SCONUL Summer Conference and AGM 2020

This event is open to SCONUL members and invited persons only. If you are a non-member and wish to attend please get in touch with the SCONUL office.

Start & End Date : 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020

Hilton Belfast
Lanyon Place
Belfast BT1 3LP

020 7387 0317
£230 - £620


Attribution: William Murphy / CC BY-SA 2.0



SCONUL's summer conference will be held from the evening of Wednesday 10 June until Friday 12 June in Belfast


Evening events during the conference include the pre-conference drinks reception on Wednesday 10 June at Hilton Belfast on the banks of the River Lagan and the conference dinner on Thursday 12 June at Belfast City Hall.


Our exciting keynote speakers include:


Professor Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the UCL Knowledge Lab in London. Her research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI). She was named on the Seldon List 2017 as one of the 20 most influential people in Education.


Sir Professor Duncan Wingham is Executive Chair of the UKRI Natural Environment Research Council.  A British physicist who is Professor of Climate Physics at University College London, Sir Duncan was the first Director of the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling.


Dr Nicola Rollock is an award-winning academic, consultant and public speaker specialising in racial justice in education and the workplace. She is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Equity and Education at Goldsmiths, University of London and author of a number of major studies on race and HE including Staying Power: The career experiences and strategies of UK Black female professors. She is a Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs’ Select Committee ‘Macpherson: 20 Years On’ Inquiry; a member of Wellcome Trust's Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group and the British Science Association’s new Equality & Diversity Advisory Group.


Mary Lee Kennedy is the Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a non-profit organisation of 124 research libraries at comprehensive, research institutions in Canada and the United States.  She is responsible for ARL’s strategic direction and has a wealth of experience in academic research libraries and knowledge corporations, including the New York Public Library (NYPL), Harvard University and Microsoft. She will be talking about the future shape of academic libraries.



The conference programme will be published shortly.