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OpenAthens Conference 2019


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About the Conference

The OpenAthens Conference attracts over 120 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.

View the OpenAthens Conference 2018 resources page.


Call for speakers

We’re pleased to announce a Call for Speakers for the OpenAthens Conference in London, March 2019.


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

  • Federated Access Management
  • User consent / privacy
  • Piracy
  • Practical use of identity and access management
  • Systems integration with OpenAthens
  • UX / user journey / RA21

Session types

The following types of session are available:

  • Plenary: 20 minute presentation and 10 minute Q&A.
  • Case studies: 10 minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A.
  • Lightning talks: multiple 5 minute talks on the same topic area in 30 minutes.
  • Birds of a feather: 30 minute informal discussion on a single topic.
  • Panel debate: 5 minute pitch per panel speaker, 40 minute Q&A debate.

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 use our online submission form for your session abstract.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline – 13 July 2018
  • Notification of acceptance – 31 August 2018
  • Launch programme – End of September 2018

Any questions?

Please email Jane Charlton at

Delegate feedback from 2018 OpenAthens Conference.

“Topics and talks were relevant and interesting.”

“The programme was very topical, some good speakers and plenty of time for networking.”

“Excellent value for money, fantastic location and facilities and the speakers were interesting.”

Call for speakers – submission

Please complete the information below to submit a speaking session for our 2019 Conference

Biography (50 words)

Session description (200 words)

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

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Conference related news and blogs

Call for speakers -OpenAthens Conference 2019
By Michelle SilvestreMonday 14th May 2018

Call for speakers – OpenAthens Conference 2019

We’re pleased to announce a Call for Speakers for the …

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