Designing the future of libraries

Online Conference


See below for the D4D20 details.

Can’t make it to Austin? Join us Online!

D4D makes a commitment to an online conference so that geography will not be a barrier to access to the conference. For D4D20, we plan to once again record and stream all peer-reviewed sessions.

WHAT IS the Online Conference?

Not being able to be in Austin in person doesn’t mean you cannot attend D4D. Many attendees watch from home; some share group access with coworkers; others hold virtual D4D conference viewing parties.

All peer-reviewed sessions will be recorded and included in the platform. During the conference, we will deliver multiple concurrent Live Streaming selections during each hour of D4D, March 9-11. The non-live sessions will be available On Demand within 24 hours of presentation. All will also be available On Demand for 1-year post-conference.

The Online Conference can be watched online via your browser. No special hardware is necessary. You can watch the sessions from home, the office or from your tablet, on a Mac, PC or iDevice. Group Access tickets allow for multiple different sessions to be viewed from multiple locations simultaneously.

HOW DO I ATTEND the Online Conference? 

It’s as easy as 1…2…3…

Step 1: Purchase a ticket for the conference.

Step 2: Build your virtual schedule of what you will watch Live during the conference and which sessions you want to check out On Demand.

Step 3: In mid-February, we will send you an email with the link to the Online Conference, your login and password, and connectivity information.

WHAT IS INCLUDED in the Online Conference? 

Sessions are categorized into 2 groups:

1. Available Live + On-Demand: These sessions are broadcast Live during their presentation time in Austin*. These sessions will also be available On Demand after recording. During most time slots, 2-3 sessions will be available to choose from for Live viewing.

2. Not Available Online: Workshops and Seminars will only be available in Austin and not be available online.

For Group Tickets: 1 institutional login will be provided that can be shared with up to 10 attendees. Multiple sessions may be viewed from multiple locations simultaneously.

*All presentation times are Central Time.

Closed Captioning

Closed captioning all of the sessions will be available on the Online Conference platform soon after the live airing. All Live and On-Demand sessions will be closed-captioned.

D4D is committed to making the Online Conference as useful to attendees as possible. Our goal will be not only to disseminate conference content but to incorporate the D4D sense of community and fun for those who cannot travel to Texas. Read about our commitment to inclusivity and diversity at the conference here.