RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting: Programme

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RDA's 17th Plenary Meeting will run as a virtual plenary, with a virtual platform and format similar to VP16. More information on the virtual platform will follow in the coming weeks. 

Co-located events will take place on Monday 19 April and Friday 23 April 2021. 

Thu, 8 April | Tue, 13 April | Mon, 19 April | Tue, 20 April

Wed, 21 April | Thu, 22 April | Fri, 23 April 

Please note all times below are in UTC. Click on the times to see your local time conversions. 


Thursday, 8 April 2021 

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 

Monday, 19 April 2021 

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

  • 08:00 - 08:30 | Opening Session 
    • Hilary Hanahoe, RDA Secretary General 
    • Welcome from the Hosts: 
      • Gavin McLachlan, ‎Chief Information Officer and Librarian to the University of Edinburgh 
      • Rachel Bruce, Head of Open Research, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
      • Liam Earney, Executive Director, Digital Resources, Jisc 
  • 08:30 - 09:30 | Plenary Session 
    • "Research Data in the Wider Data Ecosystem", Dr Jeni Tennison, the Open Data Institute (ODI). 
  • 09:30 - 10:15 | Coffee Break Social: Whit is Scots? An Introduction. 

Facilitator: Laura Green, Scots Language Centre. Join us for a short introduction to Scots, one of the three native languages spoken in Scotland today. This session will introduce Scots and teach you some basic phrases that you can show off on your next trip to Scotland!

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 

Get a taste of Edinburgh Fringe with our lunchtime comedy set by Stuart Goldsmith. Stuart has been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe for years and we are looking forward to providing you with some laughter as a side to your lunch!

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Facilitator: Patricia Herterich. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a virtual ceilidh! This session will feature ceilidh couple dances and we will talk you through dancing along for your daily exercise. You can also just join us to listen to some traditional ceilidh music.

Thursday, 22 April 2021: Note this session extends into Friday 23 April, depending on your time zone.

Repeat Sessions/International Time Zones

Friday, 23 April 2021

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