The 18th Plenary Meeting was the first plenary to be fully owned and organised by the RDA Secretariat, responsible for the daily global operations, without support from local organisers.
To facilitate participation by the RDA’s global membership, meeting components were organized across a series of international time zones. All sessions were recorded and available to registered participants on the Plenary event platform, Whova, until mid-December when they are freely available to the complete RDA community and public via the plenary web pages.
RDA VP17 is now live!
If you are registered for the Plenary, you can now access the virtual platform (Juno Live), browse the sessions and programme, build your profile, and personalise your schedule in preparation for the event!
Further to the cancellation of the 15th Plenary Meeting from 18-20 March 2020, together with the local organising committee, the RDA Technical Advisory Board and RDA Secretariat, we would like to honour and build on the huge amount of work that you have all invested in preparing your breakout session meetings and your participation at the event. From 18th March to 10th April 2020 we will be facilitating the organisation of a virtual Plenary (VP 15) meeting, offering session convenors the opportunity to organise and participate in virtual breakout sessions.
"With Data Comes Responsibility"
Data professionals, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers from all disciplines and geographies will reconvene from April 2-4, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for RDA’s 13th Plenary Meeting (P13). RDA Plenaries are held twice a year, at various locations across the globe.
The last plenary held in the United States, Plenary 8, was held in Denver, Colorado as part of International Data Week 2016.
The second edition of International Data Week (IDW 2018) will be held on 5-8 November 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. Hosted by the Botswana Open Science and Open Data Forum, IDW 2018 will bring together data professionals and researchers from all disciplines and from all parts of the globe.
IDW 2018 combines the RDA's 12th Plenary Meeting, the biannual meeting of the research data community, and SciDataCon 2018, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research.