22–23 May 2019
Washington DC


Register now to ensure your spot at I Annotate 2019, the seventh annual conference for interoperable annotation technologies and practices.


I Annotate 2019 will be held at the newly refurbished AGU headquarters in Washington DC, the first net zero commercial building renovation in the nation’s capital. View a map near AGU at 2000 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009 USA.


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In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee included annotation as a basic capability in the first description of what would become the World Wide Web. 30 years later, we gather at #ianno19 to mark how web annotation is now realizing its promise through standards, developing technology, a vibrant community, and growing traction in many fields.

Pre-conference Social

Tue 21 May: Attendees gather before the conference for cocktails and snacks to renew contact and make new connections.

I Annotate 2019

Wed 22–Thu 23 May: Two full days of presentations, workshops, demos, and uncoferencing for 150–175 expected attendees, drawn from leading thinkers and practitioners in education, journalism, publishing, research, science, and technology.

Hack Day/Do-a-thon

Fri 24 May: Register now to join approximately 50 attendees at the associated hack day and do-a-thon, where technical and non-technical folks gather to work on annotation. This free Friday gathering will be held at The Loft 600 F (600 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 USA).


There are no hotels specifically reserved for I Annotate 2019. Attendees can find lodging nearby using a variety of services or stay in one of Washington DC's many hotels, including locations close to AGU.


See the full list of opportunities to connect your organization’s products and programs with the growing web annotation movement and a diverse group of leading thinkers and practitioners from education, journalism, publishing, research, science, and technology in an intimate setting designed to foster discussion, learning, and action.