Talis Insight Europe 2017

25th-26th April, Birmingham

A free two-day event bringing together library leaders and professionals in Higher Education, to explore the role of libraries in the institutional strategy and impact of technology on learning and teaching.

31 sessions

Industry insights, Talis updates and more...

30+ speakers

Industry experts and thought leaders

250+ attendees

Library and learning technology professionals

80+ institutions

Higher Education Institutions across Europe

Our Speakers

Our speakers will include thought leaders and experts in Higher Education and technology. You will learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in improving academic and student engagement with technology. We’ll announce more speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space.

Team Member

Bill Rammell

Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive

University of Bedfordshire

Bill Rammell took office as Vice Chancellor at the University of Bedfordshire in September 2012. Prior to that he was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Plymouth University where he was responsible for the student experience and internationalisation. more...

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Dr Joanna Newman

Vice-Principal (International)

King’s College London

Before joining King’s she was Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit and prior to this Head of Higher Education at the British Library. Joanna is a member of the History Faculty at King’s and in 2014, Joanna was awarded an MBE in recognition for her work in promoting British higher education internationally. In June 2015 she was appointed a Commonwealth Commissioner by the Secretary of State for Development.

Team Member

Stephanie Marshall

Chief Executive Officer

Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professor Stephanie Marshall joined the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2012 as Deputy Chief Executive (Research and Policy.) She has been Chief Executive Officer since August 2013. During this time Stephanie has led the organisation through a period of innovation and change, shaping it to meet the needs of a newly-diversified sector. more...

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Rosie Jones

Director of Library Services

The Open University

Rosie has worked in academic libraries since 2001 taking a particular interest in games and learning, information literacy and learning space development. Previous experience includes project managing the development and implementation of the award winning Alan Gilbert Learning Commons at the University of Manchester Library as well as holding specialist Information Literacy roles at Manchester Metropolitan University. more...

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Mark Toole

Head of Libraries and Learning Resources

Nottingham Trent University

Mark is Head of Libraries and Learning Resources and is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the University's library services and learning resources. more...

Ian Snowley

Ian Snowley

University Librarian

University of Lincoln

Ian Snowley joined the University of Lincoln, as University Librarian in September 2009, before that he was Head of Higher Education at the British Library.
His professional career began in Public Libraries followed by posts in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Department of Health. more...

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David Errington

Chief Executive Officer


As the Chief Executive Officer, David continues to lead Talis through a period of rapid change and growth. Once again this year he will be outlining our vision and plans for the journey ahead in 2016 and beyond, during the Talis keynote.

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Rodney Tamblyn

Head of Teaching and Learning


Rodney has worked for over 20 years developing and supporting educational technologies within Higher Education, first within a large research University, and then in his own company

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Keji Adedeji

Product Manager


As a Product Manager, Keji is responsible for managing and delivering the core workflow solutions in our products. She will be reflecting on what we have done so far, and what we are working on next at Talis, to help enhance institutional workflows.

Team Member

More speakers

Coming soon...

We are confirming new speakers every week, so watch this space...

Join us...

Over the two days we will examine the latest trends and the hottest topics in Higher Education in 2017. We will look at how universities, especially libraries, are shaping their teaching and learning strategies and impact of trends such as the Teaching Excellence Framework and Brexit.

Network and swap success stories with your peers

Hear from leading speakers in your sector

Take part in practical workshops

Discover best practice ways to improve your institution's performance

Network with your peers

Talis Insight Europe 2017 is your chance to network with your peers from the UK Higher Education community. You can mix with fellow leaders and professionals in Higher Education across the UK and the rest of Europe, and hear how other library teams are gaining strategic influence at their institutions. Plus you’ll see how libraries are bringing together their unique skill sets to improve student experience. They’ll share and explain how they engage their academics and students successfully, supported by Talis.

Latest updates

You’ll get all the latest news on what Talis are doing, and what is next. We’ll share our latest plans and new areas of value we are developing to meet your future needs to manage and deliver digital course learning resources for learning and teaching. You’ll get exclusive insights and updates from our research projects such as project lighthouse.

We’ll also share and discuss the freshest updates to Talis Aspire. Meet our services team and hear how we are improving our support and consulting to meet your evolving needs. Discover the latest projects we are helping our customers with, and how you can continue to derive more value from your investment in Talis.

I work in the library, why should I come along?

The growing use of digital resources is seeing libraries play a key role in teaching and learning. Factors such as NSS, TEF and Brexit are expected to present new challenges and fresh opportunities for libraries to make even more contributions to the institutions strategic agenda. These are just some of the themes we will explore at Talis Insight Europe 2017.

Join us to learn how our latest product developments can help improve your performance. You’ll also hear from your library peers at other institutions. They’ll outline how Talis helps them succeed.

Practical workshops

At the workshop sessions you’ll get practical tips on what you could be doing better. You’ll also discover how to get the most from your Talis Aspire implementation. And you’ll hear inspiring case stories from your peers, and discover how your institution can achieve similar impressive results.

Leading speakers

Our speakers will include Higher Education and technology thought leaders. You’ll learn about emerging trends and hear success stories. Your peers will present their achievements in supporting strategic institutional objectives by improving academic and student engagement with technology. Continue reading to see our current confirmed speakers and find out how the agenda is shaping up for the two days. We’ll announce more speakers in the coming weeks, so watch this space. Don’t miss out – Register FREE today.

I'm a Technology Enhanced Learning professional, why should I come along?

In an increasingly digital world, students expect a seamless experience. We’ll explore how teaching and learning support teams are working together with libraries to deliver consistent solutions to support academics and students.

You’ll hear from industry thought leaders and prominent peers. They’ll cover hot topics like learning analytics. We’ll explore how digital resources play a key role in teaching and learning. Plus we will have all the latest updates from our research project, codenamed, Lighthouse.

Who will be attending?


Heads of Departments

Meet Heads of Library, Technology Enhanced Learning and Student Experience from institutions across the UK and rest of Europe.


Professionals in Higher Education

Network with library and learning technology professionals. Hear what is working for them and what new initiatives they are working on.



Get involved with academics who are interested in technology, and some that have a special interest in applying technology to enhance learning.

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Join us for the Talis Awards presentation on the evening of day one. It will a great opportunity to network with peers you may have missed during the day and join us in recognising and celebrating the best practices within the Talis community.

Our Partners

Askews and Holts
Vital Source

A snapshot of Talis Insight Europe 2016

Talis Insight 2016 was attended by 230 library and learning technology professionals from 130 Higher Education Institutions from across UK, Ireland and Norway. The two-day event featured 31 speakers who covered topics such as use of digital learning resources, learning analytics, eTextbooks and student experience.

Talis Insight Europe 2016 in pictures:

Talis Insight Europe 2016

Register FREE for Talis Insight Europe 2017

This event is free to attend* for anyone who works in a Higher Education Institution. Use the form below to book your place now! If you are part of a commercial organisation, please contact us.

*Talis reserves the right to refuse admission to the event.