WDS Repository Sustainability Summit 2023

16 May 2023 | Events

Registration is now open for the WDS Repository Sustainability Summit 2023!


We are thrilled to invite you to the World Data System Repository Sustainability Summit 2023, a one and a half day event that will take place on 20 and 21 July at the University of Tennessee Student Union in Knoxville, TN, USA. This summit is designed for WDS members and prospective members who want to learn how to improve their sustainability plan for their repository and connect with resources and partners.

The main goal of the Summit is to help you create or enhance your sustainability plan for long-term preservation of your data sets. You will learn about the trends and challenges in fiscal sustainability and will also get feedback and guidance from WDS experts and peers on how to develop and implement your own sustainability plan.

By attending the Summit, you will not only gain valuable knowledge and skills, but also contribute to the global effort of ensuring the availability and usability of quality data for current and future generations.

The Summit is hosted by the World Data System and the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), with support from various sponsors and partners. Some of the highlights of the summit include:

•    An opening session and keynote by Suzie Allard, Director of the Research and Innovation Center at UTK and David Castle, Chair of the WDS Scientific Committee, as well as a recorded message from the International Science Council’s CEO, Salvatore Aricò and a virtual presentation from UNESCO’s Ana Persec
•    A keynote speaker panel lunch with peers speaking to peers on finding sustainability for their repositories
•    A keynote speaker panel from the funder’s point of view of financial sustainability of repositories
•    Four lessons on sustainability planning, followed by hands-on breakout sessions for interactive learning and feedback

Registration is open to all, but priority will be given to World Data System members. The event is limited to 50 participants so register today!

There is no fee to attend the Summit. Continental breakfast and lunches will be provided to attendees on Thursday and Friday. Attendees are responsible for their travel, lodging, and remaining meal costs.

Once your registration is accepted to the event, links to room blocks at local hotels will be shared with attendees. Please email wds-ipo@utk.edu with any questions you may have.

Learn more about the Summit agenda, speakers, and register today at https://tiny.utk.edu/Sustainability_Registration.

We look forward to seeing you in person!


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