**Apologies for cross-posting**

The holidays are just around the corner for many of us, and we know you may
already be winding down — but we wanted to take a few minutes of your time
to remind you to register for NISO Plus 2021
<https://niso.plus/register-for-niso-plus-2021/> before our early bird
registration ends on January 8.

As a reminder, NISO Plus 2021 is a fully virtual conference, which will
take place from February 22-25 next year. The draft program
<https://niso.plus/program/> is now available and, with the help of our
wonderful Planning Committee
<https://niso.plus/niso-plus-planning-committee/>, we think we’ve included
something for everyone!


   You’ll hear from four inspiring keynote speakers — writer, activist, and
   journalist Cory Doctorow
   <https://niso.plus/cory-doctorow-to-keynote-at-niso-plus-2021/>; Margaret
   Principal Librarian at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
   (CSIR-FORIG); and scholar and writer Zeynep Tufekci
   (UNC - Chapel Hill); plus one other, to be announced in early January


   The one and only Heather Joseph
   Executive Director of SPARC <https://sparcopen.org/>, will accept the
   2021 Miles Conrad Award <https://www.niso.org/node/25942> during the
   conference, and deliver the annual Miles Conrad Lecture


   Experts from across the whole information community globally, will share
   their knowledge and help us kick off conversations with you about many of
   the challenges and opportunities we are facing


   NISO staff and volunteers will share updates and answer your questions
   about our work — past, present, and future


   Sessions will run from around 10.00am - 2.00pm EST (US/Canada) and then
   again from 8.00pm - 10.30pm EST (US/Canada), with a social and networking
   event in both time slots so that, wherever you are in the world, you can


   Registration rates <https://niso.plus/register-for-niso-plus-2021/> are
   very affordable — especially if you take advantage of the early bird
   rates, which are good through January 8 — including discounts for NISO
   members, great group rates, and special discounts for those with limited

Where else can you be taking a deep dive into a specific standard one
minute, and debating the impact of COVID-19 on our community the next?
Hearing from key influencers in the information ecosystem, then meeting up
with old friends and making new ones in our gather.town social space?

So please take a couple of minutes to check NISO Plus registration off your
list now — it’s one less thing to do in January!

We hope to see you there and, in the meantime, we wish you all a safe and
peaceful end to 2020 and our very best wishes for 2021.

The NISO Team


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