Designing the future of libraries
Designing for Digital 2023 Conference for UX and Libraries. March 6-8, 2023. Austin Texas or Online

For 8 years, the D4D community came together annually, convened on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin, and learned from each other. Each year – pre-COVID, that is – we’d attend sessions during the day and go out or play games together at night. At D4D, we hold a common identity and experience, and we leave Designing for Digital with shared memories, deepened friendships, inspiration, and new skills.

D4D 2023 is taking place in Austin, Texas and online March 6-8, 2023. Our core goals are:

  • Re-connect. It's been a while.
  • Learn from one another with a line up of talks from your peers.
  • Dive into topics with live presenter-led Q&A and discussion sessions.
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Super Early Bird

OCT 25-NOV 15

Early Bird

NOV 16-DEC 20


DEC 21-FEB 24


Our Call for Proposals will have 2 submission opportunities: Priority and Final. Proposals ready to be submitted before December 6th and speakers who would like to make their potential travel plans early should submit them during the Priority timeframe. 

Ready with your proposal submissions before the December holidays? D4D 'priority submission' option is an opportunity to have an expedited session decision before the end of the year.

Need more time to develop your proposal? D4D provides the 'final submission' option for a later, mid-January submission deadline.

Priority Submission – Expedited response for proposals in by Dec. 6

Submission Open

OCT 25-DEC 6

Peer Review

DEC 7-12

Community Vote

Presenters Notified

DEC 15

Sessions Announced

DEC 16

Final Submission – Submission Closed Jan 18

Submission Open

DEC 7-JAN 10

Peer Review

JAN 11-18

Community Vote

JAN 12-18

Presenters Notified

JAN 23

Sessions Announced

JAN 25