Past DPLAfests

DPLAfest 2017: Chicago, IL

DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—took place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. The hosts for DPLAfest 2017 included Chicago Public Library, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Chicago Collections, and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). DPLAfest 2017 brought 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. Explore the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with DPLAfest2017

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: National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian InstitutionExplore the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2016.

DPLAfest 2015: Indianapolis

DPLAfest 2015 took place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis. The two-day event brought together more than 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 (Central), the Indiana State Library, the IUPUI University Library, and the Indiana Historical Society.Explore the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2015.

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. The DPLA was proud to co-host DPLAfest 2013 with the Boston Public Library, Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Explore the news, notes, media, and other materials associated with the DPLAfest 2013.