Just a friendly reminder that the CfP for Maintainers III is open until Monday, May 13, 2019 -
There are many different ways to participate - including papers, panels, lightning talks and more. There is plenty of time to submit a proposal!
The goal of Maintainers III is to bring together practitioners from different areas of maintenance (including Information and Software Maintenance) alongside policymakers and researchers to identify areas for intervention - places where we can influence communities, organizations and individuals to acknowledge and compensate maintenance/care work, and to embrace long-term thinking.
WE NEED YOU - your experiences, ideas, and willingness to share.
Check out the details below, consider submitting a proposal and let me know if you have any questions!
Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care
Washington, D.C., United States, October 6-9, 2019
Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care (MIII) is the third in a series of conferences that celebrates and unpacks the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. MIII will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 6-9, 2019 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel (Gallaudet University).
Goals of Maintainers III:
Bring together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and activists who have deep engagements with maintenance
Develop and sustain communities of practice in specialized areas
Contribute to a broad public movement around the importance of maintenance and maintainers in modern life
Call for Proposals:
Distinct from Maintainers I and Maintainers II, MIII will feature 4 maintenance tracks including Information Maintenance, Transportation Maintenance, Software and Open Source Maintenance and General Maintenance. Visit the Maintainers III About webpage to read more about the focus of each track.
We welcome a variety of submissions types in all maintenance tracks, including:
Panels that provide diverse perspectives
Papers that highlight research findings, policy briefings, or case studies
Workshops that both engage and allow for thoughtful discussion
Lightning Talks, that summarize topics in 5 minutes
Alternative Submissions that don’t neatly fit the other descriptions.
You can read more about each submission type and submit your proposal on the Maintainers III Submit a Proposal webpage.
20 March 2019 — Save the Date and Call for Proposals announced
13 May 2019 — Deadline for all proposal submissions
24 June 2019 — Proposal acceptance notifications sent
24 June 2019 — Conference registration opens
13 September 2019 — Early bird registration deadline
6-9th October 2019 — Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care
The MIII Planning Committee will continue to update the website with resources - for now, check out our Attendee Resources page for more information on MIII’s Code of Conduct and Accessibility FAQ. We sincerely hope you will join us in October 2019 and help to shape the discussion of Practice, Policy, and Care!
MIII Planning Committee:
Chela Scott Weber
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