2017 Conference

March 27-29, 2017 at Stanford University

LDCX 2017 continues in our tradition of bring together institutions and technologists with common needs and concerns to identify and act upon opportunities for collaboration at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology. We hope to leverage this year's unconference not only in develop and further shared products and solutions, but also as a space to identify areas for collaboration on the bleeding edge. 

This year's conference is also being held during the week of three additional events hosted by the Stanford University Libraries: the Born Digital Archiving & Exchange (March 28, 2017), Personal Digital Archiving 2017 (March 29-31, 2017), and the Hydra Developer Congress (March 30-31, 2017).

High-level themes for this year’s unconference include discovery and delivery of archives; the International Image Interoperability Framework and related software development; linked data, data modeling, data pipelines, and large-scale data processing; Hydra/Blacklight code convergence; web archiving; and APIs, harvesting, and synchronization. Of course, as an unconference, participants bring their own expertise and topics--all are a fit! 

Important Details and Logistics

Where and when: The conference will take place on March 27-29, 2017 at Stanford University. The main sessions will be held at the Bechtel Conference Center at Encina Hall (616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305), starting at 9am and continuing until 5pm. For more information on the overall structure of the event, please see the Agenda.

Travel and accomodation is at your own expense. Detailed information on the location of LDCX and transportation and lodging options are available under Location and Travel

Food and social activities: Breakfast, snacks, and lunches will be provided, and there are many options for dining on campus or near by. See the map for details. We will also have opportunities for socializing in the evening.

Code of conduct: All attendees at LDCX 2017 are expected to follow the Code of Conduct to ensure that the event is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity.