VIVO 2016 Conference
Conference Events and Resources 

Networking Receptions
Please join us for refreshments during two evening receptions:

Wednesday, August 17
Welcome and Networking Reception 
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 
Location: TBA 
Registration will be open outside during the reception.

Thursday, August 18
Posters & Cocktails
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Colorado A – D 

Tuesday Evening Event: Digital Science Spotlight
On Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 in the Denver Marriott City Center, Digital Science is hosting, “Spotlight: Are You Open?” a panel discussion about current and future issues surrounding open access at universities. The free event provides, beer, wine, snacks and insight an open access infrastructure at university. For more information, click here.  

OpenVIVO at the Conference
OpenVIVO is a new VIVO implementation created by the community for the community. Using your ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), OpenVIVO lets you create a profile and share links to your digital content in online repositories like Figshare.

This year, we encourage VIVO Conference speakers to submit their presentations, posters, and other materials to Figshare as early as possible, preferably before the conference.

Participants’ profiles and conference materials will be easy to find on the VIVO Conference 2016 page in OpenVIVO. Presentations, posters, and other materials will be free to access as linked open data—more visible and discoverable in the scholarly ecosystem. 

For more information about OpenVIVO, download the OpenVIVO flyer.

“Birds of a Feather” Lunches
Looking for like-minded peers to discuss a particular question or topic? Or maybe you’re new to the conference and you’d like to meet VIVO community members with similar interests or implementations. We’re organizing BOF lunches on Thursday and Friday during the conference, and we need your ideas! 

If you’d like to suggest a topic for a BOF lunch, add it to the BOF Google Doc any time before the conference. These will be informal, self-organizing discussions, so you don’t need an agenda. More details will be added to the Google Doc as they emerge.

VIVO Around the World
We’re touring the VIVOs around the world at the 2016 conference! We’re putting together a slideshow of all of the VIVO implementations and sites producing VIVO-compatible data across the globe. We’ll present the slideshow at the conference and read the descriptions for you.  

To include your implementation in VIVO Around the World:
  • Create a single PowerPoint slide that represents your VIVO, and please include the URL on the slide.
  • Add a description of your VIVO in three bullet points that can be read in 30 seconds or less.
  • Send to before Monday, August 15 (submissions accepted at the conference too).
  • Even if you can’t come to the conference, we’d love to include your slide in the presentation. We’ll make the presentation available in OpenVIVO after the conference. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We look forward to seeing you!