Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017 will be will be held March 29-31 at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, just a short commuter train away from San Francisco. The conference program and schedule are now available here<https://personaldigitalarchiving2017.sched.com/>.
Register here<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/personal-digital-archiving-pda-2017-tickets-28669844276> before February 28, 2017 to secure the early bird rate.
PDA will shine a spotlight on projects and research by digital archivists, faculty, tool and service developers, independent researchers, and others engaged in the collection, preservation, and study of data shedding light on individuals, their families, and their communities.
The conference will consist of presentations, panel discussions, posters/demos, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers include Kim Christen<https://english.wsu.edu/kimberly-christen/> and Gary Wolf<https://www.ted.com/speakers/gary_wolf>. More info about PDA 2017 (including travel/lodging recommendations) can be found here<https://library.stanford.edu/projects/personal-digital-archiving-2017>.
Note the PDA conference is co-scheduled with several other conferences hosted by Stanford Libraries, including LDCX <https://library.stanford.edu/projects/ldcx> (March 27-29, 2017), and BDAX <https://saaers.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/the-best-of-bdax-five-themes-from-the-2016-born-digital-archiving-exhange/> (March 28, 2017), in order to encourage co-attendance and cross-pollination.
We look forward to seeing you as many of you as possible in Palo Alto!
Josh (on behalf of the PDA 2017 planning committee)
Assistant University Archivist
ePADD Community Manager
Special Collections & University Archives
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