We are planning our end of project event and have decided to hold a colloquium. Whilst we do have findings from the project that we’d like to share which could have been done in a straight forward conference style event, we also felt it was important to keep looking forward and open up conversations about future collaboration.  So we’ll be using a range of presentation styles across the day and encouraging others to come and participate as well. There will be some more traditional presentations, a roundtable discussion and Pecha Kucha sessions.

The focus of this event is collaborative digital content, to include all areas of the digital lifecycle from content creation through metadata to preservation and long term storage, and everything else in between.  The aim of the Colloquium is not only to share past experiences of collaboration but also to start new conversations about future possibilities.

We have just put out a call for papers for the Pecha Kucha sessions and are looking forward to receiving some great proposals. If you’re interested please email a description of your paper (no more than 300 words) to life-share@leeds.ac.uk. We’d be particularly interested to see sessions about innovative approaches to digial collaboration, the benefits and pitfalls, and any future plans. Send in your proposals by the 31st January. A prize will be awarded to the best Pecha Kucha session as voted for by delegates.

The Colloquium will be held at the University of Sheffield on Tuesday 29th March 2011. More details about speakers will follow in the new year.