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Call for Proposals for Samvera Virtual Connect 2024, May 7th - 8th

We are pleased to open the call for presentation and breakout session proposals for Samvera Virtual Connect 2024!  

Samvera Virtual Connect will be held Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th, 2024, from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT/11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT/15:00 - 18:00 UTC. 

Samvera Virtual Connect is a free, informal opportunity to present on topics of interest to current and potential Samvera adopters. Virtual Connect occurs entirely online via Zoom webinar to a live audience across the globe, with presentations recorded for asynchronous viewing.

This year, you have the opportunity to propose 5, 10, or 20 minute presentations, or to propose a breakout session. The breakout sessions are virtual roundtables and a great way to discuss issues and topics of interest with others from across the Samvera Community. 

We’re looking for submissions from across the entire Samvera landscape, including both local development and community work. Consider the following themes for ideas about submissions that would be welcomed, but also feel free to submit other types of proposals.

  • “New to Samvera” experiences: If you or your institution started adopting Samvera technologies recently, how has the journey been so far?

  • Challenges: We can all from each other’s failures, pilot projects, performance tuning, and integration challenges

  • Adaptation: Have you implemented or are you working on implementing something adapted from another organization in the community?

  • Integration: How are you integrating the digital repository into your wider institutional community? How have you integrated Samvera technology with other software and services?

  • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, or Anti-Racist initiatives and challenges in digital repositories

  • Ways we work together: Ideas about processes, staffing, and other strategies that help teams work together better

  • Propose new ideas and pilot projects: “Hear me out, I think we should try this and here’s why…”

This year’s Virtual Connect will have two days of programming, during which we’ll be coordinating presentations into thematic blocks based on topic, audience, and time. 

Submit your proposal

Proposals are due Friday, March 22nd, 2024. 


Growing open technologies, together.

Samvera Partners

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