Info & Updates – 2022 Axiell North American User Conference

Wed 14 – Fri 16 September 2022, Chicago and Online

We’re so excited to connect with you this September! In the meantime, we’ve put together some helpful information.

What, when where: #AxiellNA22 takes place at The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago on Wed 14 – Fri 16 September 2022, with most sessions also streamed for online attendees. The Axiell North American User Conference is free for all Axiell users, including CultureConnect.

The theme for this year’s conference is: Building Connections for a Sustainable Future

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General info and virtual attendance:

Where can I view the Agenda?

The full agenda is live! View it here:

View Agenda

*Agenda subject to change. 

Should I attend on September 14th (the Natural History Special Interest Day)

As with the rest of the conference, the Natural History Special Interest Day is free and open to all customers to attend. However, topics on this day will be deeply related to the needs of natural history institutions and therefore may not be relevant to your institutional goals/specialization.

What is the event’s Covid policy?

We will not be mandating any restrictions on entry or masks, and you will not be required to show a Covid pass to attend the conference. We encourage attendees to do an at home test before travelling and to stay at home if testing positive or displaying symptoms.

Venue seating should accommodate physical distancing in most cases. Masks are welcome, and, weather permitting, attendees can eat meals outside in the beautiful University of Chicago Quad.

Read more about the venue’s Covid protocols here. We know we can trust users to act responsibly.

Engaging on social

We encourage all attendees to share what they’re learning at the conference with audiences at home, via the event hashtag #AxiellNA22

Event support:

Onsite support

Rielle Ullberg,

Tom Gregory,

Online attendee support

Emma Rosenquist,

For Zoom support, please visit:

How do I access sessions online?

We will be streaming sessions via Zoom. You will find the links to the live streams in the event app which will be released shortly before the event.

Please note, although most sessions will be available for online attendees, some will not. Sessions that will not be available online are marked on the agenda.

How do I access the event app?

The link to the app will be sent to attendees in the pre-event email shortly before the conference.

I have a Collections Pass, or a CultureConnect Pass – can I attend sessions in other streams?

Yes, you are welcome to attend any session across the conference.

Can I attend sessions for software other than the software I use?

Yes, you are welcome to attend any session across the conference.

What are ‘Drop-in’ sessions?

We are scheduling drop-in sessions so that attendees can connect with members of the Axiell team. Virtual attendees will be able to arrange a virtual drop in via the conference app.

Physical attendance questions:

Travelling to the event

Address: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1155 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637, United States

You can find travel advice here. The University of Chicago also provides free shuttles that travel on and around the Institute and greater campus area. More on shuttles here.

Hotel Information 

We are pleased to offer discount codes for two hotels near the venue. For discount codes please contact As a bonus, the University of Chicago runs a frequent shuttle bus that can safely transport you to and from these hotels and the conference venue, for free.


For those joining us in Chicago, check the agenda to see when registration opens on each day. There will be tea and coffee on arrival.

Please enter the Oriental Institute via South University Road and grab a name badge at the registration desk on the ground floor. 58th Street between Woodlawn Avenue and University Avenue is now a pedestrian only walkway.  If you are driving to the Oriental Institute, passengers can be dropped off on University Avenue next to the Museum. You can find travel advice here.

Evening reception

The Evening Reception will also be held at the Oriental Institute.


Please note, there will be a photographer taking pictures on all days of the event, with photos published after the event to the Axiell Facebook page. If you don’t want to be photographed, you will be able to stick a red dot to your name badge. These stickers will be available at the registration desk. We will then endeavor to keep you out of event photos. If your photo has been mistakenly published, please contact and we will remove that right away.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for the Conference or the Evening Reception. But if you have a particular museum/library themed outfit, we encourage you to wear it!

What if I have a food allergy or special dietary requirements?

The dietary requirements you gave us when registering have been passed to the catering team. If you are unsure what ingredients something contains, please speak to a member of the catering team.

What do I do if I think I need first aid?

Speak to a member of venue staff. In case of emergency, call 911

More on the Conference

The 2022 North American Conference will be a hybrid conference, meaning those who can’t join us in-person will still be able to catch most sessions by registering for an ‘Online Pass’.

We will be following guidance around events closely, to ensure everyone joining us in Chicago has a safe and comfortable experience at the conference.

A reminder that, wherever you are in the world, you are able attend any of our conferences. And, if you’re joining us in Chicago, don’t forget to register for the Evening Reception!

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The full agenda is live! View it here:

View Agenda

*Agenda subject to change. 

Not only do you get to hear what will be coming, you also get to see what others have been up to and to meet up with inspiring colleagues from other museums, archives and libraries.

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