Wednesday, February 14, 2018

CFP: Beyond the Numbers (Conference on Data Ecosystem - St. Louis, MO November, 2018)

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its third biennial conference on economic information: "Beyond the Numbers"

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"The data ecosystem" encompasses all the institutions and people involved in the production, management, and use of economic data, from the newest undergraduate student to the seasoned librarian to the venerable economist. This conference will bring together librarians, information professionals, data researchers, and data managers to improve understanding of economic resources and how to find, use, and share them. We encourage users, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face.

Possible topics include:

  *   Best practices and common missteps in using economic data
  *   New, misunderstood, or underused economic information tools and sources
  *   Deep dives into the construction of economic and financial data
  *   Curating data for access, preservation, sharing, and re-use
  *   Data description, citation, and findability
  *   Research data management for economics and related disciplines

Proposal types include:
  *   Sessions: 45-minute full sessions or 20-minute short sessions
  *   Panels and roundtable discussions: 45-60 minutes
  *   Tutorials and hands-on workshops: 90 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. For presentations and panel discussions, clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain. For tutorials and workshops, explain what resource you will demonstrate and how the tutorial will benefit attendees. Workshops based on software resources should also include a brief description of necessary skills and tools required for participants. All proposals will be reviewed by the conference organizing committee

Please submit your proposals by Monday, April 30, 2018, via email to Refer to the submission template.