Registration is now open for DCDC19 Conference, being held at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre from 12-14 November 2019.

Register for DCDC19 

DCDC19 will explore the possibilities of the digital shift for collections, audience expectations, and professional practices. It seeks to go beyond recounting the huge change that the digital shift has represented, and to examine possibilities for the future.

As one of the largest cross-sectoral heritage events in the UK, DCDC is defined by a spirit of collaboration. The National Archives and RLUK are delighted to announce that Jisc have joined DCDC this year as a conference partner, helping to shape the programme to deliver relevance and value to the entire collections community.

DCDC19 will bring together delegates from across the archive, library, museum and academic sectors, to hear from over 75 speakers from more than 40 organisations, from the UK, Ireland, Europe, and beyond.

Keynote speakers for DCDC19 are:

  • Tonya Nelson, Director of Arts Technology and Innovation, Arts Council England
  • Liz Jolly, Chief Librarian, The British Library
  • Lae’l Hughes-Watkins, University Archivist, University of Maryland and founder of Project STAND
  • David De Roure, Professor of e-Research, University of Oxford

DCDC19 will offer plenty of networking opportunities to delegates. There will be three pre-conference workshops and a tour taking place at cultural venues across Birmingham on the 12 November. Or delegates can attend the two evening events, being held at Ikon Gallery and the Library of Birmingham.

DCDC welcomes delegates from all career stages, from established academics and practitioners, to those just starting out. Equality, diversity and inclusion have been prominent themes in recent conferences, and it is the aim of the conference to include the widest range of voices, experiences and backgrounds in the discussions. This year, DCDC will offer 5 bursary places, funded by The National Archives, for people who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. Further details on bursaries can be found on the website.

You can view the full programme and register for DCDC19 on the DCDC website.