Opening the Space

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We’re excited to launch the new site and officially open the space to come together Nov 5-6. I’ve had a lot of questions about what people can prepare, and the short answer is: not much. This is not a typical conference in that there are no formal presentations, no panels, etc. This is about sharing our ideas and working together to address issues at the intersection of cultural heritage and social change. The only exception is 1 hr in which everyone is welcome to give a 2 minute lightning talk about your work. We’ll either do this at lunch or end of the first day… still tbd. You can read more about the methodology in the about section.

On this site, you can meet the delegates, begin posting session ideas, figure out roommates or rideshares, and begin sharing resources for fellow delegates.

As you can see, we have an amazing group assembling for two days. This has been a major grassroots effort and I want to thank the organizing committee and all of the sponsor and partner organizations that have come together to make this happen, and help us provide over $20k in travel grants! While there are no more travel grants available, we do have a few delegate seats open, so we’ll be keeping registration open until we’ve filled those.