Thursday, April 27, 2017

CFP: NFAIS “Open Access & Beyond” Conference (October 2017 Alexandria, VA)

NFAIS “Open Access & Beyond” Conference on October 2– 3, 2017 in Old Town Alexandria, VA

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017


Open Access (OA) continues to gain momentum as open science and open peer review advance the movement and trends. From the research development to the scholarly output, creating a more transparent end-to-end process allows unfettered sharing, inclusion and
collaboration as a continuum in scientific research and discovery. And while all of this aligns well with a more socially engaged information community, it continues to disrupt and change the direction of how scholarly communications are evolving.

NFAIS will explore this multidimensional disruption at our Open Access Conference on October 2- 3, 2017 in Old Town Alexandria, VA.  The program will consist of keynote speakers, plenary and panel sessions. Become a speaker and share your insights and expertise with others in the information services community: introduce current thinking,
industry trends, new technologies and application to others in the industry. You may be selected to present alone, with a co-presenter, or as a panel.

We are looking for visionary, inspiring and future-focused individuals who can elevate discussions, debate and provide practical ideas and solutions.

Presentation Guidelines:

  • The submissions deadline is May 15, 2017
  • Submissions must be in English
  • Presentations must be original and unique to the Open Access and
  • Beyond Conference; the same presentation/talk cannot have been given 90 days prior to the conference
  • Presentations must be educational in nature (sales presentations will not be accepted)
  • Presentations should be at least 20 minutes in length but no more than 45 minutes and allow time for Q&A.
  • Presentations should focus on the following discussion topics:

    • History of Open Access, Open Science and or Open Peer Review Movements
    • Policy,  Best Practices and Compliance
    • Business Models including Author Solutions
    • Funding Models
    • Alternative Models
    • Library Role in Preserving, Accessing & Discovering OA content
    • Legal & Ethical Considerations
    • Open Publishing
    • Open Peer Review
    • Role of Altmetrics in Open Access
    • Role of Researcher in Open Access
    • Other

Submitting Your Proposal:

Submissions should include a title, presentation summary (maximum of 300 words) identifying the purpose, content, and learning objectives/expected outcomes for participants, and a professional biography of presenter(s) (maximum of 50 words) along with a photo for
inclusion in our program, should your presentation be accepted. Also provide your full name, institutional affiliation and mailing address, including email.


For more information about this event, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or