ETD2017 Symposium

ETD2017 Symposium – Exploring Global Connections


ETD2017, the 20th international symposium on electronic theses and dissertations will be held August 7 – 9, 2017  at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference will be hosted by George Mason University with additional support from the Washington Research Library Consortium and co-organized by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA).

ETD2017 will provide excellent educational opportunities for professionals from graduate schools, libraries, academic computing and others who work with electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), institutional repositories, graduate students and scholarly communications. Our goal is to offer relevant, practice-oriented content to support ETD productivity improvement, ETD professionals, advance ETD operations and encourage the formation of regional ETD associations and networking communities as well as to provide useful and innovative resources, standards, and technology for the development and support of ETD programs.

Complete conference information will be available by following the resource links at the top of this Web page or in the right side-bar index.

Forthcoming Conference Resources

  • ETD Awards
  • ETD2017 Attendees
  • Conference Invitation
  • Workshops
  • Welcome to ETD2017
  • Welcome to Washington, DC
  • Other Resources
    • Conference Proceedings
    • Conference Program – (PDF)

Important Dates

  • Call for proposals
    • Announcement: December 16, 2016
    • Deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Travel Scholarship Program
    • Application: January 16 – March 31, 2017
    • Notification: April 15, 2017
  • Presenter notifications: April 15, 2017
  • Early bird registration: April 15 – May 31, 2017
  • Regular Registration: June 1 – July 14, 2017
  • NDLTD Board of Directors meeting: August 6, 2017
  • Conference: August 7 – 9, 2017

 USETDA 2017 Conference Planning Committee

  • Scott Eldredge (Brigham Young University)^
  • Valerie Emerson – Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair (George Washington University)
  • Sally Evans – Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair (George Mason University)*
  • Ramesh C. Gaur (Jawaharlal Nehru University)^
  • John Hagen (Renaissance Scholarly Communications)*
  • Lou Haines, Co-Chair (Miami University Graduate School)*
  • Matt Mariner, Program Committee Chair (Auraria Library, Denver, CO)*
  • Angela McCutcheon (USETDA Ex-Officio Board member)*
  • James MacDonald (University of Northern British Columbia)^
  • Robert Parker (USETDA Ex-Officio Board member)*
  • Christy Shorey (University of Florida Libraries)*
  • Stacy Wallace (University of Florida Graduate School)*

*USETDA Board Member
^NDLTD Board Member

Local Organizing Committee Members

  • Stacey Marien (American University)
  • Jean Pec (George Washington University)


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