Crossref LIVE18 Toronto

Our free-to-attend annual event is where we welcome the scholarly community to join us for two days of idea-sharing and lively discourse, previews of future initiatives with interactive demos. Crossref LIVE Annual is also where we announce the results our Board election.

The theme for LIVE18 is How good is your metadata? and will be held in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Reference Library located at 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario from 9am-6pm on the 13th (with drinks reception), and 9am-4pm on the 14th.

In addition to staff insights, invited speakers will inspire us with their metadata tales of woe and wonder:

  • Patricia Cruse, DataCite
  • Ravit David, University of Toronto
  • Clare Dean, Metadata 2020
  • Paul Dlug, American Physical Society
  • Kristen Fisher Ratan, CoKo Foundation
  • Stefanie Haustein, University of Ottawa
  • Bianca Kramer, Utrecht University
  • Graham Nott, Freelance developer (eLife/JATS)
  • Jodi Schneider, University of Urbana-Champaign
  • Shelley Stall, American Geophysical Union

Registration is open.


The event itself is free to attend but you’ll need to arrange your own flights and hotels. We have compiled a list of hotels near the venue for you to consider.

LIVE17 in Singapore, November 14-15, 2017

We focused on the theme of Metadata + Relations + Infrastructure = Context. We had our fullest program yet, with the broadest representation yet - researchers, editors, journal and book people, publishing execs, librarians, and funders. We talked a lot about relationships: between metadata; between research outputs; and between the scholarly community.

It was two full days packed with a mixture of plenary sessions, the results of our members’ newly elected board members, and interactive activities and entertainment.

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Watch the recorded sessions from day one 14 November, 2017
Watch the recorded sessions from day two 15 November, 2017

LIVE16 in London, November 1-2, 2016

Get a flavor of the event by listening to three of the most popular talks from 2016. The podcast includes some of our guest’s comments about the talks, including Crossref’s Geoffrey Bilder on our plans for a new organization identifier registry, Dario Taraborelli from the Wikimedia Foundation, and April Hathcock of New York University.

The annual meeting archive

Browse our archive of Annual Meeting agendas with links to previous presentations from each year since 2001.

Can’t make it?

If you can’t make it to our main annual event, we always live-stream and make recordings. Also take a look at the series of Crossref LIVE Locals that take place all around the world to have conversations with our community around the world, with a program tailored to each country.

Please contact us with any questions.

Last Updated: 2018 October 6 by Ginny Hendricks