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Access Lab 2020


Simplifying the future together

19 March 2020

America Square Conference Centre, London, UK

What is Access Lab? | About the conference | Call for speakers | Important dates | Submission form

What is Access Lab?

We’ve renamed our annual conference to Access Lab to reflect the wider topics around discovery and access to content and the relationship between publishers, librarians and end users in this space.

About the conference

The 2020 conference theme ‘Simplifying the future together’ reflects
our collective commitment to developing a secure, simple and seamless
user journey to content.

The conference attracts over 150 international publishers and library professionals from a wide range of sectors including education and research, healthcare, government, charity, publishing, and commercial. Anyone with an interest in identity and access management is welcome to attend.

We want our international conference audience to feel inspired and enthused about the sessions they participated in during the day and to benefit from the valuable connections they make through networking.

Call for speakers


Please submit session proposals that cover one of the following themes:

  • Simple journeys to content – improving the user experience
  • Open-ness and integration
  • Connecting libraries and publishers
  • Future of the library and technology as an enabler

Session types

The following types of session are available:

  • Plenary: 20 minute presentation and 10 minute Q&A.
  • Panel debate: 5 minute pitch per panel speaker, 40 minute Q&A debate.
  • Case studies: 10 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A.
  • Workshop/ round table discussion: 60 minutes

Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 September 2019

Notification of acceptance: 18 October 2019

Launch programme: End of October 2019

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Please use our online submission form for your session abstract.

You must be able to demonstrate how you will engage and interact with your
audience using technology or other methods.

Please note: Conference sessions are intended for librarians and publishers to discuss topics and issues of interest. They’re not an opportunity for marketing products or services.

Please complete the information below to submit a speaking session for Access Lab 2020

Biography (50 words)

Session title

Session description (200 words)

Describe how you will interact with and engage your audience (50 words)

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