RDA's 21st Plenary - Call for Sessions

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03 April 2023 1180 reads

Back to Plenary 21 - Part of IDW 2023

The Call for Sessions for RDA's 21st Plenary.

The Research Data Alliance 21st Plenary as part of International Data Week 2023 will be organised as a hybrid event and is scheduled to take place 23–26 October 2023, Salzburg, Austria.

All P21 Breakout Sessions will be held in hybrid format and broadcast to virtual participants; virtual participants will be able to join any breakout session and interact with in-person attendees. Please note, fully virtual sessions will not take place at P21. 

In addition to the live sessions at the conference venue, P21 will be held on an event platform. Once the platform is confirmed, all registered participants will be able to view the program, access live-streamed presentations of the speakers, and links to the various sessions and their recordings. 

Session Applications Submission Process

The 21st Plenary includes 6 different Breakout Session slots for RDA group meetings.

Day 1

Monday, 23 October 2023 

Day 2

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

Day 3

Wednesday, 25 October 2023 

Day 4

Thursday, 26 October 2023 


Breakout 1

12:00 - 13:30 UTC 


Breakout 2

07:00 - 08:30 UTC


Breakout 4

09:30 - 11:00 UTC



Breakout 5

07:00 - 08:30 UTC




Breakout 3

  14:00 - 15:30 UTC   





Breakout 6

12:00 - 13:30 UTC


The RDA Secretariat will allocate your sessions to breakout times based on your preferences. As always, you will have an opportunity at a later stage to submit a session change request should you require one.   

Please note that there will be no fully virtual sessions. At least one group chair must attend P21 in person. We cannot accept sessions chaired fully online. All sessions will be held at the venue and broadcast to the online audience via the event platform. 

Repeat sessions will not be held during the 21st Plenary. 

How to submit your session application

Please submit your session application using the forms below by 23:59 UTC on Friday, 09 June, 2023.

Notifications of Session Acceptance will be sent out by Friday, 28 July, 2023

You will receive an email confirmation of submission after saving your application.

Please Note: The confirmation email currently has text for the RDA's 20th Plenary in Sweden. This is in the process of being updated. The link in the email is correct and we have received your submission for the 21st Plenary.


>> Submit a Group Session Application Here <<

>> Submit a Joint Group Session Application Here <<

>> Submit a Birds of a Feather Session Application Here <<


New to RDA?

Find out more about breakout session types below. 

  • Working, Interest Group and Community of Practice 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: 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