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Evanston, IL Monday, 6th November - Thursday, 9th November 2017

Host: Northwestern University partnering with University of Michigan Libraries

What is Samvera Connect?

Samvera Connect (hashtag #samvera2017) is a chance for Samvera Project participants to gather in one place at one time, with an emphasis on synchronizing efforts, technical development, plans, and community links. The meeting program is aimed at existing users, managers and developers and at new folks who may be just "kicking the tires" on Samvera and who want to know more. Samvera advertises this yearly conference with the slogan "as a Samvera Partner or user, if you can only make it to one Samvera meeting this academic year,  this is the one to attend! "

¿Qué es Samvera Connect?

Samvera Connect (#samvera2017 en Twitter) es una oportunidad para todos aquellos que participan en el Proyecto Samvera de reunirse y sincronizar nuestros planes de desarrollo y trabajo técnico, asi como establecer enlaces con el resto de la comunidad.

La agenda durante esta reunión incluye temas de interés tanto para instituciones que ya usan Samvera y están familiarizados con la tecnología, como para aquellos que apenas lo están evaluando y desean conocer más acerca del proyecto, la gente que lo usa, y los programadores involucrados en su desarrollo. Samvera patrocina esta conferencia anual con el eslogan "no importa si eres un usuario nuevo o alguien que ya contribuye al Proyecto Samvera , si so solo vas atender una conferencia este año  ¡Samvera Connect es la que debes atender! "


Code of Conduct

We want Samvera Connect to be a fun, informative, engaging event for all our participants. We've got a few strategies to help make this happen:

    1. We've planned lots of great content and provided plenty of room for community engagement - watch as the fantastic schedule develops between now and the end of September!

    2. We encourage everyone to apply the Samvera community principles of openness, inquiry, and respect in their interactions at the event.

    3. We have officially adopted an Anti-Harassment Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns at the event, please feel free to reach out to any of the planning team members or community helpers . They should should be easy to find and will all have an identifier on their name-badges. 

Samvera Connect 2017 Scholarship Award

We are delighted to announce that the Steering Committee for Samvera Connect 2017 is sponsoring the Samvera Connect 2017 Scholarship Award. Through a competitive application process, this award will be given to four applicants to attend the 2017 conference in Evanston, IL, from Monday November 6th to Thursday November 9th 2017. Applications are open to Samvera Community participants and priority consideration will be given to first time attendees, early career professionals, applicants from historically underrepresented groups, and international applicants.

The Scholarship Award will provide funding for conference registration and partial funding for accommodation. It does not cover other costs such as travel and subsistence. It is anticipated that the applicant's home institution will provide financial support to supplement the Samvera Connect Scholarship Award.

Please use this form to submit your application by September 20th, 2017.

Awardees will be notified by September 22nd, 2017.

Program Schedule Outline

Connect 2017 Sessions

Samvera Connect 2017 Schedule - program descriptions, times, rooms, and map in Sessionizer

The basic schedule outline will follow:

  • Monday will include full and half day workshops, as well as a session for orienting newcomers to the community. Sign-up for specific workshops in addition to conference registration. Sign-up for the day, then select your am an pm sessions on the EventBrite form.

  • Tuesday will be the plenary and poster sessions. Sign-up to bring a poster.

  • Wednesday will have a slew of parallel presentations, lightning talks, and breakouts

  • Thursday will have unconference sessions (to be proposed at the event and set Wed) and Samvera interest and community groups

Samvera Partners' Meeting Thursday and Friday in the Ver Steeg Lounge of Northwestern’s Main Library (and BlueJeans).


Social Activities

In the works! Details and sign-ups will be put up as soon as they become available. In the mean time, this Google Map lists out a few points of interest around the conference center.

Poster Printing Information

Attendees are asked to contribute posters. Posters can be printed in advance courtesy of Northwestern University Libraries. Email Chris Diaz by Wednesday, November 1st with a final PDF or PPT of your poster and it will be delivered to the poster session. Attendees also have the option to print their posters in advance and bring them to the conference or print them using an Evanston printing service:

  • The UPS Store - 1555 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (4 min. walk to hotel)
  • Quartet Printing - 825 Clark St. Evanston, IL (4 min. walk to hotel) - Can submit files online, but must pay by phone. Tell them this is for "Samvera Connect" and they will be delivered to the hotel on the day of the poster session.
  • The Copy Room - 815 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201 - (12 min. walk to hotel)

Contact Chris Diaz for questions.

Sign-up to bring a poster.

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