CNI Fall 2021 Membership Meeting
Virtual: December 6-9, 2021
In-Person: December 13-14, 2021
JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC
Propose a Project Briefing
DEADLINE: October 11, 2021
About the Briefings
Project briefings (presentations) are the heart of every membership meeting. A limited number of project briefings are accepted. Project briefings address state-of-the-art developments and issues of interest to the membership, as outlined in each year’s Program Plan and recent Executive Roundtable reports. Management of data, digital content, and institutional information resources; digital preservation; innovations in teaching and learning; and infrastructure to support research are topics that consistently engage CNI members’ interests.
- Anyone may propose a project briefing, including groups/individuals from non-member institutions and organizations.
- Speakers may request to present a live (synchronous) project briefing (either virtually Dec. 6-9 or in-person Dec. 13-14), though a very small number of proposals will be selected for synchronous or in-person presentation; the great majority of project briefings will be pre-recorded. Once accepted, speakers who are selected for live sessions will be contacted regarding the schedule.
- Live (synchronous) sessions will be reserved for topics that would particularly benefit from interactive discussion. Live project briefings are typically 30-minute or one-hour presentation sessions that allow participants to interact informally; they should include time for questions and general discussion. Final time slot assignments are made at the discretion of meeting organizers.
- If the in-person event shifts virtually due to public health considerations, in-person project briefings scheduled for Dec. 13-14 will move to virtual synchronous sessions on Dec. 13-15.
Meeting attendees include senior IT and library administrators, publishing executives, government officials, and others with a high level of interest in and understanding of digital information issues.
Presentations provide information about a project’s goals, progress, and lessons learned, but they may also involve demonstrations. Issue-oriented briefings include the presentation of background information on a “hot topic” and more time for general discussion with the audience. Project briefings are not intended to serve as marketing sessions for new products or services.
- Applicants will be notified whether or not their proposal has been selected.
- We strongly urge all those presenting synchronous project briefings (virtual or in person) grant CNI permission to record and make their session subsequently available.
- In-person presenters will be registered for the full meeting; pre-recorded presenters who are not member representatives will be registered for the virtual event.
Code of Conduct
CNI is committed to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for inquiry, constructive disagreement, and intellectual freedom and honesty. We do not tolerate personal attacks, harassment of any kind, violence, or disruptive behavior. Please be respectful of our community’s diversity and generous of others’ views. If you have concerns, please contact a member of the CNI staff.