Gateways 2021 – Science Gateways Community Institute

This gathering for gateway creators and enthusiasts typically features hands-on tutorials, demos, keynotes, presentations, panels, posters, and plenty of opportunities to connect with colleagues. In 2020, we moved the conference online, which is where it will remain for 2021. We plan to meet in person again in March of 2022.

We invite you to join us! Gateway developers and users—regardless of their domain area—have a lot in common but have had few venues for exchanging experiences. The Gateways annual conference is an opportunity for gateway creators and enthusiasts to learn, share, connect, and shape the future of gateways as part of a vibrant community with common interests.

Science gateways allow academic research or education communities to access shared data, software, computing services, instruments, educational materials, and other resources specific to their disciplines. They are typically a web portal or a suite of desktop applications.

Registration for Gateways 2021 will be FREE. 

What you’ll get from our program:

  • Tutorial sessions where you can gain in-depth expertise on specific topics
  • Sessions, panels, and working groups for community planning and to identify needs: What services should SGCI offer? What should the conference look like in the future? What type of community interactions should we foster?
  • A session on the vision for science gateways in the next 10 years and how to broaden outreach and bridge gaps
  • A session for short talks on topics contributed by the community
  • Opportunities to grow your network by meeting people in the community who are users, developers, or providers of gateways

The Call for Community Participation is open! Submissions are due September 22.

Questions? Email us at

The conference at a glance

A final schedule will be posted closer to the conference.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021: Tutorials

11:00-12:30 ET: 90-minute tutorials or first half of 3-hours tutorials

12:30-13:00 ET: Break

13:00-14:30 ET: 90-minute tutorials or second half of 3-hours tutorials

Wednesday, October 20, 2021: Panels, Lightning Talks, and Social Hour

11:00-11:45 ET: Welcome and panel discussion on community building

11:45-12:30 ET: SGCI PI Panel—discussion on the Path Forward for SGCI

12:30-13:00 ET: Break

13:00-13:45 ET: Gateways conference Advisory Board panel—discussion on the Path Forward for the Gateways Conference series

13:45-14:30 ET: Lightning Talks

14:30-15:30 ET: Social interaction and continuation of discussions with pre-defined topics and open agendas

Thursday, October 21, 2021: Panels, Working Groups, and Lightning Talks

11:00-11:45 ET: Panel on the Path Forward for Science Gateways

11:45-12:30 ET: Working sessions on selected Path Forward topics from submissions and the panels

12:30-13:00 ET: Break

13:00-14:00 ET: Lightning Talks

14:00-14:30 ET: Closing/Discussions

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