June 16, 2021

Video: Watch Plenary Sessions From DPLAFest 2019

DPLAfest 2019 was held in Chicago two weeks ago. Video recordings of three plenary’s are available online and embedded below.

DPLAfest 2019 Opening Plenary

DPLAfest 2019 kicked off with an opening plenary featuring welcoming remarks by John Bracken and Brian Bannon, followed by a conversation between danah boyd, founder and president of Data & Society and Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, moderated by Tracie D. Hall, Director of the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program.

Westbrooks shared how she is working to build community and culture while the campus, and indeed our nation, suffers from serious factionalization on many levels. boyd, one of the leading scholars in technology and social media, explores her latest insights on the rise of agnotology, or how technology is being manipulated to produce ignorance, and how libraries can combat this trend. Together, they discuss the roles that libraries, and each of us, can play in using digital platforms to build community.

DPLAfest 2019 Day 1 Closing Plenary

Digital Storytelling Beyond Ebooks: Digital text is just the beginning—audio, video, virtual and augmented reality, and other technologies are transforming the ways people are making, consuming, and sharing stories and knowledge. Hear from experts working at the forefront of these new approaches of play, publishing, and collaboration:

  • Ashlyn Sparrow, Assistant Director of the Weston Game Lab, University of Chicago
  • Ryan Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons
  • Katherine Maher, Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation
  • Doron Weber, Vice President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

DPLAfest 2019 Final Plenary

The final DPLAfest 2019 plenary features Louise Bernard, founding Director of the Obama Presidential Center, and Eric Klinenberg, Professor of Sociology at New York University and author of Palaces for the People. They are introduced by Brian Bannon, Commission and CEO, Chicago

See Also: Direct to Complete Conference Program/Links to Presentations

See Also: Direct to Complete Conference Program/Links to Presentations

About Gary Price

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.

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