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About DPLAfest

About DPLAfest

An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The fest takes place in different locations each year and is open to the public.

DPLAfest 2017: Chicago, IL

Mark your calendars! DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 include Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Chicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)Taking place in downtown Chicago, DPLAfest 2017 will bring together hundreds of people from DPLA’s large and growing community over two days for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. To learn more about our DPLAfest 2017 hosts, see our recent blog post and stay tuned for news about registration.

DPLAfest 2016: Washington, DC

DPLAfest 2016 took place on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. The two-day event brought together more than 450 people 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. The hosts for DPLAfest 2016 included some of our nation’s most esteemed and important cultural institutions: The National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress. To view photos and other media from DPLAfest 2016, click here.

DPLAfest 2015: Indianapolis

DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis. The two-day event brought together over 300 people to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education. DPLA was proud to co-host DPLAfest 2015 with the Indianapolis Public Library, Indiana State Library, Indiana Historical Society, and the IUPUI University Library. To view photos from DPLAfest 2015, click here.

DPLAfest 2013: Boston

On October 24-25, 2013 the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brought together hundreds of librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, teachers and students, and many others to Boston, MA to celebrate the DPLA’s successful April 2013 launch, its recent milestones, and its future at the first DPLAfest. To view photos from DPLAfest 2013, click here.

SCENES FROM DPLAfest 2015 IN INDIANAPOLIS