I Annotate 2021

the conference for open annotation practices and technologies

Monday 21–Friday 25 June 2021

I Annotate 2021 was held as an all-virtual conference during Monday 21–Friday 25 June 2021, restarting this annual gathering of educators, scholars, researchers, publishers, journalists, fact-checkers, and technologists engaged with open annotation practices and tools after a pause during 2020. Given social annotation's dramatic growth during the massive migration to remote teaching and learning in the pandemic, #ianno21 had a special focus on annotation in education. In keeping with this year's theme — reading together — the touchstone across all sessions was how more and more people are coming together through social annotation to share ideas, ask questions, and make connections.


View (and annotate!) the full program.



Panels, presentations, flashtalks, and open office hours with practitioners from education, fact-checking, publishing, research, journalism, and technology.

Social Hours: Annotate This Party With Annotation Show-and-Tell

Got a favorite digital annotation or one in the margins of a book from your shelf? How about an annotation from the wide world outside books? What do you like about it? How does it help you understand and/or question a text? How does it help you connect to other people and ideas? Bring your annotations to show-and-tell, or just come to hear from others. Feel free to dress up — as a text of your choice, as a character from a book, or as something you’d leave in the margins of a text — human emoji, anyone? However you want to interpret the phrase “Annotate this Party,” take this opportunity to kick back and have fun connecting with other #ianno21 participants.

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'I Annotate 2021' above an image of an open book with two hands writing on opposite margins and 'Reading Together' below, in the style of a Soviet poster.