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2021 CRKN Conference (Week 1)


October 13, 2021 13:00 - October 15, 2021 16:00





Theme: Shifting the Future

The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) is excited to announce the dates for the 2021 CRKN Conference, which will be taking place virtually from October 13 to 21, 2021.

Focusing on the theme “Shifting the Future,” we hope to bring together members and stakeholders from across the library and GLAM sectors for discussions on the future of open access, decolonization and indigenization of library and GLAM practices, current or post-pandemic shifts in our work, and much more.

Be sure to mark your calendars with the following dates for our popular Intro to CRKN pre-conference presentation, thematic programming from our community, and CRKN business sessions, including the annual Meeting of the Members. While dates are confirmed, the exact timing of sessions will be confirmed along with the final schedule in August.


Intro to CRKN presentation
October 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Week One

Thematic sessions on both licensing and digital heritage topics
October 13 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
October 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
October 15 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Week Two

CRKN updates and business sessions
October 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Ron MacDonald Distinguished Service Award Ceremony: Wednesday, October 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

October 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time, including:

  • Annual Meeting of the Members: Thursday, October 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Additional information on the conference schedule and registration, as well as a call for proposals for conference sessions, will be coming soon.

For more information, to suggest topics or speakers, or to let us know how we can best accommodate your participation, please contact Francesca Brzezicki at