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Research Symposia Series

Aims and Objectives

ASIS&T Research Symposia are research-oriented events that address current, important and emerging topics of interest to the ASIS&T community. Symposia are held independently of the ASIS&T Annual Meetings, and may be designed to catalyze and develop new research directions, to build upon existing areas of research, or to facilitate collaboration and knowledge translation with industry and professional practice. Research Symposia are intended to gather a limited number of researchers and/or professionals from diverse backgrounds, fields and career stages to discuss research focused on a specified theme or problem. Symposia should promote active engagement and exchanges between participants. Symposia held in 2022 will be virtual.

Research Symposia are intended to gather a limited number (40-50) of researchers and/or professionals from diverse backgrounds, fields and career stages to discuss research  focused on a specified theme or problem for approximately 1-2 days (or 16 hours of content delivered over a longer period of time). Symposia should promote active engagement and exchanges between participants. Both regional and international Research Symposia may be proposed.

Resources

ASIS&T will support Research Symposia in a variety of ways, including setting up registration, promoting the event through various channels, running the Zoom, contributing speaker fees, etc.

Two-Step Process

There is a two-step process for proposing a Research Symposium. A brief Expression of Interest should be submitted to the ASIS&T Research Engagement Committee (REC) by May 2, 2022. The REC will evaluate the EOIs based on the selection criteria below and invite top-ranked EOIs to submit a full proposal. Applicants will receive feedback by May 20th. Full proposals will be due by June 27, 2022. The REC will also offer feedback to those applicants invited to submit a full proposal, aimed at ensuring the most successful research symposia possible.