Wednesday, June 13, 2018

NFAIS CFP: Movements and Models Supporting Open Access (October 2018 - Alexandria, Virginia)

NFAIS Call For Presenters!

Open Access (OA) continues to offer transformative change in traditional scholarly research that is moving us toward and open science future. From research development to scholarly output, creating a more transparent end-to-end process allows unfettered sharing, inclusion and collaboration as a continuum in scientific research and discovery. As we support researchers through OA initiatives, we are creating science without barriers.

NFAIS will explore this multidimensional disruption at our "Movements and Models Supporting Open Access" Conference on October 1 - 2, 2018 in Old Town Alexandria, VA, and we invite you join the discussion as a speaker!

The program will address emerging OA practices, statistics and analytics of open access models, and new publishing models that deliver fully affordable open access. If you are a university library supporting unique OA models, an advocate of open access, or can share how your organization is making progress on the OA movement, we invite you to become a speaker and share your trends, new technologies, and applications to others in the industry. You may be selected to present alone, with a co-presenter, or as a panel.

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Presentation Guidelines
  *   The submissions deadline is July 31, 2018
  *   Submissions must be in English
  *   Presentations must be original and unique to the Movements and Models Supporting Open Access 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.

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. Please also provide for us your full name, institutional affiliation and mailing address, including email.
Click here: for more information or to submit your proposal.  Feel free to contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon at with any questions.