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RDA 18th Plenary Meeting - Virtual
03 Nov 2021

RDA 18th Plenary Meeting - Virtual


As communicated in late May, International Data Week 2021 (IDW), planned to take place this November, was postponed to 20-23 June 2022 due to the continuing global COVID-19 crisis and aftermath. RDA has decided, however, to still hold Plenary 18 in a virtual format from 3-18 November 2021.


RDA Virtual Plenary 18's Call for Sessions is Open!

There will be 24 Breakout Sessions slots available over the course of three weeks. The Breakout Session schedule can be found here. Please only select time slots that suit your group's session. The deadline for session submissions is Friday, August 06, 2021.


Call for Posters Open - Deadline Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Virtual Plenary 18 Registration Fees:


Category Standard LMIC Student
Early Bird (Until 25/10 £100 £50 £50
Full Fee (From 26/10 to 18/11) £160 £60 £60



We will not be able to offer free speaker admissions or single-session rates. Please bear that in mind when planning your session submission.

VP18 will include only breakout sessions and poster sessions.  For those new to RDA, breakout sessions include the following:

For Working and Interest Group Sessions and Joint Meetings, the meeting format is typically interactive and informational, giving both group members and new RDA members an opportunity to learn about the groups’ objectives and progress to date and in achieving deliverables, while also 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.

Birds of a Feather sessions provide members an opportunity to consider potential topics that could be recommended for the creation of new working and/or interest groups. Topics should be sufficiently distinct from the work of existing groups or BoFs held at recent plenaries.

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