Speaker Information (2021)

This page provides information for prospective speakers for the Mercian Collaboration Conference 2021.

Call for Conference Session Proposals

Session Information

An outline programme is available. The following session formats will be hosted during the conference.

  • Keynote: Invited speaker to set the tone for the event [with an opportunity for delegate questions]
  • Parallel Sessions: 50 minute papers/workshops [40 minute presentations, 10 minutes for delgate questions & discussion]
  • Short Talks: 10 minute presentations as part of a panel [including time for questions]
  • Nuggets of Joy: Brief (2-5 minute max) pre-recorded video inserts

Preparing your Session

Information on format, duration and platform requirements are given in the call for papers above. For more help with preparing your session contact Ruth Houghton & Laura Newman


Speakers from Mercian Collaboration member organisations, and other UK academic libraries are eligible to register their interest as speakers, only.

Booking to Attend

Now open

You may also wish to see our guidance information for delegates.


For any general queries, please contact Gareth J Johnson (mercianlibrariescollaboration@gmail.com)