iPRES 2023 Ad-Hoc Program
We are happy to announce the Call for the iPRES 2023 Ad Hoc Program is now open! This lightweight call for proposals will include the following categories. Submissions for the iPRES 2023 Ad-Hoc Program will be accepted between May 8 through July 7.
About the Ad-hOc program
Lightning talks, digital preservation games, Birds of a Feather sessions – once again iPres offers exciting submission categories beyond the traditional paper, panel, poster, workshop, and tutorial submissions. These Ad Hoc sessions are lightly reviewed and are not submitted through the portal, and abstracts are not published in the proceedings. The Ad Hoc is great for experimental and networking activities or ideas that you want to share but don’t feel ready to publish.
There are several categories in the Ad-Hoc program:
- Lightning Talks
- Games Room
- Birds of a Feather
- Suggest an activity
These sessions will:
- have a lightweight submission process
- be coordinated and lightly reviewed by the iPres 2023 Program Committee
- have a rolling deadline and acceptance cycle: 8 May – 7 July
- be handled on a “first come, first served” basis
- receive final notification on acceptance: 1 August
Overview of the Ad-hoc Contribution Form
For the Ad Hoc sessions call, we would like to receive short submissions containing the following information:
- Name of Submitter
- Name of Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s) (if different)
- Affiliation(s) of Submitter or Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s)
- Attendance: In-person or remote
- Contact email
- Category of the submission – Lightning Talk, Game, Birds of a Feather, or Other Activity
- Brief title of the submission
- Brief description of talk, game, idea or activity to be presented (up to 200 words)
All proposals should be submitted via the iPRES 2023 Ad-Hoc Submission Form linked below. Submissions will be handled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Please note that in order to present or participate in the Ad Hoc program, you must be registered to attend iPRES 2023.
Submissions for the iPRES 2023 Ad-Hoc Program will be accepted between May 8 – July 7.
Acceptance notifications will be distributed on or about August 1.
Review & Acceptance
All proposals should be submitted via the online application form. Submissions will be handled on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
Please note that in order to present or participate in the Ad Hoc program, you must be registered to attend iPres 2023.
Lightning talks are very short (no more than 5 minutes) on any relevant topic, or theme followed by any remaining time for attendees to ask questions and discuss. We will determine the number and length of lightning talks based on the number of submissions.
Birds of a feather
Birds of a Feather sessions (or BoFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. Examples include topics such as BIPOC archivists, corporate archives, under-represented communities, and students/new professionals. If you have any questions or would like input from the Ad-Hoc Committee before submitting a proposal, please feel free to email us!
The iPres 2018 Digital Preservation Games Room was a great idea. Conference delegates were able to relax and meet in friendly competition over games that illustrated and explored aspects of digital preservation. iPres 2019 also offered the possibility to play board games like Preservia and Archive. iPres 2022 brought us File Format or Fake, Digital Preservation Jeopardy, and The Digital Archivist: A Video Game just to name a few. If you want to bring a game or try one, tell us and we can set aside some time and space for you.
This category includes any form of board, video, or other game format broadly defined that addresses, illustrates, amplifies, or explores any aspect of digital preservation. The proposed game can be at any stage of development or design from idea to beta version to a game that is already developed and ready to try, provided that it will be ready to play at iPRES 2023.
Suggest an activity
This Call for Proposals has not exhausted the entire program – a social program and wellbeing activities will also be developed and announced in due course. The Program Committee has sought to consult the global digital preservation community about best practice, and remains open to alternative suggestions. If you would like to make a suggestion about something you would like to see at the conference then let us know!