Welcome to 2021! We know this is the first week back at work for many people, so apologies for adding to your inbox, but we wanted to remind you to register for NISO Plus 2021 this week — before our early bird registration ends on January 8!
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!
Close to 200 information professionals from all over the world have already registered for this year’s fully virtual conference, which will take place from 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. Early bird rates are just US$75 per person for NISO members (or as low as US$35 for groups of 10), and US$115 per person for non-members (US$52.50 for groups of 10). There are also 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?
NISO Plus 2021 is shaping up to be the information community conference of the year, so please take a couple of minutes to check NISO Plus registration off your to-do list now — at the early bird discount rate!
We hope to see you there and, in the meantime, happy new year from all of us!