January 16, 2022

Just Announced: DPLAfest 2017 Set to Take Place in Chicago on April 20-21

The dates and location for DPLAfest 2017 have just been announced by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

From Today’s Announcement:

2016-09-08_11-07-22Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that 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).

“The great city of Chicago will be a wonderful place for the next DPLAfest, and we’re particularly excited to be hosted by Chicago Public Library and other public-spirited organizations from across the city and the state of Illinois. We look forward to highlighting the terrific work they are doing, as well as the continued growth and collaboration of the national DPLA community,” said Dan Cohen, DPLA’s Executive Director.

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. DPLAfest 2017 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and family research.


Members of the public are invited to attend two days of programming and community-building on April 20-21; members of the DPLA Hub Network are encouraged to join DPLA staff on April 19 for a focused day of network-oriented conversations, presentations, and hands-on work. Additional information about the agenda will be made available in the coming months.


Further information about DPLAfest 2017 — including ways to pitch session topics, check out an early agenda, and learn more about the venues — will be made available in the coming months. Registration will open in November. You can keep up to date about DPLAfest 2017 by subscribing to our news list, bookmarking the DPLAfest 2017 homepage, keeping tabs on our news and blog feed, or following us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.