Events & Webinars

Upcoming Events


Stakeholders from around the world will come together virtually at FORCE2021 to discuss the future of scholarly communications. In collaboration with FORCE11 and other community-led organizations, ICSTI has joined forces to plan this free global event featuring curated keynotes and panel discussions alongside community submitted posters and lightning talks.

ICSTI has organized the final keynote session on December 9 at 18:00 UTC, where Dr. Anindita Bhadra of IISER Kolkata and the Global Young Academy will speak on the topic of the future of science work, looking specifically at the long-term effects of pandemic-induced changes in how researchers communicate and collaborate.

Conference registration is free. Register here.

A call-for-proposals (CFP) for posters and lightning talks on the following themes is open through October 15:

  • Research assessment
  • Science communication through social media
  • The future of science work
  • Role of open science in sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  • Systemic change for equity and inclusion
  • Successes from student organizations
  • Governance of open science
  • Science discoverability

ICSTI is planning a virtual event featuring speakers on AI and ML use cases in STI, open to anyone affiliated with ICSTI member organizations. We will announce speaker details and event information later this year.

ICSTI Annual Conferences

ICSTI presents an annual conference including ITOC and TACC workshops, member-to-member presentations, general assembly and executive board business meetings, and other programs. In-person ICSTI conferences are typically co-located with another relevant conference in order to maximize value for attendees.

Previous partners include the Shanghai Competitive Intelligence Forum (SCIF), the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA).

ICSTI Virtual General Assembly

Business Meeting
Members’ Fair on Open Data – ITOC & TACC co-organized session
  • Business Meeting
  • Members’ Fair on Open Data – ITOC & TACC co-organized session

ICSTI Virtual General Assembly

ICSTI Annual Conference, Shanghai

Shanghai Building
Maximiliane Okonnek
Shanghai Group
  • Open Innovation: Assessment Approaches and Tools – workshop
  • Open Innovation: Business Practice – panel session
  • Open Science: Latest Developments and Initiatives – ITOC workshop
  • Technology Enabled Innovation in Open Science – TACC workshop

ICSTI Annual Conference, London

London Conference Room
London Conference Room
WWS 10th Anniversary
  • Innovations that Work – special session
  • The Scientific Library of the Future – ITOC workshop
  • Discovering and Connecting Related Research Objects in the Modern Science Landscape – TACC workshop

ICSTI Annual Conference, Washington, DC

Washington DC Conference
Washington DC Conference 2

ICSTI Annual Conference, Barcelona

Barcelona Building
Barcelona Lobby
Barcelona Conference

ICSTI Webinars

The Copyright Clearance Center
In partnership with The Copyright Clearance Center
  • Research Data Management and Workflows in Universities - Transforming Data to Knowledge
  • From Information to Knowledge with AI
  • Blockchain for Science
In partnership with NISO
  • Text and Data Mining : The Way Forward as Seen by the Library, Publisher and Researcher Communities
  • Enabling Innovations for Researcher Workflows and Scholarly Communication