**Apologies for cross-posting**
The holidays are just around the corner for many of us, and we know you may already be winding down — but we wanted to take a few minutes of your time to remind you to register for NISO Plus 2021 before our early bird registration ends on January 8.
As a reminder, NISO Plus 2021 is a fully virtual conference, which will take place from February 22-25 next year. The draft program is now available and, with the help of our wonderful Planning Committee, we think we’ve included something for everyone!
You’ll hear from four inspiring keynote speakers — writer, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow; Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG); and scholar and writer Zeynep Tufekci (UNC - Chapel Hill); plus one other, to be announced in early January
The one and only Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, will accept the 2021 Miles Conrad Award during the conference, and deliver the annual Miles Conrad Lecture
Experts from across the whole information community globally, will share their knowledge and help us kick off conversations with you about many of the challenges and opportunities we are facing
NISO staff and volunteers will share updates and answer your questions about our work — past, present, and future
Sessions will run from around 10.00am - 2.00pm EST (US/Canada) and then again from 8.00pm - 10.30pm EST (US/Canada), with a social and networking event in both time slots so that, wherever you are in the world, you can participate
Registration rates are very affordable — especially if you take advantage of the early bird rates, which are good through January 8 — including discounts for NISO members, great group rates, and special discounts for those with limited budgets
Where else can you be taking a deep dive into a specific standard one minute, and debating the impact of COVID-19 on our community the next? Hearing from key influencers in the information ecosystem, then meeting up with old friends and making new ones in our gather.town social space?
So please take a couple of minutes to check NISO Plus registration off your list now — it’s one less thing to do in January!
We hope to see you there and, in the meantime, we wish you all a safe and peaceful end to 2020 and our very best wishes for 2021.
The NISO Team
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, MD 21211
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