What You'll Want to Know
NISO Plus 2021 is designed to give information professionals access to some of the leaders in our community, through a mix of presentations followed by conversation and discussion, on a wide-ranging selection of topics that have been carefully curated by our wonderful global Planning Committee. Each session includes designated time to discuss the problems and solutions facing our ever-more-complex information ecosystem, not just with the speakers, but also with information colleagues from around the world — making NISO Plus a conference distinct from any other you’ve attended!
More than 500 information professionals from all over the world have already registered for this year’s fully virtual conference, scheduled to run between February 22-25. To ensure everyone can attend, wherever you are located, the program will span two time slots: from 10.00am - 2.00pm EST, US/Canada/3.00pm - 7.00pm UTC, primarily for attendees in Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa; and then again from 8.00pm - 10.30pm EST, US/Canada/1.00am - 3.30am UTC, primarily for attendees in Asia Pacific.
And, thanks to our generous sponsors, we’ve been able to keep the registration fees low, to enable the fullest possible participation. Whether a NISO member or not, rates to register (as either an individual or as a group) range between $99 - $155. Full details on pricing are available via the NISO Plus website. Learn more about special rates for students, early career/unemployed information professionals, and those from lower GDP countries.
The draft program is now available and we think we’ve included something for everyone! So, sign up now to learn from and engage with your fellow information professionals, and to be inspired by global experts including our keynote speakers — Cory Doctorow; Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Zeynep Tufekci — and Heather Joseph, winner of the 2021 Miles Conrad Award, who will deliver the annual Miles Conrad Lecture during the conference. And join the conversation about the challenges and opportunities for the information community today and tomorrow — what are they, how can we tackle them, and who needs to be involved.
A Sampling of Program Sessions
- Humanities in the Information Ecosystem
- Access, authentication and authorization
- Discoverability in an AI World
- A focus on accessibility
- Relationships between infrastructure, protocols and standards
- Quality and Reliability of Preprints
- Misinformation and truth: from fake news to retractions to preprints
- Linked data and the future of information sharing
Sound intriguing? There's so much more! Review the full program on the NISO Plus web site.
Cancellations made by February 8 will receive a full refund less a $25 cancellation fee. After that date, there are no refunds. Please contact NISO HQ (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
Code of Conduct
NISO and the NISO Plus Conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religious affiliation (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. NISO Plus Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
For our full Code of Conduct, including how to report a violation, please visit https://niso.plus/codeofconduct/