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Important Dates

Early-bird registration for the 2017 DLF Forum, Liberal Arts/HBCUs Pre-Conference, and NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2017 is open now. After September 18th, the regular rate will go into effect.

Please keep in mind that registration slots go very quickly and in recent years the conference has sold out up to three months ahead of time!

Register here and receive the early-bird rate, now through September. 

About the Forum

The 2017 DLF Forum will be held October 23-25, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Additional events will take place on October 22nd and 25th-26th.

The program will be announced after community voting takes place in summer 2017.

For updates and news, join the DLF listserv or sign up for the Forum mailing list.


DLF Forum registration includes meals! Your ticket covers three continental breakfasts, two hot lunches, frequent coffee/snack breaks, and the conference reception.

New for 2017: DLF member institutions have received one code for a free Forum registration, sent via email to DLF’s main contact. However, these spots will be held only until August 7th, at which time they will be released to the general public. Not sure who received your institution’s code? email

  • DLF Member Organization representative: $0 (one coupon code per institution; use it or lose it by August 7th!)
  • Forum Presenter (members or non-members; acceptances go out in early July and a spot will be held for you!): $450
  • DLF Member
    • Early bird: $475
    • Regular: $500 (after September 18th)
  • Non-DLF Member
    • Early bird: $750
    • Regular: $775 (after September 18th)
  • Student (limited number available!): $300

Prices are in USD. A list of current DLF Member Institutions can be found here.

Affiliated Events and Rates

Cancellation Policy

All 2017 DLF Forum cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Please email your request to

A full refund minus a $25 service fee is available until September 22. No refunds will be available starting October 9.