Session and Poster Submission Deadlines for VP18
Have you heard the quote “The bad news is time flies; the good news is you're the pilot.”? We think that quote may apply to VP18. Yes, it is only the end of July, but now is the time to start planning for your experience at VP18, scheduled to take place 3-18 November. Featuring breakout meetings for working and interest groups, poster sessions and networking opportunities, you can look forward to participating in numerous small, interactive meetings within a structured agenda that enable collaboration, visibility, and advancement of projects.
Why not make the most of your experience at VP18 by leading a session or participating in the poster sessions? Deadlines to submit your interest for these events are fast approaching, so be sure to mark your calendars.
- Birds of a Feather Sessions (Submission deadline is 6 August)
Eligible for submission by all RDA members, BoF sessions provide attendees an opportunity to consider potential topics that could be recommended for the creation of new working or interest groups.
- Working and Interest Group Sessions and Joint Meetings (Submission deadline is 6 August)
Group chairs are eligible to submit a session for a working and/or interest group or joint meeting. These sessions are interactive and informational, giving existing and new members the opportunity to learn about the groups’ objectives and progress to date and in achieving deliverables, while collaborating to determine and implement next steps regarding adoption and other related activities. Please coordinate with your group chair to submit proposals for Working/Interest Group Sessions and Joint Meetings, as they can only be accepted from group chairs. For Joint Meetings, all chairs from each participating group must be notified prior to submission.
- Poster Session (Submission deadline is 15 September)
The Poster Session will be offered four times throughout the event, and will provide an excellent opportunity to share your research accomplishments with an audience of data practitioners, computer scientists, researchers, policy makers and private sector representatives. Leveraging the platform, gather.town, poster sessions will be scheduled at different times to accommodate multiple time zones.
Registration is also opening soon (see website for info on rates), so expect more updates in the coming weeks.
RDA Information Sessions
For those members unfamiliar with RDA or for those that would like to learn a bit more detail about certain areas of the organisation, three brief information sessions will be held in the coming months leading up to VP18. Mark your calendars and register to attend one (or all) if your schedule permits.