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Bid to Host ETD 2019, the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations

posted Apr 27, 2018, 7:42 PM by NDLTD Admin   [ updated May 2, 2018, 11:41 AM ]
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The NDLTD Conference Standing Committee is accepting bids to host the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, ETD 2019. Hosting this prestigious international conference is a unique prospect since it also brings value to the hosting institution.  As a host, the institution gains recognition as  a thought leader in the areas of scholarly communication and digital pedagogy.  In addition, the institution  will share highlights of its scholarly accomplishments with conference delegates who come from well-known campuses from around the world.  The conference also provides hosts with the opportunity to promote the most up-to-date scholarly practices to its own community of students and scholars and to identify partners across campus who are practicing digital pedagogy and who are proponents of scholarly communication. 
The last symposium ETD 2017 was held in Washington DC, USA During August 7-9,  2017.  The next symposium ETD 2018 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan during September 26-28, 2018. Some previous symposia were held in Lille, France (ETD 2016) New Delhi, India (ETD 2015), Leicester, UK (ETD 2014), Hong Kong (ETD 2013); Lima, Peru (ETD 2012); Cape Town, South Africa (ETD 2011); Austin, Texas, USA (ETD 2010); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (ETD 2009); Aberdeen, Scotland (ETD 2008); Uppsala, Sweden (ETD 2007) Quebec City, Canada (ETD 2006), Sydney Australia (ETD 2005); Lexington, Kentucky, USA (ETD 2004), and Berlin, Germany (ETD 2003).The first meeting was held in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in June 1998. 
Please submit your bid by e-mail to Ramesh C Gaur (, NDLTD Conference Standing Committee -Chair, on or before May 31, 2018.  Please note that should your institution be chosen to host ETD 2019 you will have the full support and help of the NDLTD Conference Standing Committee in preparing for the symposium.  The conference planning handbook will also be available to the Local Organizing Committee. Potential bidders are encouraged to contact Ramesh C Gaur, Chair or any other member of the Conference Standing Committee early in the process of preparing their bid to express interest and receive guidance.
Bidders are encouraged to attend ETD 2018 at Taiwan during September 26-28, 2018. Your participation can help in gathering more information about the organization of the symposium.