Keynote with Melanie Subin, Futurist and Director of Consulting for Future Today Institute includes Welcome and Closing sessions.


Program (2.5 hours)  

Main program recording includes

Welcome (5 min)  

  • Meg Blum, Director of Marketing and Communications – host  
    Welcome message. Housekeeping. Code of Conduct.  

Theme and Keynote Introduction (10 min)  

Keynote Session: Forecasting the Future (1 – hour including Q&A)  

  • Melanie Subin, Futurist and Director of Consulting at the Future Today Institute 
    Leaders in the cultural and scientific heritage community must manage the present and innovate for the future. Melanie Subin, Futurist and Director of Consulting at the Future Today Institute will share a framework for how to think like a futurist and apply it to emerging technologies and established trends that will transform our institutions. Join us for an exploration of risk and action that will help you develop your ability to forecast what’s on the horizon and influence how to get there. 

Closing Session: (15 min)  

Farewell (5 min)  

  • Meg Blum, Director of Marketing and Communications – host 

Breakout Sessions Recordings: (45 min including Q&A) 

Session A: The Future of Open Access (45 min including Q&A)  

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Global Development Studies  

After 20 years of supporting Open Access (OA) in various contexts, Leslie Chan is reflecting on the future. This session will share Chan's perspective of the future of OA, one that goes beyond publishing alternatives and incentives. Chan’s perspective is based on a holistic conversation about infrastructure, who owns it, who benefits, and who doesn’t. This session will explore how the original expansive and optimistic view of OA twenty years ago didn’t work out and what a bold discussion about change could mean for the future.  


Session B: Strategies for Making Change (45 min including Q&A)

Kelvin Watson, Executive Director, Las Vegas-Clark County District Libraries 

Inclusion, Innovation, and Involvement are pathways Kelvin Watson is leveraging to create a better future for public libraries. Watson’s vision for the future centers on new partnerships, introducing new technologies to invite the uninvited, and meeting patrons where they are. His presentation will discuss how to serve all stakeholders and source inspiration from industry to position libraries as a hub and a change-maker in our communities.