Call for Participation: Openlab Workshop Unconference and Ignite talks

Do you love science, history, and the humanities? Are you passionate about technology and the future of museums, libraries, and archives?

If so, join us at the Openlab Workshop Unconference and Ignite talks on the afternoon of December 1, 2015, in Crystal City, VA (just outside DC). The Unconference and Ignite Talks will be the signature event of the Openlab Workshop, and will provide a crucial forum for sharing the opinions, insight, and perspectives that will define the goals and challenges of the Openlab initiative. The Openlab workshop bring together participants from a cross-section of organizations, scholars, GLAM and humanities practitioners, and members of the public to consider the methods that enable the widespread adoption of digital technologies at GLAM institutions.

Visit this page to learn more, register for the Unconference, and propose an Ignite talk:

Michael Peter Edson, Openlab Workshop facilitator and CLIR Distinguished Fellow, invites you to participate in the Openlab Workshop Unconference and Ignite talks!

Ways to Participate

  1. Attend! The Unconference and Ignite Talks are free and open to the public. Register here:
  2. Propose an Ignite talk (an energetic, 5-minute presentation designed to maximize the sharing of high-impact ideas)! Do it here:
  3. Help spread the word! Use #openlabworkshop on Twitter
  4. Visit the wiki:

More about Openlab Workshop

Openlab is founded on the premise that GLAMs are critical institutions to the humanities and vital stewards of the cultural heritage materials used by researchers, teachers, students, and the broader American public. Technology has provided GLAMs with new ways to engage with audiences and increase the scale and impact of their work, but not all GLAMs are well-equipped with the resources or expertise to best leverage digital technologies. The Openlab concept is envisioned as a public solutions lab and consultancy designed to address these challenges. Once established, Openlab seeks to accelerate the spread of digital technologies in GLAMs by positioning itself as a hub for the field that supports institutions big and small.

The Openlab Workshop is a collaborative effort between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), with co-conveners the American Alliance of Museums /Center for the Future of Museums, the American Library Association /Center for the Future of Libraries, the Digital Public Library of America, the Digital Library Federation, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Read more:
NEH Awards a Cooperative Agreement to the Council on Library and Information Resources for the Openlab Workshop

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