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Digital Commons International Conference 2024

Conference: October 7th-October 8th

Institutional Repository (IR) Manager Certification Course: October 9th – October 10th

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Innovate, Showcase, and expand your reach: Strategies to elevate your institutional content

Join us for the Digital Commons International Conference 2024, where innovation meets collaboration!

After two years of hosting successful virtual conferences in 2021 and 2022, followed by our highly acclaimed in-person North American event in 2023, we're excited to announce our next step. Join us for the free Digital Commons International Conference 2024, scheduled for October 7th-10th in Berkeley, California. 

This event marks a significant milestone as we bring together librarians, researchers, and research leaders from across the globe to Berkeley, a hub renowned for its forward-thinking atmosphere. 

About the Conference

The Digital Commons International Conference 2024 is a global event designed to foster discussions and collaborations, celebrate advancements in repository management, digital collections, journal hosting and Research Data Management. From enlightening presentations to interactive workshops, this conference promises an enriching experience for all attendees.

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Why Attend?

  • Global Connectivity: Engage with a diverse community of professionals and thought leaders, gaining insights and perspectives worldwide. 

  • Cutting-Edge Insights: Delve into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices shaping the landscape of institutional repositories and research management. 

  • Interactive Learning: Participate in peer-led panels, lightning talks and networking opportunities, facilitating meaningful connections and knowledge exchange. 

Institutional Repository (IR) Manager Certification Course

Following the conference, take the opportunity to enhance your skills with our IR Manager Certification Course. Led by our Consulting Services team, this course provides practical training and in-depth knowledge essential for effective repository management, as well as the opportunity for small group or one-on-one training with the CS team. 

Why Attend

Whether you’re launching a new Digital Commons, new to an institution with Digital Commons, or just seeking to reboot your Digital Commons, we’re here to help! 

  • Develop a concrete set of IR best practices, goals, and benchmarks 

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Digital Commons software and its breadth of supported content 

  • Learn strategies to find, manage, and promote new content at your institution 

  • Train with a skilled consultant and use Digital Commons' reporting tools to demonstrate growth and impact to your stakeholders 

  • Earn an IR Manager Certificate 

*The certification course is US$2,500 per attendee. Registration for the course is commitment to the current course fee. Note: The certification fee is discounted until June 28, after which the cost will increase to US$3,000 per person 

IR Manager Course Attendees 2023

Conference Registration

Secure your spot for the conference and/or certification course by clicking here.opens in new tab/window  Take advantage of early bird discounts and ensure your participation in this transformative event. 

Digital Commons International Conference

UC Berkeley Campus, Californiaopens in new tab/window

Martin Luther King Jr. Building, West Pauley Ballroom 

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720 

IR Manager Course:

Elsevier Berkeley Office opens in new tab/window

2100 Milvia Street, Ste 300

Berkeley, CA 94704 

Experience the vibrant culture of Berkeley at our venue, conveniently located at the intersection of innovation and inspiration. Discover the allure of Berkeley's dynamic surroundings, offering a blend of modern amenities and local charm. 


Book your stay at the designated conference hotel, Hotel Shattuck Plazaopens in new tab/window and take advantage of our $205++ discounted rate and easy access to the event venue. Explore the beauty of Berkeley and indulge in the city's offerings during your stay. Book here for the discounted rate by September 6, 2024.opens in new tab/window

For inquiries regarding the Digital Commons International Conference 2024, please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window

We can’t wait to see you in Berkeley!