Digital Preservation Conferences

Digital Preservation 2019: Critical Junctures


Program is NOW LIVE, and Registration remains open

The program for Digital Preservation 2019: Critical Junctures is now available. Browse the program here.

Registration remains open for this year’s event. Register today!

Registration Rates

NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2019 (#digipres19):

  • $250 for DigiPres only
  • $225 for those also attending the DLF Forum
  • A limited number of student tickets ($200) will also be available

New for 2019: Increased overlap with the DLF Forum! DigiPres now begins on Wednesday morning at 8am. When you purchase either a DigiPres-only ticket or a Forum/DigiPres combo ticket, attend the two Wednesday morning DLF Forum sessions and the DLF Forum Closing Plenary.

DigiPres registration includes two continental breakfasts, one lunch buffet, coffee breaks, and a reception on Wednesday evening.

Register today!

Conference Hotel + Travel

This year’s event will take place at the Tampa Marriott Water Street, 700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602

Learn more and reserve your room:

Keynote: Alison Langmead


Alison Langmead will open the 2019 Digital Preservation conference with a keynote entitled, “Sustainability Is Not Preservation.” In her talk, Langmead will discuss her experiences both collaboratively producing the NEH-funded Socio-Technical Sustainability Roadmap at the Visual Media Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh as well as some of the lessons learned from working through this sustainability workshop with over 100 people in six locations across the United States this past year.

Langmead holds a joint faculty appointment at the University of Pittsburgh between the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (DSAS) and the School of Computing and Information (SCI) at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor. At DSAS, she serves as the Director of the Visual Media Workshop (VMW), a digital humanities lab focused on the investigation of material and visual culture—historical or contemporary—in an environment that encourages technological experimentation. At SCI, she teaches courses on digital preservation and the digital humanities. In her research, she designs and produces digital humanities projects that investigate visuality and materiality as multivalent, interactive processes. She also studies the practice of digital sustainability as a complex, transformative ecosystem that informs our understanding of the role of historical information in our contemporary digitality. Langmead is the Principal Contact for the DHRX: Digital Humanities at Pitt faculty research initiative, which represents a transdisciplinary network of scholars at the university who use digital methods to study the ways in which humans interact with their environments, whether social or cultural, natural or human-created. She holds a PhD in medieval architectural history from Columbia University as well as an MLIS from the University of California, Los Angeles.

DigiPres Mentoring Program

NDSA is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to establish mentoring relationships among our community members, centering around face-to-face interaction at our annual meeting. This lightweight program serves as a way for new attendees and emerging professionals to experience the NDSA DigiPres conference by meeting with someone from within the field and making a professional connection.

Sign up here by August 30th.

Mentors agree to:

  • Reach out to your mentee: exchange emails and/or set up a phone/video chat to get to know each other before the conference
  • Meet up as early as possible at DigiPres, to be a friendly face, help make introductions, and generally advise on how to make the most of the conference
  • Offer career advice as requested, based on your own experience or as a peer mentor
  • Maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism in all interactions (including adhering to our Code of Conduct)
  • Contact DigiPres organizers if you have not heard from your mentee by 10/1

Mentees agree to:

  • Look for and be responsive to contact from your mentor, making plans to get to know each other before the conference
  • Meet up as early as possible at the DigiPres
  • Maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism in all interactions (including adhering to our Code of Conduct)
  • Contact DigiPres organizers if you have not heard from your mentor 10/1

Be sure to sign up here by August 30th.

The matching of mentors and mentees is based on expertise and mentee requests. You will be contacted by a member of the DigiPres steering committee with your match in early September.

Questions? Please write us at

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 DLF Forum + Digital Preservation sponsors!

We are so grateful to our wonderful 2018 sponsors for making last year’s event a success.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor of #digipres19 or the DLF Forum? Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities and please contact if you would like more information.

2019 DigiPres Organizing Committee

Thank you to these individuals for their hard work in organizing this year’s Digital Preservation conference.

  • Sibyl Schaefer, UC San Diego (chair)
  • Courtney C. Mumma, Texas Digital Library (vice chair)
  • Seth Anderson, Yale University Library
  • Heather Barnes, Wake Forest University
  • Joe Carrano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Suzanne Chase, Georgetown University
  • David Cirella, Yale University
  • Stefan Elnabli, UC San Diego
  • Alex Kinnaman, Virginia Tech
  • Dan Noonan, The Ohio State University
  • Krista Oldham, Clemson University
  • Kristen Schuster, King’s College London

DigiPres Call for Proposals

The 2019 Digital Preservation Call for Proposals closed on April 28. You can review the CFP here.

Past Meetings

An archive of past Digital Preservation meetings (which from 2011-2014 was a combined NDIIPP-NDSA conference for the digital preservation community) can be found on the Digital Preservation Meetings page at the Library of Congress.

Information of past Digital Preservation meetings from 2016- can be found below:


For the latest on upcoming events, see our NDSA calendar. More events relevant to the NDSA’s mission are to be found on the DLF Community Calendar.