I Annotate 2018

At the Tipping Point: Annotation on the Web

San Francisco, Wed 6–Thu 7 June

Call for Proposals

Submissions are now open for proposals to present at I Annotate 2018, the sixth annual conference dedicated to annotation technologies and practices, to be held 6–7 June 2018 at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California.

The theme at #ianno18 will be: At the Tipping Point: Annotation on the Web.

It's been a remarkable time for annotation since we gathered for #ianno17 last May and W3C standards for web annotation were published almost exactly a year ago. The adoption and use of annotation has grown dramatically, while new capabilities, integrations, and providers are spreading across the landscape. In short, annotation has reached the tipping point where it is becoming an essential part of digital practices in multiple fields.

The program for the two-day main conference will include a mix of plenary presentations and panels, flash talks, demonstrations, more in-depth "workshop" sessions, and some unconferencing, where attendees collaborate during the gathering to set additional session topics beyond the formal program. A full Hack Day follows the main conference, during which people will work together on specific hands-on projects.

Proposals are encouraged that highlight the use of annotation in education, journalism/fact-checking, research and scholarship as well as annotation technology, although proposals on other topics are welcome. To foster a vibrant and inclusive intellectual community, we also strongly encourage proposals from presenters with diverse identities, cultural backgrounds and life experiences.