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HASTAC 2017: "The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities"

The Florida Digital Humanities Consortium is the host for HASTAC 2017! The conference will be held in Orlando, Florida, November 3-4, 2017. The UCF Center for Emerging Media and the newly renovated Downtown Marriott will be the venue for this conference.

Attendee registration for HASTAC 2017 is now open and the conference hotel, the Marriott Downtown Orlando, is taking reservations.

Our plenary speakers are an exceptional group of scholars! The Friday panel includes Purdom Lindblad, Assistant Director of Innovation and Learning at MITH, Tressie McMillan Cottom, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, and T-Kay Sangwand, librarian for UCLA’s Digital Library Program. The panel will be moderated by Anastasia Salter, assistant professor of Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. Saturday’s final session will feature HASTAC’s own Cathy N. Davidson, from CUNY. The sessions surrounding these will include roundtables, soapbox talks, demos, maker sessions, workshops, media art projects, and posters.

The HASTAC 2017 Conference affirms, along with the HASTAC network itself, its commitment to an open, equitable, and inclusive environment at our conference. In a recent blog post, the HASTAC leadership stated that we “are committed to advancing equity, inclusion, innovation, and interdisciplinarity in higher education. We celebrate the creative and powerful thinking that results when we work together across all kinds of difference.” For the full post see We are also are committed to having a harassment-free event. Please see our policy statement.

We are committed to working with presenters and attendees alike on any travel challenges which occur in regards to attending the conference, and our goal is to have an accessible, inclusive environment.

Our preliminary schedule includes:

Friday, 3 November 2017:

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast (included in registration cost)
8:15am-8:30am Welcoming Remarks
8:30am-9:45am Opening Plenary Panel
10:00am-12:15pm Sessions
12:15pm-1:30pm Hot Buffet Lunch (included in registration cost)
1:45pm-5:30pm Sessions
7:30pm-10pm Reception

Saturday, 4 November 2017:

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast (included in registration cost)
8:15am-12:00pm Sessions
12:00pm-1:30pm Hot Buffet Lunch (included in registration cost)
1:45pm-4:00pm Sessions
4:15pm-5:45pm Closing Plenary and Closing remarks

We look forward to an outstanding conference this year and please contact us with any concerns or issues.
Bruce Janz, Conference Director, University of Central Florida
Amy Giroux, Managing Director, University of Central Florida

Program Committee
Abby Scheel, Co-chair, Florida State University
Micah Vandergrift, Co-chair, Florida State University
Theresa Burress, New College
Scot French, University of Central Florida
Hélène Huet, University of Florida
Barbara Lewis, University of South Florida
Lillian Manzor, University of Miami
Anastasia Salter, University of Central Florida
Rachel Walton, Rollins College

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