The agenda for DPLAfest 2016 is now available! Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more.
This year’s DPLAfest will feature dozens of fascinating conversations with leading thinkers and doers and those who care about the world of libraries, archives, museums, and our shared culture. One such session, Authorship in the Digital Age, will include three prominent contemporary authors, Virginia Heffernan, Robin Sloan, and Craig Mod. Another session, The Future of Libraries, will bring together leading library figures including Richard Reyes-Gavilan (DC Public Library) and Amy Garmer (Aspen Institute). Other sessions will cover such topics as eBooks, major technology trends, groundbreaking projects taking place within the DPLA’s extended network of institutions, and much more.
The third-ever DPLAfest will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, digitization and digital collections, and family research. Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution, and the leaders of those institutions will be speaking at the fest.
To attend DPLAfest 2016, register today.
We look forward to seeing you in DC!