Call for Proposals

*CFP is now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied.*


The 2017 Program Committee invites proposals for participation in the upcoming Access Conference, which will be held September 27-29th 2017 in downtown Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel overlooking the scenic South Saskatchewan River, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan Library.

Access is Canada’s premier annual library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers from all library sectors together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. Whether this is your first Access conference or your 25th there will be plenty of opportunities to share ideas and learn from each other!

Access 2017 is a single stream conference featuring exciting keynotes, presentations, lightning talks, a hackathon, and lots of time for networking and social events.

We are seeking proposals for:

  • 20 min presentations (15 min presentation, ~5 min questions)
    • These could be demos, theory or practice, case studies, original research, etc.
    • These submissions will be double blind peer-reviewed
  • 30 min panel sessions
  • 5 min lightning talks

Ready to submit? Fill out this form by April 5, 2017 April 12, 2017 (you will need to create an account/login to submit your proposal).

Need some ideas? Check out the 2016 conference program!

Questions? Contact us at

Access 2017 is making every effort to be as inclusive and as safe an environment as possible. Check out or Diversity Scholarship Program and our Code of Conduct.