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DPLAfest 2016 — April 14-15, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 — April 14-15, 2016

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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. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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To learn more about becoming a DPLAfest 2016 sponsor, check out our sponsor prospectus or contact us.

Individuals requiring accommodations for this event, such as sign language interpreters, are requested to submit a request at least two weeks in advance by contacting info@dp.la.

Heads up! DPLAfest 2016 is at capacity and a waitlist has been created. We will be unable to accommodate those who have not received confirmation of their registration in advance. There will be no on-site registration available.

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Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees
March 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016 DPLA+DLF “Cross-Pollinator” grant awardees

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants, which will allow cross-pollinators—active DLF community contributors who can provide unique perspectives and share the vision of DPLA from their perspective—to attend DPLAfest 2016.

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016
March 3, 2016

Apply Now! Digital Library Federation grants to attend DPLAfest 2016

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) and Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) are excited to partner once again in offering DPLA + DLF Cross-Pollinator Travel Grants to three DLF community members to attend DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15 in Washington, DC).

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available
February 23, 2016

DPLAfest 2016 Agenda Now Available

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.

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016
December 17, 2015

Registration now open for DPLAfest 2016

We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2016 — taking place on April 14-15 in Washington, DC — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from the general public, the educational community, public and research libraries, cultural organizations, state and local government, the creative community, publishers, and private industry to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our third year of bringing together our nation’s collections. Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open
November 19, 2015

Call for DPLAfest 2016 Session Proposals Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we are now seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2016. An annual series of workshops, presentations, and discussions, DPLAfest brings together librarians, archivists, and museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, educators, and many others to celebrate DPLA and its community of creative professionals. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 22, 2016.

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15
September 9, 2015

Save the date! DPLAfest 2016 to take place in Washington, DC on April 14-15

Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that DPLAfest 2016—the third annual celebration of DPLA and its broad community—will take place on April 14-15, 2016 in Washington, DC. The hosts for DPLAfest 2016 include 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.

Apply to host DPLAfest 2016!
May 5, 2015

Apply to host DPLAfest 2016!

Hot on the heels of the massively successful second DPLAfest, we’re looking for the next great site to host next year’s interactive, productive, and exciting event. DPLAfest is an annual event that brings together hundreds of people to celebrate the Digital Public Library of America, our many partners across the country, and our large and growing community of practitioners and members of the public who contribute to, and benefit from, DPLA.

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