NFAIS Lunch & Learn


NFAIS is seeking knowledgeable and articulate experts to present at its 3rd Annual Lunch & Learn with NFAIS virtual education series. Share your insights and expertise with others in the information services community through this new program that is free for NFAIS members and available to non-members for a nominal fee.

Through presenting at NFAIS’s Lunch & Learn events, you can challenge current thinking, highlight industry trends and new technologies, and motivate others in the pursuit of excellence. Share your experience and expertise, and make a valuable contribution to the information industry. Click here to view our lineup of prior Lunch & Learn presentations. The submissions deadline for the 2017-2018 Lunch & Learn cycle is Monday, August 7, 2017.

Benefits of Presenting with NFAIS

  • Gain visibility as a thought leader in the global information services community
  • Create a launch pad for debate and discussion
  • Influence and shape the future of information services
  • Reach a high-caliber audience of key leaders and decision makers
  • Help others succeed and ensure they avoid common pitfalls
  • Boost the profile of yourself and your organization
  • Network with colleagues and meet potential new clients

Presentation Guidelines

  • Submissions deadline is Monday, August 7, 2017
  • Submissions must be in English
  • Presentations must be original work
  • Presentations must be educational in nature (sales presentations will not be accepted)
  • Presentations must be either 30 minutes (20 minute presentation/10 minute Q&A) or 45 minutes (30 minute presentation/15 minute Q&A)
  • Presentations should focus on the following content areas:
    • New innovation or emerging technology in scholarly publishing and research
    • New or emerging practices for greater efficiencies, user engagement, and/or improved quality
    • Case studies that demonstrate successful partnerships or business models
    • Industry research or studies that highlight or illuminate new thinking, analysis and innovation on the future of information services
    • Creative solutions to existing challenges within the information services community
  • Submissions should include a title, session summary (maximum of 300 words) identifying the purpose, content, and learning objectives/expected outcomes for participants, and a professional biography of presenter (maximum of 50 words)

The Evaluation Process

All submissions will be reviewed by the NFAIS Workshop and Webinar Planning Committee, and selected based on the following criteria.

  • Relevance to the industry
  • Overall quality
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Speaker qualifications
  • Well-defined focus within selected content area

All speakers will be notified regardless of selection. NFAIS will keep all submissions on file for a period of 12 months. Speakers may also be contacted during this period to present at a workshop, virtual seminar, webinar, or the annual conference.