2022 Charleston Conference

Hybrid Conference: In-Person and Virtual Attendance Options

In Person: November 1 – 4, with livestreams available for Plenary sessions.
Online: November 14 – 18, all in-person conference content plus exclusive “online only” sessions.

Locations: Charleston Gaillard Center and the Francis Marion Hotel
Downtown Charleston, SC, USA

The virtual conference will be held online through the Cadmore Media platform.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions:

  • Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National University of Lesotho
  • Caroline Sutton, CEO, STM
  • Data-Driven DEI Panel: Gwen Evans (Elsevier), Beth Blanton (University of Virginia Libraries), Robyn Price (Imperial College London), and Lori Carlin (Delta Think)
  • Charleston Premiers, moderated by Darrell Gunter, CEO, Gunter Media Group
  • Long Arm of the Law panel, moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, CRL; Gary Price, InfoDocket; Others TBA.
  • Closing Summary by Derek Law, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde

Opening Keynote: We Will Get There, Together!
By Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National University of Lesotho

The unprecedented uncertainty sparked by global issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, political conflict, and the impact of mis- and disinformation require us to rethink who we are as humans. As information professionals, knowledge transfer offers us an opportunity to promote equity and social justice, not only between the global North and South, but between rural and urban communities, and other instances of unequal power. By seeking transformation, digital equity, and decolonization, knowledge practitioners can take the lead, using information as the currency of optimism, collaboration, and cohesiveness. Let’s explore knowledge paradigms that harness equality, fairness, and universal access to create the world we want to see–one where the common good is a norm. Join us for a talk about several different pathways we can all use to get there, together!

Timeline:

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In-Person Conference Week Tentative Schedule (times subject to change):

Monday, October 31

  • 2:00 – 6:00 pm Registration Check In Desk Open
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Vendor Showcase Booth Set Up Hours

Tuesday, November 1

  • 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Check In Desk Open
  • 8:00 – 10:00 am Vendor Showcase Booth Set Up
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning Preconferences 
  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Vendor Info Sessions (sessions scheduled every 30 minutes)
  • 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Charleston Vendor Showcase, Gaillard Center Grand Ballroom
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am Welcome Brunch with Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar 
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm Vendor Showcase Luncheon
  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Preconferences 
  • 2:00 – 2:30 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Welcome Reception at the Vendor Showcase 

Wednesday, November 2

  • 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Check In Desk Open
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:10 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break
  • 10:50 am Welcome and Announcements
  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am Opening Keynote: Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, University of Lesotho (Moderated by Joyce Dixon-Fyle, Coordinator of Collection Development, DePauw University)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Sponsored Lunch Sessions or Lunch on your Own
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm Lively Discussions 
  • 2:45 – 3:30 pm Neapolitan Sessions
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break and Poster Sessions
  • 4:00 – 4:40 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:10 – 6:00 pm Afternoon Plenary: Caroline Sutton, CEO, STM (Moderated by Anthony Watkinson)
  • 7:00 – 10:00 pm Annual Conference Reception at the South Carolina Aquarium

Thursday, November 3

  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration Check In Desk Open
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:10 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:40 – 10:20 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 10:20 – 10:50 Coffee Break
  • 10:50 am Welcome and Announcements
  • 11:00 – 11:50 am Keynote Presentation
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm Sponsored Lunch Sessions or Lunch on your Own
  • 12:00 pm Addlestone Library Special Collections Tour: Robert Jordan/Wheel of Time Memorabilia 
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm Lively Discussions 
  • 2:45 – 3:30 pm Neapolitan Sessions
  • 3:30 – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break
  • 4:00 – 4:40 pm Concurrent Sessions
  • 5:15 – 6:15 pm Afternoon Plenary: Charleston Premiers (Moderated by Darrell Gunter, Gunter Media Group)
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm Dine Arounds
  • 7:00 pm Ghost Tour

Friday, November 4 (All Francis Marion)

  • 7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet 
  • 8:30 – 9:10 am Concurrent Sessions
  • 9:30 – 10:30 am Innovation Sessions 
  • 10:30 – 10:50 am Refreshments
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Keynote: Long Arm of the Law (Moderated by Ann Okerson)
  • 12:15 – 1:00 pm Neapolitan Sessions
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm Closing Summary and Charleston Poll-a-palooza

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!

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