THE COLLECTIVE - A New Conference Concept - Ongoing

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Since 2015

Role: Co-Founder & Co-Director

The Collective is a new conference concept whose mission is learning, networking, and kickstarting new ideas among next-generation librarians and library stakeholders where the participants determine the content.

Frustrated by the lack of tangible skills and takeaways at many academic conferences, The Collective aims to create a low-cost, high-impact gathering to encourage collaboration and sharing among practicing librarians and archivists creating innovative work and vendors who can help serve their institutional needs. 

Drawing upon “un-conference” precedents such as The Conversation and THATCamp, The Collective limits event overlap and emphasizes networking, conversation, hands-on activities, and collaboration.