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The UKSG Forum is a dynamic exhibition and networking event designed to bring together the knowledge community each year. 


SAVE THE DATE for the 2024 Forum - Thursday 5th December - Birmingham, UK. 

The UKSG Forum was conceived in response to requests from members. It is now established as a major event in the scholarly communications calendar supporting UKSG’s mission "to connect the knowledge community and encourage the exchange of ideas on scholarly communication". 

UKSG's unique and distinctive contribution to the scholarly experience

The UKSG Forum is one of the key benefits of being a UKSG member and attendance is therefore free to anyone working for a UKSG member organisation. In line with its charitable status, UKSG also wishes to encourage attendance by members of the wider community and therefore subsidises the event so that a nominal charge applies to non-members. A number of student bursaries are also offered each year.

Free to UKSG members!

Check the UKSG member list.

Consider becoming a UKSG member.

What can I expect at the UKSG Forum?

  • short sessions on best practice and interesting projects
  • a comprehensive exhibition
  • ample, good-quality networking opportunities

The Forum is the place for ideas, debate, provocations and short briefings. The programme consists of short lightning talks that provide “food for thought", appealing to a broad range of interests and levels.

"The short presentations made the day very flexible.  I was able to attend the sessions, switch to the exhibition and pick up refreshments when I wanted."

"A laid back event, just right for networking, and a good combination of timings for lightning talks, meetings and networking."


The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to connect with delegates and raise your profile in the second half of the year. Options for participation include sponsorship, exhibition space and private meeting rooms.

UKSG continually strives to improve the experience of delegates and exhibitors. The UKSG Forum is therefore supported by innovative measures such as a sponsors' 'prize draw passport' scheme or a Twitter wall to display the buzz.

Past Forums

2023 - “Everything everywhere all at once”: keeping up with our user’s information needs in the age of open scholarship and TikTok

2017 - “Collaboration and adapting to change”

2016 - “The innovation game: Breaking the rules”

2015 - "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci): design, simplicity and user experience

2014 - Information without frontiers – barriers and solutions

2013 - Library Discovery Technologies

Please note that, although the UKSG Forum sometimes takes place at the same time of year as the UKSG One-Day Conference, it is a separate event and arrangements for attendance at one or both events should be made independently of each other.

For further information please contact Bev Acreman