Call for Proposals are being accepted for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Full Day Conference

We are accepting proposals for 45-minute concurrent sessions, 90-minute panel discussions, and poster presentations. We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions.

Full-Day Conference Sessions,
Panel discussions: 90 minutes
Concurrent sessions (case studies, white papers, demonstrations, or panels): 45 minutes
Poster sessions on digital project topics will take place in the afternoon.
Please plan on 10-15 minutes for questions, with panel and concurrent sessions.

Follow the instructions below to submit a proposal to the 2017 Digital Initiatives Symposium. You will be notified of acceptance by February 6, 2017.

Submit Proposal

The submission process consists of the following steps:

  1. Provide information about yourself and any co-authors
  2. Upload the electronic file (PDF) of your submission and any associated files

The electronic file of your submission must contain the following items:

Panel Sessions and Concurrent Sessions
  • The proposed session title
  • The type of session you are interested in (90-minute panel session, 45-minute concurrent session)
  • An abstract (maximum 250 words) — If accepted, the abstract will be used as part of the program and published along with conference proceedings.
  • A longer description (approximately 500 words) of the session, containing a brief statement on learning outcomes for the session.
  • A list of keywords (10 maximum)
  • Specific technology or other presentation requirements
  • The proposed workshop title
  • An abstract (maximum 250 words) containing the goals and format of the workshop — If accepted, the abstract will be made available on the website for attendees.
  • A longer description of the workshop's format and goals, including a sample activity
  • An explanation of learning goals with at least three learning outcomes
  • A brief bio of each organizer
  • The expected number of participants
  • A list of keywords (10 maximum)
  • Specific technology or other presentation requirements

  • Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives and institutional repositories. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

    For more information or questions contact Diane Maher at

    Important Dates

    • Proposal Submission Deadline: January 16, 2017
    • Notification of Acceptance: February 6, 2017
    • Selected presenters must confirm presentations: February 17, 2017