Friday 5 June 2015.

We look forward to your suggestions!

Best wishes,


Charlie Rapple
Honorary Secretary, UKSG