Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CFP: Code4Lib 2018 (February 13-16, 2018) - Washington DC

Code4Lib 2018 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit http://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from February 13, 2018 - February 16, 2018.  More information about Code4lib 2018 is available on this year’s conference website http://2018.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

- Projects you've worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software
- Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)
- Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development
- Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You'll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. In addition, we are holding a poster session at the conference. If you would be interested in presenting your topic as a poster, please indicate so on the submission form.

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.
Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). In addition, panel participants will have registration slots held. The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Sunday, October 15,, 2017 at midnight PST (GMT−8). Voting will start on Monday, October 23, 2017 and continue through Monday, November 13, 2017.

**The URL to submit votes will be announced on the Code4Lib website and mailing list and will require an active (free) code4lib.org account to participate. The final list of presentations will be announced in December. **

Thank you,
The Code4Lib 2018 Program Committee