Past Conferences

Call for Proposals: FIP 2017

The Forum for Information Professionals (FIP) is now accepting proposals for 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Librarianship In The 21st Century: Nuts and Bolts.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 13th, 2017.

Abstracts can be submitted to

Please submit the following information about your presentation:

  • Name(s) and Email Address(es).
  • Presentation Title.
  • Abstract – 150-300 words.

We ask that presentations remain roughly around 20-25 minutes. Your name, presentation title,
and abstract will be used in the program the day of the conference, as well as posted on the FIP

We are open to presentations that cover any topic related to library and information studies, including abstracts from students in the MLIS combined programs. We welcome proposals from students enrolled in the online MLIS program who will be present in Edmonton during the conference. If you are in the Edmonton area, we invite you to come in person to present.

You can also submit more than one presentation, but we reserve the right to request you present on only one topic if we cannot accommodate both within the schedule. Co-authored presentations are also welcome, and you can present both as an individual and as part of a group.

We will also be incorporating a poster session in this year’s conference. Please consider this opportunity if you prefer this presentation format. You can submit the same information to the FIP email, but just indicate that you would like to be included in the poster session. Please note that FIP is not able to print posters; this remains strictly the responsibility of the presenter.

All presentations will be reviewed and selected by the FIP Committee.

If you have any questions you can contact Senior Co-Chairs Paul Gifford ( or Laura Gurney (, or at the FIP email account (


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