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Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Welcome to DPLAfest 2016

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DPLA Executive Director Dan Cohen, representatives from our host organizations, and major DPLA funders will welcome members of the public to DPLAfest 2016.

Video from this session is available at https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/videos/.


Moderators
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Dan Cohen

Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
Dan Cohen is the Founding Executive Director of the DPLA, where he works to further the DPLA’s mission to make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. Prior to his tenure, Dan was a Professor of History and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. At the Center, Dan oversaw projects ranging from new publishing ventures (PressForward) to online... Read More →

Speakers
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Willam D. Adams

Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
William D. Adams is the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014, is a committed advocate for liberal arts education and brings to the Endowment a long record of leadership in higher education and the humanities. | | A native of Birmingham, Michigan, and son of an auto industry executive, Adams earned his undergraduate... Read More →
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David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States, National Archives and Records Administration
David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Early in 2010 he committed the National Archives and Records Administration to the principles of Open Government—transparency, participation, and collaboration. To better position NARA to fulfill these goals, Mr. Ferriero initiated an agency transformation in 2010. The transformation restructured the organization and set goals to further our mission... Read More →
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David Mao

Acting Librarian of Congress, Library of Congress
David S. Mao became Acting Librarian of Congress Oct. 1, 2015, upon the retirement of James H. Billington. As Acting Librarian, Mao oversees the entire Library and its various service units to ensure the Library’s services to Congress and the American people are provided effectively. Mao previously served as Deputy Librarian of Congress, appointed January 12, 2015. During his time as Deputy, Mao oversaw a strategic re-alignment of Library... Read More →
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George Martinez

VP/CTO, Knight Foundation
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Maura Marx

Deputy Director of Library Services, IMLS
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David Skorton

Secretary of the Smithsonian, Smithsonian
Dr. David J. Skorton is the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian. He assumed his position July 1, 2015. | | As Secretary, Skorton oversees 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers, including the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. He is responsible for an annual budget of $1.3 billion, 6,500 employees and... Read More →
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Doron Weber

Sloan Foundation



Thursday April 14, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Coolidge Auditorium 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540

Attendees (133)