2018 Conference

March 26-28, 2018 at Stanford University

LDCX 2018 continues in our tradition of bring together institutions and technologists with common needs and concerns to collaborate at the intersection of cultural heritage and technology. We hope to leverage this year's unconference not only to develop and improve shared products and solutions, but also as a space to identify areas for collaboration on the bleeding edge.

As in previous years, we also plan on hosting additional meetings around LDCX, including a Samvera Developers Congress, a Samvera Partners meeting, and the LOCKSS Alliance Meeting (all held March 29-30, 2018). 

High-level themes for this year’s unconference include artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to libraries, archives, and museums; data-forward architectures and APIs, ETL, data pipelining, and serverless system design; web archiving; distributed digital preservation; and modern front-end system integration, including convergence in GLAMs, and building an ecosystem of software developers around IIIF. Of course, as an unconference, participants bring their own expertise and topics--all are a fit! 

Important Details and Logistics

Notes, docs and presentations: are available in the LDCX 2018 Public Google Drive

Where and when: The conference will take place on March 26-28, 2018 at Stanford University. The main sessions will be held at the Koret-Taube Conference Center (366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305), starting at 9am and continuing until 5pm.

Registration is $100 per person, which includes breakfast, snacks, lunches, and evening refreshments. Registration can be completed through Eventbrite at http://ldcx2018.eventbrite.com.

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 nearby. We will also have opportunities for socializing in the evening.

Code of conduct: All attendees at LDCX 2018 are expected to follow the Code of Conduct to ensure that the event is an inclusive, friendly, and safe collaboration opportunity.