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UKSG 2021 is scheduled to be held on the 12-14 April.  The Trustees have taken the decision to move the conference entirely online – both live and recorded – due to uncertainties around the pandemic and our ability to keep our attendees safe, despite the vast efforts the Harrogate Convention Centre has been putting in place.  Our thanks to the professionals at the Convention Centre for their work and support - we hope to go back there for a future event.

We will be working with our online provider to ensure an exciting series of both live and recorded events, and to ensure a vibrant exhibition with networking opportunities.

Suggestions are invited for topics for plenary sessions, breakout sessions and lightning talks. In all cases, we welcome suggestions of speakers alongside topic ideas.  Details can be found here: 

If you have something interesting to say but do not feel you are ready to present a plenary or break-out session we can provide mentors to help you prepare, or you might consider presenting a (much) shorter lightning talk. We will also help with training on the online delivery so that all you need to be concerned about is your content!

To properly reflect our community, 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 to speak and take part. As such, there will be an opportunity to take up a sponsored places to support early career and target those from under-represented communities to attend. 

Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times, it is much appreciated!



Executive Director, UKSG