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2022 Scholarly Communication Institute

The 2022 Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute will be held from October 9 to 13, 2022, in Durham, North Carolina.

This year’s theme will be Reckoning, Care, and Repair. If you’re interested in participating, please review the Request for Proposals (RFP), and submit your proposal by May 2. Information about writing and submitting a proposal can be found on the SCI 2022 RFP page.

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. Sadly, we had to cancel the program in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, but we’re planning for a reboot for 2022 in a new location. For 2022 we’ll be moving to the center of Durham, where TriangleSCI programming will be more easily 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 2022 participants will have lodging at The Durham Hotel, in a renovated mid-century modern bank building on Durham’s central square, a short walk from the Rickhouse. Meals will be in nearby restaurants such as the Durham Food Hall or catered in to the meeting venue. We hope 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.

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.

The pandemic is still with us, and as of this writing in January 2022 it’s difficult to predict what conditions will be like in October. Our aim is to plan for being able to gather in person as we have in past institutes, even if it must be done with masks and mostly in outside spaces. The program will require participants to follow pandemic safety policies that are in place at the time of your arrival in Durham. We will be following pandemic safety best practices required by local authorities (i.e., wearing masks in all indoor spaces) and by the host institution, Duke University (i.e., proof of COVID vaccination and/or negative COVID test required to participate in in-person activities) and may put in place other practices or requirements in order to keep all participants safe. We will continue to monitor conditions, and make a decision around the time teams are being invited (in June/July) about whether and how the program will proceed in October, and what pandemic safety practices will be required at that time. If invited participants are unable to travel to Durham, or if we can’t safely gather in person, we will plan for online participation, or perhaps postpone until conditions allow an in-person program.

More updates about SCI 2022 will be posted here, on the trianglesci.org home page, and on the @TriangleSCI Twitter feed as they become available.

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

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