At face-to-face Plenaries, RDA runs an RDA for Newcomers session just prior to the start of the Plenary. The aim of the session is to help participants new to RDA to understand a bit about how RDA works, assist them in navigating the Plenary, and provide an opportunity for networking.
However, as Plenary 16 will be a Virtual Plenary, attendees will not be coming together in the same location and time zone, so we will run two virtual sessions to accommodate different time zones.
RDA for Newcomers VP16 sessions are planned for:
Session 1: Thursday, 5 November 2020, 00:00 UTC (5 November 11:00 AEDT | 4 November 19:00 EST).
Further conversations and networking with RDA members
Further pointers mentioned in the session:
Early Career and Engagement Interest Group - The purpose of the Early Career and Engagement Interest Group (ECEIG) is to provide a focal point for Early and Mid-Career Researchers and Professionals (yes, students are welcome, too!) They have a volunteer mentoring programme and many other great efforts.
Agenda - Session 2:
Welcome to RDA and RDA Governance - Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General