ER&L & Designing for Digital: Navigating the Co-Located Conferences

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For 2017, the ER&L and Designing for Digital events are again co-located but new for this year ER&L and D4D will also be sharing an overlapped schedule. After consideration of the breadth of the needs of the UX community and the small attendee overlap between the conferences, we’ve made the decision to lengthen the D4D program and run the conferences concurrently.

If you are looking to attend both conferences, we recommend registering for the conference you would prefer to attend in person most, and separately purchase the recorded archive of the other conference. This assures you the most content across the 2 conferences.

Differences in Program Structures. The Designing for Digital conference incorporates workshops into its program and as such space in those courses are limited. If your focus is on user experience in libraries, our recommendation is to secure a seat in Austin for D4D and rely on the ER&L archive.

What is the “Archive”? The archive is online platform incorporating recorded intent from the ER&L or Designing for Digital Conferences. It is comprised of a blend of presenters on video with slides and audio recordings over slides.

  • ER&L records all regular sessions.
  • D4D also records sessions, but may not be able to record all of the working group/ activity based 4-hour workshop courses.This is an instructor/ program planning committee decision made in January 2017 when workshop outlines are finalized.

Note on Workshops!  Designing for Digital attendees may purchase ER&L pre- and post- conference workshops on Sunday and Wednesday. The workshops will be available for purchase on the ER&L registration website after October 1 and the courses will not conflict with Designing for Digital sessions.

To register for D4D or purchase the archive, click here.

To register for ER&L or purchase the archive, click here.