Registration Now Open for DPLAfest 2017

By DPLA, January 10, 2017.
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We’re pleased to announce that registration for DPLAfest 2017 — taking place on April 20-21 in Chicago, Illinois — has officially opened. We invite all those interested from public and research libraries, cultural organizations, the educational community, the creative community, publishers, the technology sector, and the general public to join us for conversation and community building as we celebrate our fourth annual DPLAfest.

The two-day event is open to all and advance registration is required. Registration for DPLAfest 2017 is $150 and includes access to all DPLAfest events including a reception on April 20. Coffee, refreshments, and a boxed lunch will be provided on April 20 and 21. Register today.


Participants collaborate at DPLAfest 2016. Photo by Jason Dixson

Participants collaborate at DPLAfest 2016. Photo by Jason Dixson.

DPLAfest 2017 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).


We are currently seeking session proposals for DPLAfest 2017. The deadline to submit a session proposal is January 17, 2017. Click here to review submission terms and submit a session proposal.

We will be posting a full set of activities and programming for DPLAfest 2017 in February. Until then, to review topics and themes from previous fests, check out the agendas from DPLAfest 2016 and 2015.

Travel and Logistics

Click here for logistical and travel information about DPLAfest and our host city, Chicago.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

Register for DPLAfest 2017