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The next UKSG annual conference will be held in person in Brighton, UK on 31 March -2 April 2025.

The conference attracts delegates from across the global knowledge community, including librarians, publishers, intermediaries, technology vendors, consultants and more. It provides a friendly and inclusive forum with a reputation for showcasing initiatives, exploring trends and connecting people from across the sector. You can see this year’s programme here:

Like many conferences, we welcome developed proposals from those who wish to deliver or co-deliver plenary sessions, breakout sessions, workshops and lightning talks. These proposals ultimately form the core of our programme. However, we also welcome suggestions on themes, topics, and initiatives. In all cases, we welcome recommendations for speakers alongside topic ideas. This approach is one of the distinctive and defining features of how we co-develop our programme. It enables us to explore the issues that matter most to us as a community. You can see the whole programme for 2024 here to get an idea of topics/level etc.

A critical part of our strategic vision is that UKSG will represent the diversity of the global knowledge community. Our annual conference should reflect a variety of perspectives and backgrounds - and we particularly want to encourage and include those from under-represented communities.

If you have something interesting to say but do not feel you are ready for a plenary, break-out session or workshop, we can provide supportive mentors to help you prepare, or you might consider presenting a shorter lightning talk or poster.

If you need any assistance with any aspect of your submission, including any accessibility needs, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Our call for suggestions closes on Tuesday 30 July 2024. Our programme committee will then review all submissions and communicate outcomes in August.

The Exhibition booking site will be open November 2024.
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UKSG pays for travel and accommodation for plenary speakers, breakout session leaders and workshop leaders. Lightning talk speakers and poster presenters receive a free place.

Plenaries are generally 25-30 minutes, including Q&A

Breakouts are around 50 minutes, including 15 minutes Q&A.

Workshops are generally up to two hours and an in-depth look at a single topic.

Lightning talks are 7-10 minutes long on a single topic.

Poster sessions take place in the exhibit hall at fixed times in the programme.