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FL-SCIG Unconference 2016

FL-SCIG Unconference

Join us on June 23rd, 2016 at Rollins College.

Scope of the Unconference

The Florida Scholarly Communication Interest Group Unconference is a collaborative, interactive and informal forum for sharing and exploring the academic arena of scholarly communication.

Building on the traditions of the ASERL Unconference and THAT Camp, the FL-SCIG Forum welcomes and accepts session proposals from all attendees, and encourages opportunities for open discussion and participation. 

Amidst the beautiful Rollins College campus, our goal is to promote a relaxed and collegial environment that stimulates and inspires us to expand our understanding, define and discuss common problems, create and consider new approaches and solutions, and conceive plans that can advance our scholarly communication programs and services.

From research universities to liberal arts colleges, the issues surrounding scholarly communication are ever-expanding and diversifying. Join us at this venue for dialogue on June 23rd, 2016. 

If you're posting to social media during the conference, be sure to tag your posts with #FLscholcomm.


Proposals should address a timely scholarly communications topic or issue within these and other relevant areas:

  • Fair use or copyright
  • Open access
  • Data management
  • Institutional repositories
  • Metrics (Biblio or Alt)
  • Publishing (Library; ETDs; more)
  • Peer Review
  • Impact
  • Campus engagement
  • Marketplace and licensing

Possible session formats could include roundtable discussions, lightning talks, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations. Any format is permitted, provided that it encourages open discussion and participation. (For more about unconferences, see here.)

Everyone will have the opportunity to put a session proposal on the agenda. All submissions are welcomed and no proposal is voted off. The idea is simple, if you have a topic you wish to discuss that pertains to the relevant areas listed above convene a session. Meet someone with a similar topic? Merge sessions! Don’t feel like proposing a session? Once the agenda is created decide which session or sessions you would like to listen in on and join.

You can submit a proposal here, or look at proposals that have already been submitted.


Registration begins March 16th, 2016, with an opening reception at 8:30am where the whole group will be guided through creating an agenda.

You can register online here.


The cost will be around $10 a person. This will cover coffee/tea and pastries in the morning in the Galloway room and endless coffee/tea/water in the breakout rooms through the day. This cost will be collected by Rollins through the registration process to cover the cost of refreshments Sodexo is providing.

If you are driving to the conference, parking for the day in the Suntrust Parking Garage will cost a maximum of $8.00 ($10.00 if you lose your ticket).


While attendees with topical ideas are encouraged to initiate sessions, all attendees will work together to set the final agenda for a day of open discussion and participation. The event is intended to help generate communication and provide the time and space for individuals to talk and learn from each other. You can view a list of session proposals here.  Room locations and maps for sessions will be posted below as the locations are finalized.

Time Session Location
8:30-9:00 Breakfast/Registration Mills Building / Galloway Room
9:00-9:30 Welcome Remarks/Set Schedule for Day Mills Building / Galloway Room
9:45-10:45 Breakout Sessions 1 (up to maximum of 3 concurrent sessions)
10:45-11:00 Refreshment Break (up to maximum of 3 concurrent sessions)
11:00-12:00 Breakout Sessions 2 (up to maximum of 3 concurrent sessions)
12:00-1:30 Lunch (On your Own)
1:45-2:45 Breakout Sessions 3 (up to maximum of 3 concurrent sessions)
3:00-3:30 Wrap-Up/Report Outs

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