Attend our affiliated events!


DLF Liberal Arts Colleges/HBCUs Pre-Conference – $50

22 October 2017
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

Digital Preservation 2017: Preservation is Political – $200

Organized by the National Digital Stewardship Alliance
25-26 October 2017
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

Collections as Data Workshop – $15 (sold out!)

25 October 2017
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

Taiga Forum: Activism and Social Justice – $75

Event consists of two half-day sessions:
25 October, 2-5:30pm and 26 October, 9am-12pm
University of Pittsburgh, Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons
3960 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(Directions and Map for University of Pittsburgh Libraries

Metadata Analysis Workshop – $25 (sold out!)

26 October 2017
The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh

To sign up for the Pre-Conference, Digital Preservation, or any of the above workshops, add it to your ticket when you register for the DLF Forum, or have it appended to a completed registration by contacting Check back for more info about social gatherings! 


Looking for more Pittsburgh activities? Check out the Visitors’ Guide, put together by the DLF Forum Local Committee, and thanks to the Social Committe for organizing many of these events.

Tour of the Heinz History Museum (Cancelled)

22 October 2017
Heinz History Center Lobby, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

–This tour has been cancelled. Please consider one of the below options as alternative!–
If you’re in town on Sunday, join fellow Forum-goers for a tour of the Heinz History Center! Led by a museum docent, the tour will touch on exhibit highlights and Pittsburgh history. (Visit Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood for us!) The tour includes discounted museum acess for $11, which you can pay at the DLF Forum registration desk at the Westin before or after the tour (museum is within walking distance of the Westin). Sign up, then add it to your schedule

Tour of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

22 October 2017
Carnegie Library (main branch), 2:00 PM

Another option for Sunday afternoon is a tour of the public library’s main branch. The tour (which is free to attend!) will focus on the history of building and library. (Transportation there is on your own.) Sign up, and add it to your schedule!

Meet inside the entrance of the Main (Oakland) branch building.
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tour of the University of Pittsburgh University Library System

22 October 2017 
University of Pittsburgh (In front of Hillman Library, on the main entrance steps) 3:00 PM

Directly following the Carnegie Library tour, take a short walk over to the University of Pittsburgh for a tour of the ULS (also free to attend)! Attendees will also get a tour of Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning / Nationality Classrooms as time permits. Sign up, and add it to your schedule!

Meet in front of Hillman Library main entrance steps. 
3960 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Run/Walk with DLF

24 October 2017
6:15 AM. Meet Amy in the lobby of the Westin, under the plant wall.

Up for some early morning exercise on the second day of the conference? Head out with the Westin’s Run Concierge for a beautiful 3-mile loop around downtown Pittsburgh and be back in time for breakfast sessions. Walkers are welcome to join on the route, as well (and can do the full three miles, or a shorter 2-mile loop). Sign up, then add it to your schedule!

DLF Forum Dine-Arounds

24 October 2017
Various locations at 6 PM

Meet new people and explore Pittsburgh by participating in one of these dinners. Small group reservations (~8 people) have been made at our Local Committee’s favorite restaurants around the city; just sign up and show up! This is a fun and intimate way to get to know your fellow Forum-goers (and everyone pays for their own meal!) Sign up, then add it your schedule!

Thanks to the Social Committee for arranging this evening! 

Digital Scholarship ‘Miracle Worker’ Dinner

24 October 2017
Condado Tacos (971 Liberty Avenue) at 6 PM 

BitCurator Consortium Social Mixer

24 October 2017
The Yard Market Square (100 Fifth Avenue) at 6 PM

The mixer is a fabulous opportunity to talk with colleagues about how they use BitCurator, digital forensics approaches, tools, workflow strategies, implementation options. Plus we will have stickers! And buttons!  If interested, please complete the RSVP form so we can get a headcount of possible interest.

Yoga with DLF

25 October 2017
6:45 AM, Crawford East 

Feeling conference burn-out? Join us on the last day of the Forum for an hour-long morning yoga session, led by a Westin yoga instructor. Mats will be available for the first 18 people to sign up — or you can bring your own! We request a $5 contribution to help cover the cost of the instructor, which can be paid at the registration desk before or after the session. Sign up, then add it to your schedule! (Limit: 25 participants)


Community Gathering on Integrating Open Source Discovery with Ex Libris Products

RSVP here
25 October 2017, 1pm-3pm
Pennsylvania East, the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh













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