The UKSG Annual Conference and Exhibition is a major three-day event in the scholarly communications calendar. Here's a flavour:
The conference attracts over 900 delegates from around the world including librarians, publishers, content providers, consultants and intermediaries. It takes place in the UK each spring and is open to all. UKSG members benefit from a significant discount on fees.
The conference covers a wide range of topics and combines high-quality plenary presentations, lightning talks and breakout sessions with entertaining social events and a major trade exhibition. It is a fantastic opportunity to keep up to date with trends, access new ideas and practical information and to catch up with colleagues and network.
What do delegates say?
“For me, this is still THE best information sharing and networking event on the professional calendar.”
“It exceeded my expectations, I am an experienced librarian but new to my current post and I found it incredibly inspiring. Thank you!”
“It is an excellent opportunity to meet our vendors and have a chance to talk to people who work with the same things as I do. I look forward to the conference every year.”
“UKSG is one of my favourite conferences! I enjoy the mix of librarians, publishers, vendors etc. and I appreciate the greater feeling of collaboration at this event.”
What do exhibitors say?
“UKSG is a key event and the most productive conference on our calendar.”
“It allows us to engage with a large number of both existing and prospective customers from all over the UK and Northern Europe.”
“We see this as a key event in our calendar and it’s a very important event for connecting with customers and prospects.”
Awards and Bursaries
2018 John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award
UKSG and NASIG are sister organisations offering two lucky members, one from NASIG and one from UKSG, the chance to attend each other's annual conference. The award is named in honour of John Merriman, in recognition of his work in founding both UKSG and NASIG.
Sponsored Places for Students and Early Career Professionals
UKSG offers six free places for students and early career professionals to attend their Annual Conference and Exhibition.
The Annual Conference is live webcast and recorded for online viewing, courtesy of IET.tv – the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s video production service.
All plenaries and lightning talks are streamed. Streaming starts as each session begins and recordings are available shortly afterwards. Viewers are invited to share, like and comment on what they see!
||Click here to access recordings from previous Annual Conference sessions.|
‘UKSG Events’ app
The Annual Conference is supported by the UKSG Events app which is free to download and use. The app has been designed to help delegates plan and optimise their attendance at the UKSG Conference. The app includes information on:
- sessions and speakers
Call for Topics and Speakers
The UKSG Annual Conference attracts almost 1,000 delegates from across the global knowledge community. It provides an outstanding forum for discussing trends, showcasing initiatives, finding out about current practice across sectors, and connecting with other professionals.
Every year in May/June, suggestions are invited for topics for plenary sessions, breakout sessions and lightning talks. In all cases, suggestions for speakers alongside topic ideas are also welcome. Decisions are notified in July.
Code of Conduct
UKSG works to facilitate community integration, networking, discussion and exchange of ideas in an inclusive and respectful conference atmosphere, inviting diverse perspectives and opinions. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact UKSG staff immediately, who will refer you to our Membership Officer or Conference Chair.
The UKSG 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Telford, UK from 8-10 April 2019.
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