Call for proposals now open for NISO Plus 2024 Global/Online

What are the top priorities and concerns facing your organization? What are the biggest opportunities or risks, and how should the information community address them?

If you have ideas to share, then you're encouraged to submit a proposal by May 29 for the 2024 NISO Plus Global/Online conference, to be held virtually September 17–18, 2024. It's a great opportunity to meet and collaborate with professionals from across the information community and around the world to address the most pressing issues in scholarly communications. And as with any NISO Plus conference, ideas emerging from the meeting will help to shape discussions about future NISO standards and projects.

NISO welcomes proposals from everyone across the information community—those working for libraries, publishers, scholarly infrastructure and tech providers, government agencies, and more—no matter your title or career level. Ideas from professionals outside North America are most welcome, as are proposals and presentations in languages other than English (we will provide translation and transcription services).

Broad topics of interest include (but aren't limited to) the following:

  • Archiving and preservation
  • Global issues
  • Information quality and ethics
  • Research integrity
  • Metadata
  • Metrics
  • Open scholarship and open access
  • Identity, access, and privacy
  • Research infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Peer review
  • Emerging technologies (e.g., AI and machine learning)

As part of their ongoing efforts to improve and support diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the information community, NISO strongly encourages proposals that reflect a variety of perspectives—geographical, organizational, functional, etc.—and that acknowledge and address DEIA challenges and opportunities. It is therefore recommended that proposals include either confirmed speakers or examples of who is planned to be invited to speak.

Please note that all sessions will comprise a live screening of prerecorded presentations (approximately 45 minutes), followed by a live online audience discussion period (30-45 minutes). Presentations will be recorded in August 2024.

Proposals are due by Wednesday, May 29. All submissions will be reviewed by the NISO Plus 2024 Planning Committee, who will inform every one of their decisions by June 21.