Access Conference 2019 – Call for Proposals

The 2019 Access Conference Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held September 30 to October 2, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta at the Matrix Hotel, hosted by University of Alberta.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss unique and interesting library processes and technologies. There will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

This single stream conference features exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:

  • 20 min presentations (15 min + 5 min for questions)
    • could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • will be peer-reviewed
  • 60 min multi-speaker sessions (45 min + 15 min for questions)
    • should be self-organized and we encourage presentations demonstrating perspectives from multiple organizations
    • will be peer-reviewed
  • 5 min lightning talks
    • any subject that is conference related.
    • will not be peer-reviewed

Ready to submit?

Visit our conference proposal site to create an account and submit your proposal:

Submission deadline is 11:59PM EST on May 10, 2019

Need some ideas? Check out the 2018 conference program and past conference websites! Please note that we will also be offering a Diversity Scholarship Program (details coming soon).

Speakers will be notified of their acceptance decision in mid-June.

Questions? Contact us at

Access 2019 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible – please review our Code of Conduct.


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