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The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Brighton Centre in 2020 and is a major event in the scholarly communications calendar which 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.


March 30 2020 - 10:00
April 01 2020 - 13:00


The Brighton Centre
Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2GR
United Kingdom

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About the Event

The UKSG Committee has completed its first review of the submissions and speakers have all now been contacted.  There are still some gaps in the programme and the remaining submissions will be reviewed in October. 

The conference attracts delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers and intermediaries.  It provides a much-respected forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.

Feedback from our recent 2019 conference in Telford suggests delegates are also interested in hearing about (in no particular order):

  • Inclusion and equity in practice
  • Teaching and Learning Support
  • Research Data Management
  • REF support
  • Further Education – best practice and experience
  • Text & Data Mining
  • Open Science
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Voices of Researchers and those responsible for research support
  • Career Development/HR
  • Learning Analytics
  • Positioning the Library

To have a truly engaging conference, UKSG believes we need to hear from people with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds - and we particularly want to encourage and include those from under-represented communities. We are not there yet. As well as supporting all plenary speakers and lead breakout speakers with a free place and expenses, we are looking at expanding our list of sponsored places to support early career and target those from under-represented communities to attend, so please keep an eye out for sponsored places opportunities.

News:  UKSG appoints Content Online as their conference sponsorship and advertising sales partner.  More details here


Booking for the conference will open later this year, if you would like to receive further updates please register you interest here

For any general queries please contact or for sponsorship queries contact our agent: Michael Barber at Content Online - - +44 (0)20 7164 6917


The closing date for cancellations is Friday 28th February, after which date cancellations will not be eligible for a refund.

The UKSG code of conduct can be found here and UKSG terms and conditions 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.

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