Talis Insight Europe 2018

1st-2nd May, The REP Theatre, Birmingham

Early bird tickets close in...

30+ sessions

Industry insights, Talis updates and more...

30+ speakers

Industry experts and thought leaders

200+ attendees

Library and learning technology professionals

80+ institutions

Higher Education Institutions across Europe

Join us...

Over the two days we will examine the latest trends and the hottest topics in Higher Education in 2018. 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.

Who will be there?

We hope to welcome library professionals to Talis Insight Europe 2018. This conference isn't just for customers - over the two days we will be covering a wide range of topics of interest to those working in Higher Education libraries.

Join us to find out more about the growing use of digital resources, which is seeing libraries play a key role in teaching and learning. Hear about factors such as NSS, TEF and Brexit, which are expected to present new challenges and fresh opportunities for libraries to make even more contributions to the institutional strategic agenda. 

Networking opportunities

Talis Insight Europe 2018 is your chance to network with peers from the UK Higher Education community. You can mix with fellow 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. 

At the networking 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. You’ll hear inspiring case stories from your peers, and discover how your institution can achieve similar impressive results.

What will I learn?

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. 

You’ll get all the latest news on what Talis are doing, and find out what we have planned 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.


To ensure Talis Insight remains a successful event, tickets are priced at the rate indicated below, per person. All tickets include an invite to the Talis Awards dinner. Register using the order form at the bottom of this page.

See the Terms & Conditions here

Previous Talis Insight conferences were free to attend. Why is the 2018 event chargeable?

Talis Insight conferences have been growing year on year, since its introduction in 2015. Last year we hosted nearly 200 delegates from 86 Higher Education Institutions. Talis have funded the majority of the cost of hosting the conference each year, with some contribution from the partner community through exhibitor sponsorship. In order to ensure that the conference remains sustainable for both the community and Talis, without sacrificing the quality, we need to pass on some of the cost of hosting this event to the attendees.

How do I pay for my tickets?

We will raise an invoice and send to your institution. Your finance team will have 30 days in which to arrange the payment to confirm your registration. If the payment is not received within 30 days, we may not be able to guarantee the early bird price if it is no longer available. If you feel that there maybe a delay in the processing of the invoice, please let us know by writing to [email protected].

Can we book a two day ticket, but send different people to attend different days?

No. A two day ticket may not be shared between two people. It is meant for one person attending both days. If you would like to send two different people on each day, then please purchase two single day tickets.

Can I register now to get the early bird price, and then organise the payment shortly after?

Yes. We understand that the finance team may take longer to organise the payment. So you can register as soon as you are ready to book your place and you will be charged for the price available at the time of booking. We will raise an invoice and send to your institution which will be payable within 30 days of being sent. Once we receive the payment, we will confirm your registration and email you.

We don’t know who will be going yet, but we want to take advantage of the early bird rate. Can we book now and then decide who will attend later?

Yes. You can book now under any name, and then if you would like to change who will be attending, you can simply transfer the ticket to that person by emailing us at [email protected]. Note that tickets can only be transferred to another person in the same institution. You may transfer the ticket as many times as you want.


Early bird tickets

Available until December 20th 2017

One day only

£175 +VAT

Two days

£300 +VAT

Standard tickets


One day only

£275 +VAT

Two days

£450 +VAT

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

John Grattan

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and International

Aberystwyth University

Professor Grattan has an extensive academic background in Environmental and Archaeological Science and has developed a real passion regarding science communication. In 1995 he joined the University of Wales, Aberystwyth where he held positions of Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science at Aberystwyth University. In 2012 he was appointed the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Student Experience and International. more...

Team Member

Kate Price

University Librarian

Queen Mary University of London

Kate Price has recently taken up the post of University Librarian at Queen Mary University of London, having previously been Associate Director (Collections and Research Support) at King’s College London, and Head of E-Strategy & Resources at the University of Surrey. Before moving into Higher Education, Kate worked in Further Education librarianship, and was an evening and weekend assistant in her local public library when she was a teenager. more...

Team Member

Diane Job

Director of Library Services

University of Birmingham


Team Member

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 2017 and beyond, during the Talis keynote.

Team Member

More speakers

Coming soon...

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

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. Dress code: Smart casual.

Our Partners

Askews and Holts
Dawson Books

Join us at the Talis Awards

The Talis Awards are a great networking opportunity, as well as a chance to see what the Talis Aspire User Group have achieved over the past 12 months.

The Talis Awards will be held at the Rotunda in the Library of Birmingham, Europe's largest public library, which is connected to the REP Theatre. At the Talis Awards you will enjoy a three-course meal, drinks and entertainment from a live band, in an exclusive location, at the Book Rotunda.
We will be awarding members of the Talis Aspire User Group on their work with Talis over the past 12 months. Awards are selected by the Talis Team and by our Talis Aspire User Group representatives.
All tickets types include an invite to the Talis Awards.

A snapshot of Talis Insight Europe 2017

Talis Insight 2017 was attended by over 170 library professionals from over 80 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, student experience and eTextbooks.

Talis Insight Europe 2017

Get your ticket for Talis Insight Europe 2018

Please use the form below to register for Talis Insight Europe 2018.

If you register today, you can still take advantage of the early bird price, until the 20th of December 2018. We will send your institution an invoice as per the number of days you select to attend. Please ensure that the invoice is paid within 30 days, otherwise we may not be able to guarantee the early bird price if the deadline has passed.


Please click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

The price of tickets shown on this page is for those working in Higher Education only. If you are a part of a commercial or partner organisation, please get in touch at [email protected]

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