Registration is now open for Personal Digital Archiving (PDA) 2017, which will be held March 29-31 at the new Lathrop Library on the Stanford campus, in Palo Alto, CA, a short commuter train away from San Francisco.

The conference program /schedule is available here.


Register here before February 28, 2017 to qualify for the early bird rate.

This year, we hope to 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 and Gary WolfMore info about PDA 2017 (including travel/lodging recommendations) can be found here. 

Note the PDA conference is co-scheduled with several other conferences hosted by Stanford Libraries, including LDCX (March 27-29, 2017), and BDAX (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)


Josh Schneider 

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