The VIVO conference brings together people from around the world interested in open scholarship and the use of VIVO to support scholarship.  Workshops, presentations, posters, key note presentations, and invited talks, along with ample time for collaboration, conversation and meeting friends new and old, makes the VIVO conference a central element in the development of the VIVO community.

2019 Conference – September 4-6, Podgorica, Montenegro

VIVO goes international!  Join us in beautiful Montenegro. 

The Tenth Annual VIVO Conference was held from Wednesday September 4 to Friday September 6 at the Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 2, Podgorica, Montenegro. The VIVO 2019 Conference Task Force would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers, presenters, Grand Travel Agency staff members (especially Maja Maksimović), and the amazing staff at the Hilton Hotel Podgorica lead by Goran Korać. Thank you all for making VIVO 2019 conference such a memorable one! Welcome slides are available on the following link.

The VIVO Conference site includes all the information about the conference and the program. The session abstracts are posted on the Program Schedule and the Speakers pages. Thanks to our program Chair, Ruben Verborgh, for challenging us to consider Open Review platform and for making sure the program includes outstanding talks. Thank you to our keynote speaker Herbert Van de Sompel and to our two invited speakers, Anastasia Dimou and Sarven Capadisli.

The opening reception was held on September 4 at the Plantaže Winery. I hope that all of you had a great time at this outstanding venue and that you had a chance to taste the traditional Montenegrin dishes. Round of applause for our Local Committee Chair, Nataša Popović and Grand Travel agency for organizing.

ACTION 1: Regarding presentation slides, please make sure you send a link to your presentations to Violeta Ilik [ilik.violeta at] with subject line VIVO 2019 presentation slides, and the VIVO 2019 Task Force members responsible for the website will add them to the program schedule.

ACTION 2: To provide feedback about the conference please complete this evaluation form. Many thanks for your help.

It was great seeing you all in Podgorica and I hope you had/have a great trip back home.

All the best,
Violeta Ilik on behalf of the VIVO 2019 Task Force

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