Online Conference Management

Bring scholars together…

Presentation. Discussion. Argument. The exchange of ideas that happens at academic conferences is a key component of scholarly work. But managing a conference can be a daunting task. The Texas Digital Library makes conference organizing and management easier and more efficient with Online Conference Management tools that let you create a complete Web presence and handle the clerical and managerial tasks associated with running an academic conference.

TDL Online Conference Management uses Open Conference Systems, an open-source Web publishing tool developed by the Public Knowledge Project, a research and development initiative that produces additional open-source tools for online publishing, including the TDL’s Electronic Journal software Open Journal Systems.

What is Online Conference Management?

Among other things, Online Conference Management services from the TDL give you:

  • A conference Web site
  • The ability to create multiple occurrences of the conference (e.g., multiple years for an annual conference)
  • Tools for managing the paper submission and review process online
  • Resources for online publication of conference proceedings
  • An online registration system
  • Online post-conference discussion capabilities

With TDL Online Conference Management, you can set up your conference online without installing any software. Simply request a conference from the TDL and get started setting up your conference Web site and other online management tools.

How do I set up my conference online?

To set up a Web presence for your conference, you must be a faculty member or staff at a TDL member institution. If you would like to create a conference site, please complete this form or contact the TDL Helpdesk at A TDL staff member will help you claim and set up your site.

To get started with a TDL Conference website, follow the “5 Steps to a TDL Conference Website.

Any institution of higher learning in Texas may become a member of the Texas Digital Library consortium. To find out more about institutional membership opportunities, please see the Membership section of our Web site.

Where do I go with questions about Online Conference Management?

If you encounter questions about using TDL Online Conference Management, you may contact the TDL Helpdesk via Web form or e-mail.