Call for Proposals: Personal Digital Archiving 2017 Conference (Palo Alto, CA)

We are currently seeking proposals for Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017, which will be hosted by Stanford University Libraries in Palo Alto, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley and a short commuter train ride to San Francisco, from 29-31 March, 2017.

The proposal deadline has been extended to 24 November 2016.

PDA 2017 will showcase current and emerging scholarship on personal digital archiving and personal information management, as well as exciting and innovative projects and programs. More information about PDA 2017, including registration information, can be found here:

The program committee seeks proposals for presentations, panels, lightning talks, posters (including demos), and workshops.

The complete call for proposals is now available online here:

Please submit your proposal here:

Many thanks,

Josh (on behalf of the program and planning committees)

Josh Schneider
Assistant University Archivist
ePADD Community Manager
Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University

Thanks Josh for posting this here.

Thanks for the opportunity, Gary! We hope there will be a lot of interest, and would be glad to answer any questions posted to these forums as well.

At least two of us from Quantified Self have registered already. Thinking about making a proposal on some topics of personal interest connecting QS and archiving, if I can get them into good enough focus. I encourage other QS folks to go!

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I have quite a large personal digital archive of my life already, which I am eager to show at the conference. But flying to LA from the Netherlands is kind of expensive (to me). Are there any opportunities to cover travel expenses?

That would be amazing if you came. You should contact the organizers! It’s a relatively small academic conference so I don’t think they have too much money, but you never know.

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We really appreciate your interest! Unfortunately we don’t have funds available to support speaker or attendee travel expenses for the conference.