Monday, March 13, 2023

CFP - Beyond the Numbers 2023 (November 6th-8th, 2023 - St. Louis, Missouri)

Call for Proposals for Beyond the Numbers 2023
Submission deadline: Friday, June 9, 2023
Conference URL:

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seeks submissions for its biennial conference on economic information. 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, educators, creators, curators, and managers of economic, business, and financial information to share their expertise and provide insights into the challenges they face. If you have attended before, consider presenting and sharing your expertise!

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Data Literacy
  • How do we cultivate it for ourselves?
  • How do we teach it?
  • How do we combat economic illiteracy and misinterpreted data?

Data Management
  • Access, preservation, sharing, and reuse
  • Data management plans and changing requirements to secure research funding
  • Best practices for promoting FAIR principles (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse)

Data Tools and Resources
  • New, misunderstood, underused, or non-traditional economic information tools and sources
  • Library instruction using economic data: case studies, best practices
  • Accessing data through APIs
  • Data wrangling and cleanup
  • Finding hidden economic information (e.g., data stored in archives and institutional repositories)
  • Economic data visualization: best practices, tools, and what to avoid

Hot Topics in Business, Economics, and Data Librarianship
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG)
  • Artificial intelligence, ChatGPT, and related topics
  • Cryptocurrency, blockchain, and related topics
Choose your preferred presentation type:
  • Lightning talk: 5-7 minutes
  • Session: 20 minutes

Abstracts for each proposal should be no more than 250 words. Clearly state the aim of the presentation, the topic, and the specific knowledge attendees will gain.

All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Organizing Committee and must be submitted by Friday, June 9, 2023, to

Please include the following information in your submission:
  • Title
  • Presenter(s)
  • Presenter affiliation
  • Presenter email(s)
  • Presentation type
  • Abstract (250 words)