RDA's 19th Plenary - Call for sessions

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08 December 2021 1712 reads

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The Call for Sessions for RDA's 19th Plenary is now open! 

Plenary 19 is currently planned to take place as a hybrid event, as part of International Data Week 2022, taking place 20-23 June 2022.

As of 13 December 2021, the RDA is excited to plan for the hybrid plenary within IDW2022, with an in-person element. However, given the ongoing fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, and our commitment to this community's safety, we ask for your patience as the planning progresses, and your understanding should changes to the plenary format, programme or breakout timings be deemed necessary as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

When submitting your session application, we invite you to indicate your preference for a virtual only or a hybrid (in-person with online participation) session. Given the ongoing uncertainty, we currently have a fixed and limited number of in-person venue facilities. As a result, we may not be able to accomodate all submitted requests for a hybrid session. If you are affected by this, a member of the Secretariat will be in touch with you in week commencing 4 April. 

Please note that given the limited number of in-person facilities, we may not be able to accomodate requests for sessions to change from virtual to hybrid and vice-versa after the initial schedule has been developed based on your preferences indicated in your submission. 

Repeat sessions will be held virtually only. 


Available breakout timings

The timings of the available breakout slots are linked in each session application form. The page is also available here for your convenience: 

Please note that these may be subject to change as planning progresses. 


How to submit your session application.

The Plenary will include all the main elements of our typical plenary event (breakout sessions, plenary sessions, poster event, networking events, etc.). 

Please submit your session application using the forms below by 26 February, 2022.

Notifications of Session Acceptance will be sent out by 24 March 2022


New to RDA? See descriptions of breakout session types below. 

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.

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.

Questions or concerns related to the Call for Sessions can be sent to secretariat@rda-foundation.org

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in June!