UKSG 39th Annual Conference and Exhibition: Bournemouth

11 Apr 2016 08:00
13 Apr 2016 13:15

The conference has now passed. Thank you to everyone who attended and who helped to make it a success. You may wish to review or reminisce with the following resources...

Highlights of the 2016 Conference courtesy of

Presentations: recordings of the plenaries and lightning talks.

Slides on SlideShare from the breakout sessions.


Browse the online 'Client Gallery' on the Stuart Lane Photography website. You will need to enter Username: 2016_UKSG and Password: openaccess

Or view selected highlights below:

Contact Stuart Lane if you would like to purchase copies of photos.

Forthcoming annual conference:

UKSG 40th Annual Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 April 2017, Harrogate


The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar and attracts over 900 delegates each year from around the world - librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries.  The conference combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition.  UKSG looks forward with eager anticipation to its return to the Bournemouth International Centre for the 2016 conference.  Explore what Bournemouth has to offer.


With thanks to our Diamond and Platinum Sponsors:


Conference Programme

The updated programme is now available.

Breakout Session Leader Biographies
Group A     |     Group B     |     Group C     |     Group D

Check out our Conference Bulletin Board to see what else is going on during the event.

Conference Sponsorship

There is a wide range of sponsorship opportunities available, as well as the chance to advertise in the conference programme.  For all enquiries about sponsoring the 2016 event please e-mail Richard Abels or call +44 (0)1923 404348.

NEW FOR 2016!  Sponsors receive priority exhibition stand selection (but the exhibition is now sold out).

Please refer to the Conference Sponsorship Terms and Conditions.

Delegates - How To Book

The closing date of 18 March for accepting bookings has now passed.

We can no longer accept bookings.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler


UKSG member delegate fee:  £475.00 + VAT
Non-member delegate fee:  £645.00 + VAT
Monday day delegate:  £225.00 + VAT
Tuesday day delegate:  £225.00 + VAT
Wednesday day delegate:  £140.00 + VAT

Special booking options are available this year:

Exhibitors - one exhibitor per stand is entitled to a half-price package.  Please ensure it has been agreed within your organisation that you are the nominated half-price delegate before selecting this option.

Librarians - Librarian members can receive a 50% discount on the day rate for a single day when one librarian from their organisation has booked the full package.  Please ensure the colleague booking the full place has already booked before placing your booking.

Further information for delegates can be found here.

The Conference Attendance List can be found here.

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.


The Exhibitor Manual is now available.

The Exhibition Guide is now available.

Intershell Group - exhibition services available.

Prize Draw Passport

Look out for this year's exhibition innovation in delegate badge holders...

- Visit the sponsoring exhibitors.
- Chat.
- Collect 15 individual stickers.
- Enter.
- Cross your fingers for a free place at ‪#‎UKSG17‬!


Stand Costs
Space-only (2.5m x 1.5m):  £1375.00 + VAT
A 'space only' stand is just that, i.e. a floor area of 2.5m x 1.5m which you can do with what you want.
Shell (2.5m x 1.5m):  £1575.00 + VAT
A shell stand comprises three walls (two if on a corner site) plus a fascia and nameboard and two spotlights.

Basic power (1 x 500w socket) is included in the stand prices and the whole hall will be carpeted but all furniture, A-V equipment, additional electrical requirements and dedicated internet connections will need to be ordered and paid for by each exhibitor.

For all exhibition-related questions please contact Karina Hunt at:


'UKSG Events' app

We are delighted to announce that the ‘UKSG Events’ app is available in the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store or online for the UKSG Conference 2016.

The free app has been designed to help delegates plan and optimise their attendance at the UKSG Conference. The app includes information on:

- sessions and speakers
- delegates
- sponsors and exhibitors
- practicalities

Click here for more information


Social Media at the Conference - #UKSG16

  • Twitter and Instagram: please use the hashtag #UKSG16. Tweets and photos using this hashtag will appear in the "Activity Feed" of the ‘UKSG Events’ app.
  • Look out for Breakout Session slides on Slideshare.


Livestream of the conference presentations

This UKSG event is being live webcast, and recorded for online viewing, courtesy of – the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s video production service. 

Monday 11 April - click here to access the livestream

Tuesday 12 April - click here to access the livestream

Wednesday 13 April - click here to access the livestream

All recordings will subsequently appear in the UKSG channel on

All plenaries and lightning talks will be streamed. Streaming begins as each session begins and recordings are available shortly afterwards. Please share, like and comment on what you see!


The 2016 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

Details of how to apply are now available.

Sponsored Places for Students/Early Career Professionals

Details of how to apply are now available.

UKSG Conference Mentoring Scheme

UKSG runs a mentoring scheme to assist those new to attending the conference in gaining the most from their experience.  More information is available here.


Accommodation is not included in the delegate fee.  Please refer to the online booking service managed by BusinessEventsBournemouth for a selection of hotels.

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