2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data

"Building Connections Together"

Call for posters! Submit your poster proposal now using this form! Posters Proposals are due by June 21, 2021. Acceptances will be sent out by June 28, 2021.

About the 2021 LD4 Conference on Linked Data

The 2021 LD4 Conference Program Committee is excited to announce that the 2021 LD4 Conference will be held online from July 19 to 23. We aim to build on the success of the LD4 2020 Conference (1,500+ attendees representing 22 countries, and 86 presenters), while incorporating the community’s increased experience with online meetings, and the availability of improved online collaboration tools, to create an event that is interactive, accessible, and engaging.

The conference will focus on concrete ways that linked data impacts GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) institutions, and will share pathways that allow others to participate in linked data. By bringing together a broad range of perspectives, the conference seeks to create a community of practice for linked data in cultural heritage institutions.

Shortcut to this site: bit.ly/ld42021

Conference themes

Our ideal conference will include activities tailored to all levels of experience with linked data, with a focus on themes of

  • Linked data education

  • Inclusion of diverse voices

  • Practical steps toward linked data adoption

  • Reliability and availability of linked data

  • Incorporating linked data into day-to-day library operations

  • Linked data advocacy

Throughout, we hope to provide opportunities for participants to connect with one another around shared challenges and interests, forming connections that can continue beyond the conference timeframe.


  • The conference will take place online, July 19-23, 2021.

  • The language of the conference is English, but there may be opportunities to meet in language-specific groups if there is interest.

  • The conference is free of charge, and general registration will open in May.

  • The LD4 conference is an initiative of the LD4 Community.

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Xiaoli Li (University of California, Davis)

  • Elizabeth Russey Roke (Emory University)

  • Paloma Graciani Picardo (University of Texas at Austin)

Co-chair contact: 2021_ld4conf_chairs@googlegroups.com

2020 LD4 Conference

Resources from the most recent LD4 Conference:

Get involved with the library linked data community

The LD4 conference is part of a wider LD4 Community, which includes a website (ld4.io), a Slack Workspace, and several open affinity groups. Join the LD4 Slack workspace where you'll find channels for affinity groups on topics like discovery (#discovery), ethics in linked data (#ethicsld), and Wikidata (#wikidata).