The NISO Board Member steering committee, gave a lot of thought and effort into making NISO Plus different from the average industry conference. From the outset, the focus has been on engaging with the community. Attendees will see some of the brightest and best in the industry speaking at the conference. Additionally, everyone attending the conference will have a chance to be heard.
Most of the sessions are designed to be interactive, through breakout groups, icebreakers, informal discussions, and more with audience involvement strongly encouraged. Each session culminates in one or more concrete next steps for NISO and the community, which will then be reviewed and built into future strategy, as appropriate.
A lot of emphasis is being placed on sessions that will help from a practical perspective. For example, there will be opportunities to learn why and how to engage with NISO, get the latest on key standards and recommended practices from Content Platform Migration to SSOS, and ask industry experts all about topics such as knowledge bases and metadata. Attendees will be able to ask anything about NISO (using good old-fashioned post-its on a noticeboard, among other things).
Keynotes from Amy Brand of the MIT Press and Danah Boyd of Data & Society are certain to inform and inspire in equal measure, as well as pre-conference leader, Bohyun Kim of the University of Rhode Island Library. Additionally, a multimedia Miles Conrad Award session featuring this year’s winner, James G Neal, along with Deanna Marcum (former NFAIS President) and Todd Carpenter (NISO’s Executive Director), an awards lunch, lightning talks, and a magic show are also in the offering.
Although this year’s NISO Plus is sold out, interested parties may follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #NISOPlus20. Highlights will be shared from the NISO account, and questions and comments are welcome.
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