Call for Proposals and Registration for Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2015

08/24/2015 12:00 am

REMINDER: Time is running short REGISTRATION is OPEN and CALL for SESSION PROPOSALS form is AVAILABLE online.

Best Practices Exchange (BPE) 2015: “Keystones to a Digital Future”

BPE registration is OPEN and hotel registration is OPEN for only one more month or until the group room block/rate is sold out.

In addition, we are seeking proposals through September 11, 2015, (please use proposal form)for sessions to be presented at the 10th annual Best Practices Exchange (BPE), which will be held in Harrisburg, PA, October 19-21, 2015. The BPE is an ‘un’conference that focuses on the management and preservation of digital information and it brings together practitioners to discuss their real-world experiences, including best practices and lessons learned.

Following the format of past Best Practices Exchangeswe encourage you, the attendees, to present our projects and experiences,successes, failures and lessons learned.

It is anticipated that most sessions will be 75 minutes longwith two or more speakers per session. We encourage presentations to be 30 minutes (two speakers) or 20 minutes (three speakers) in length to allow 10-15 minutes for discussion and engagementwith the audience.

Note: There may be one timeslot that will accommodate a 90 minute session option.

Proposals should include an abstract of 100 words or less and the name, title, email, phone number and organization of each presenter. A proposal may be submitted for one speaker, which will then be paired with others by the program committee; or a proposal may be submitted for a full session with multiple speakers (please contact and confirm the other speakers prior to submission.)

For more information about proposals, and for the Proposal submission form, please see the “Presentations”page on the BPE website.

Proposals are due by September 11, 2015.

Please send all session proposals to Linda Avetta, Pennsylvania State Archives, at