VIVO Conference breaks its glass ceiling!  Where are the women speakers leading our thinking in VIVO, linked open data, research, identifiers, and scholarly profiles?  Well, at the VIVO Conference, of course.  For the first time, both our keynotes are women – Christina Patuelli, School of Information at Pratt Institute, and Jodi Schneider, School of Information Science at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, will give keynotes to begin our days Thursday and Friday.  We have five invited speakers and three of them are women – Rebecca Bryant, OCLC Research, Katie Frey, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Ying Ding, School of Information Sciences and Computing, Indiana University will be joined by David Eichmann, University of Iowa, and Jim Hendler, Cognitive Science Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  What a line-up!  You can see all the speakers at

Have ideas regarding speakers for next year's conference?  Share your ideas with any of the VIVO Conference Planning Task Force members.

But wait, there's more:

  • Late breaking submissions for posters and demos (new this year) can be submitted here through June 12.  There are some many people doing excellent work all over the VIVO Community.  This is an opportunity to share.  Details here 
  • The program is now available on-line.  We won't have a program book this year.  We are saving a few dollars, and quite a few trees.  Everything is on-line here  Hope you like the new approach and the ease of on-line access for the program.
  • Would your organization like to sponsor the conference?  See:
  • Registration is open.  All are welcome.  Register here: 

How did you deploy VIVO?  A short survey is being conducted to help us learn about your deployment of VIVO.  Specifically, we're interested in understanding about your use of the interface.  Did you customize it?  Replace it?  Add significant elements?  Your response will take about 10 minutes and will us tremendously.  You can find the survey here:

Outreach and Engagement call this Thursday, June 1 The Outreach and Engagement Interest Group will have its call this Thursday at 1 PM US Eastern time.  The interest group brings together people sharing ideas about faculty and institutional engagement, marketing, and training.  It's a great group for non-technical discussion.  It's also a great group for people considering VIVO and planning messaging and support for VIVO.  We hope you can join us.  Here's the Webex link:

Internationalization call June 8  The Internationalization Task Force will have a call on Thursday, June 8, at 10 AM US Eastern Time.  Check Meeting Times Around the World for the time of the meeting in your time zone.  The group will consider what to tackle first, second and after that, and how work will be organized.  If you are interested in Multi-Language Support (that is, any language other than English) please join the call.  Here's the Webex link:



Mike Conlon 
VIVO Project Director

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