Leaders Forums are small gatherings of the influencers,
movers & shakers, and senior leaders in archives, libraries and museums. Forums
explore themes linked to relevant topics that surface through LYRASIS Research,
our Catalyst Fund program, or conversations with members. They provide an
opportunity to explore ideas, challenges, and solutions through presentations,
panels, roundtable and breakout discussions. Forums are open for all Leaders
Circle members and to special guests by invitation. Forums are held in-person and
What do Forums Impact?
In 2016, the
first-ever Leaders Forums were held across the United States. Discussions at
these forums led to creating the Leaders Circle and the Catalyst Fund, two
foundational programs in the LYRASIS innovation infrastructure. Since then,
Forums have focused on themes such as Local to Global, Experiments In
Innovation, Leading in the New Now, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI),
Scholarly Communications, and Innovating through a Downturn. Forums play a critical
role in the debate and decision of which research topics are undertaken by the
LYRASIS Research team each year.
Participants Value about Forums?
“What I always
appreciate about these kinds of events is the opportunity to step away from the
day-to-day and participate in big picture, future-focused conversations with
colleagues from different kinds of institutions.”
Who should attend?
LYRASIS Leader Circle Members are encouraged to attend along with special guests who will benefit from
or add to the conversation. Contact
us to extend an invitation to a special gues.
Is there a fee to attend?
Forums are free to attend.
Need more information?
Please contact Jenn
you have any questions or would like to attend, present or host.