RDA 13th Plenary Call for Sessions

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RDA welcomes submissions for session proposals for its 13th Plenary meeting to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 2nd to 4th April 2019.

Call for Sessions Deadline - 5 January 2019 at 23:59 UTC

We encourage all submissions, the breakout sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for discussion, sharing experiences and best practices, laying down concrete action plans. All Working and Interest groups are free to choose the format and workplan for their sessions while we strongly encourage the organisation of working meetings. Groups are also invited to submit joint meeting applications to explore potential synergies with other groups.

Is there a topic that you think RDA should address? Make sure you submit an application for a Birds of a Feather session aimed at exploring new potential working or interest group topics.  It will help you identify an audience, build support and start the work on your Case statement or Charter for an RDA Working or Interest group.

For more information or in the case of technical submission difficulties, please contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org.

Please use the indicated forms to submit your applications, these will guide you through the submission process. Please consult the examples available for further details: 


WG and IG sessions https://rd-alliance.org/13th-plenary-group-session-application-form
Joint sessions of existing WGs and IGs  https://rd-alliance.org/13th-plenary-joint-meeting-application-form
BoF sessions https://rd-alliance.org/13th-plenary-bof-session-application-form


Accepted sessions are built into the programme for the 13th Plenary Meeting. 

Important dates:

  • Call for Sessions Open: 16 November 2018
  • Call for Sessions Close: 5 January 2019
  • Notification of Session Acceptance: 7 February 2019
  • Final RDA Breakout Session Program Published: 8 February 2019


For additional assistance or information, feel free to contact the RDA Secretariat at enquiries[at]rd-alliance.org