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Call for Proposals: Open Repositories Annual Conference, 2013 and 2014


The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks proposals from candidate host organisations for the 2013 and 2014 Open Repositories Annual Conference. Preference will be given to North American hosts for OR2013, and to European hosts for OR2014. Proposals from all geographic areas, however, are given consideration.




The Committee is accepting proposals to host OR2013 through October 28, 2011. Please submit initial expressions of interest by October 7, 2011.


Proposals for the OR2014 conference will be accepted until March 1, 2012. Initial expressions of interest are encouraged and should be received by December 31, 2011.


Candidate institutions must have the ability to host a four-day conference of approximately 350-500 attendees (OR2011 drew approximately 315 attendees). This includes appropriate access to conference facilities, lodging, and transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of supporting services (food services and conference social events; conference web site; management of registration and online payments; etc.). The candidate institutions and their local arrangements committee must have the means to support the costs of producing the conference through attendee registration and independent fundraising. The OR Steering Committee can provide further information on costs and fund-raising associated with recent conferences, or a sample proposal, to sites that have a potential interest in hosting the conference.


Please direct enquiries and proposals to OR Steering Committee Chair John Howard,


More information, including proposal guidelines, is included in the following document:

Call for Proposals: Open Repositories Annual Conference, 2013 and 2014