IASSIST Annual Conference and Regional Events

Each May/June the annual conference provides data professionals a variety of opportunities to participate in discussions about data sharing and management, data access and repository tools, metadata for research data, best practices for preserving data, global resources for information, new technologies professional development and much more.

The conference consists of workshops focused on the profession, stimulating plenaries, panel discussions, individual presentations, and posters. Networking opportunities with peers from around the world take place in breakout groups, interest group or birds of a feather sessions, and perhaps most importantly, during the breaks.

The annual conference is always an international event. Conference locations reflect our membership base and typically rotate to a different region each year. Virtual participation options may change from year to year.

Please familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct pertaining to all IASSIST events.

Forthcoming and Recent Conferences

2024 IASSIST Events

Annual Conference

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 28 - May 31, 2024

IASSIST 2024 Conference website

2023 IASSIST Events

Africa Workshop

3rd IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop Pretoria, South Africa, October 18-20, 2023.

To Africa Workshop

Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 30 - June 2, 2023

IASSIST 2023 Conference website

2022 IASSIST Events

2nd IASSIST Africa Regional Workshop was arranged in Ibadan, Nigeria, October 4-7, 2022.

Africa Workshop

IASSIST 2022 Conference was arranged as a hybrid event in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 7-10, 2022.

IASSIST 2022, Sweden

IASSIST 2022 presentations are available on Zenodo and recordings on YouTube

2021 IASSIST Events

Because of the continued health and economic concerns caused by the coronavirus, the Administrative Committee of IASSIST, in conjunction with the Program and Local Arrangements committees, voted to change the plans for the 2021 conference.

The main conference was virtual and took place in May 17-20, 2021. In addition, there was a separate IASSIST Africa Workshop.

Global Virtual Conference Africa Workshop

Past Conferences

Conference Archive captures the rich history of IASSIST conferences.