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NISO 2017 Virtual Conferences

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.


2017 Virtual Conference Event Rates

Member rates:

  • US/Canada: $ 190.00
  • International: $ 230.00

Non-Member rates:

  • US/Canada: $ 255
  • International:$ 295

NASIG Members: $190.00

Students: $ 85


2017 Virtual Conference Subscription Packages

NISO Members Only  Subscription Offer: Buy 3, Get 3 Free! 

Get all six of the 2017 NISO Virtual Conferences offered this year. NISO LSA and Voting members have the opportunity to purchase all 6 of this years' virtual conferences for the price of 3.

For 2017, when an organization purchases either of these two subscription package offers, the associated NISO Training Thursday is FREE. Please read below for details. 

NISO LSA and Voting Member Rates: 

  • US/Canada: $570.00
  • International: $690.00

If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, please use this PDF registration form.

NISO offers a discount program for organizations wishing to attend multiple NISO virtual conferences. This is an excellent opportunity for institutions to offer continuing professional development opportunities to their staff—without the expense of travel and at a discounted rate!

Buy 4, Get 2 Free! Get all six of the 2017 NISO Virtual Conferences offered this year.

Non-Member rates:

  • US/Canada: $ 1,020.00
  • International: $ 1,180.00

Students: $340.00

If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, please use this PDF registration form.


2017 Virtual Conference Schedule

There are six conferences planned for 2017. NISO has introduced three Training Thursday webinar events. These step-by-step training sessions will give technical instruction to a topic within the associated Virtual Conference. These events are FREE if an organization purchases one of the two above-mentioned Virtual Conference Subscription Packages.

  • February 15: Institutional Repositories: Ensuring Your IR is Populated, Useful and Thriving

  • April 19: Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware and More!

    • April 27: Training Thursday (Free with Paid Subscription Package)

  • May 17: Convergence: The Web and Publishing On To the Web 

  • June 14: Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums and Archives

  • August 16: Research Networks: The Connections Enabling Collaboration

  • December 13: Advancing Altmetrics: Best Practices and Emerging Ideas

    • December 14: Training Thursday (Free with Paid Subscription Package)


  • Additional Information

    • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the virtual conference via e-mail the Friday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration for each event will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) Due to the widespread use of spam blockers, filters, out of office messages, etc., it is your responsibility to contact the NISO office if you do not receive login instructions before the start of the webinar.

    • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the conference. You may have as many people as you like from the registrant's organization view the conference from that one connection. If you need additional connections, you will need to enter a separate registration for each connection needed.
       
    • If you have not received your Login Instruction e-mail by 10 a.m. (ET) on the Tuesday before the event, please contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org for immediate assistance.

    • If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact NISO Office to provide alternate contact information.

    • Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.

    • System Requirements:
      • NISO has developed a quick tutorial, How to Participate in a NISO Web Event. Please view the recording, which is an overview of the web conferencing system and will help to answer the most commonly asked questions regarding participating in an online Webex event.
      • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
      • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.
      • Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Cisco WebEx requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.