Added on 21 June 2021

The 17th International Conference on Digital Preservation, iPres2021 ( is now inviting proposals for lightning talks at iPres2021. The submissions should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please use “Lightning Talks” as the subject of your email.

Lightning Talks are a valuable professional contribution to the iPres conferences. They are short presentations no more than 3 minutes, on emerging strategies, conceptual designs, preliminary experiments, innovative solutions and other interesting works in progress, on the themes of iPres2021.

A simple abstract within one page will be required for being selected into the program, with clear information on authors, author affiliations, and contact info. There will be no formal peer review process but a small team of the iPres2021 Programme Committee will look into them to make sure the topics fit into iPres2021. The submissions have a rolling deadline/acceptance cycle: 1 June -31 July. Acceptance notices will be given no later than 31 August.

The main theme of iPRES2021 is:

  • Empowering Digital Preservation for the Enriched Digital Ecosystem.

Subthemes are:

  • Exploring the New Horizons;
  • Scanning the New Development;
  • Enhancing the Collaboration;
  • Building the Capacity;
  • COVID-19 and Digital Preservation.

iPRES2021 is to be organized in a hybrid mode where participants may join the conference through the Zoom or on-site.

Details about the Call for Contributions, history, themes, program organization etc., of iPres2021 may be found on the conference website.

For questions with regards to submission and review of the lightning talks, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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