The 2021 LD4 Conference Program Committee is excited to announce the opening of the call
for proposals for the 2021 LD4 Conference<http://bit.ly/ld42021>, which will be held
online from July 12-23. We aim to build on the success of the LD4 2020
Conference<https://ld42020.sched.com> (1,500+ attendees representing 22 countries,
86 presenters, and 11 themed
incorporating the community’s increased experience with online meetings, and the
availability of improved online collaboration tools, to create an event that is
interactive, accessible, and engaging.
We invite you to submit your proposal<https://forms.gle/h8BVmSHrre8h4Xsy7> to be
part of creating this online conference! Successful proposals will focus on concrete ways
that linked data impacts GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions,
and will share pathways that allow others to participate in linked data. We especially
encourage proposals from participants, groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally
underrepresented in conferences related to linked data. Even if you’ve never attended an
LD4 conference before, we strongly encourage you to submit a proposal. By bringing
together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to create a community of
practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.
Our ideal conference will include activities tailored to all levels of experience with
linked data, with a focus on themes of:
* Linked data education
* Inclusion of diverse voices
* Practical steps toward linked data adoption
* Reliability and availability of linked data
* Incorporating linked data into day-to-day library operations
* Linked data advocacy
Throughout, we hope to provide opportunities for participants to connect with one another
around shared challenges and interests, forming connections that can continue beyond the
Creating a conference together
The conference will combine pre-planned activities (that’s what we’re soliciting here!)
with content planned on the spot. (A separate call to participate in a virtual poster
session will be made closer to the conference date.) To propose an activity for the
conference, please fill in this proposal submission
form<https://forms.gle/h8BVmSHrre8h4Xsy7> by April 12. The Program Committee will
communicate decisions for proposals by April 30.
Possible proposals include:
* Lead a hands-on workshop, which could include participants doing self-paced work
ahead of time
* Facilitate a group project, where participants work toward a common goal
* Host a “try-out” space, where participants can try new tools or skills
* Facilitate a brainstorming session to solve a real-life challenge
* Facilitate a study group, where participants come together to discuss material they
have studied in advance
* Deliver a presentation focused on a single topic, project or case study
* Give a lightning talk
* And more: surprise us!
The Program Committee will select proposals based on the following criteria:
* Support of the conference theme and goals
* Contribution to the ongoing linked data conversation within the GLAM (Galleries,
Libraries, Archives, and Museums) community
* Potential to encourage attendee participation and engagement and make the most of
bringing people together “live”, online
* Representation from groups, regions, and topics that are traditionally
underrepresented in conferences related to linked data
* The conference will take place online, July 12-23, 2021.
* The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in
language-specific groups if there is interest.
* The conference is free of charge, and general registration will open in May.
* The conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community<http://ld4.io>.
Questions about the conference and this call for proposals? See our website
bit.ly/ld42021<http://bit.ly/ld42021> or contact
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