Skyline in Durham, NC

2020 Scholarly Communication Institute

Note: Sadly, we must announce that this year’s Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute will be canceled due to the ongoing uncertainty over the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 and the health, travel, and economic constraints related to it. Please see this announcement for more information.


The 2020 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute will be held from October 4 to 8, 2020, in downtown Durham, North Carolina.

This year’s theme will be Community, collaboration, and the commons. If you’re interested in participating, please review the Request for Proposals, and submit your proposal before May 1.

Between 2014 and 2019 TriangleSCI was held at the Rizzo Center, a conference center affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill, that featured a retreat-like atmosphere. For 2020 we’ll be moving to the center of Durham, where, in keeping with this year’s theme, TriangleSCI programming will be more integrated into the community. The main venue will be The Rickhouse, a historic tobacco building in Durham’s Central Park neighborhood that was recently renovated to an event space, with a large deck overlooking the historic Durham Athletic Park (setting for the film Bull Durham). SCI 2020 participants will have lodging at The Durham Hotel, in a renovated mid-century modern bank building, a short walk from the Rickhouse on Durham’s central square. Meals will be in nearby restaurants and the soon to be opened Durham Food Hall. Plans are in process to host some parts of the program at the newly renovated Durham Public Library downtown branch and/or other venues in historic downtown Durham. More details will be posted on our Venue and Logistics page as they become available.

More updates about SCI 2020 will be posted here, on the trianglesci.org home page, and on the @TriangleSCI Twitter feed as they become available.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions for more about the Institute and how it works, or email scholcomm-institute@duke.edu if you have questions not answered in the FAQ or other links on this site.

For more information about past years of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute, see the following links:

[ Photo by Tim Bounds used under CC BY NC license. ]