I Annotate 2017 Logo: San Francisco, 4-5 May 2017


Join us at I Annotate 2017, the fifth annual conference for interoperable annotation technologies and practices. This year's themes are: increasing user engagement in publication, science, and research, empowering fact checking in journalism, and building digital literacy in education.

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Hack Day: 6 May

If you've got an annotation project—no matter what technology you're using—we'd love to have you join us on Saturday, May 6th for a hack day in San Francisco.

Registration Closed

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Esther Dyson in zero gravity.

Courtesy of Zero-G by Esther Dyson CC BY.

We are excited and honored to announce that digital pioneer Esther Dyson will deliver the I Annotate opening keynote. Across her multifaceted career, Dyson has engaged deeply in the fields where annotation thrives, including education, journalism, publishing, research, science, and technology. Read more about Esther Dyson >


I Annotate is supported by Hypothesis and other organizations. Sponsor I Annotate: Connect your business, products, and projects to the leading practitioners that make up the annotation community. Download a sponsorship brief with all the details.

Visit the full agenda to find videos and slides from the program.

Pre-conference Social

Wed May 3, 6-8:30pm
Attendees gather before the conference for cocktails and snacks to renew contact and make new connections.

I Annotate 2017

Thu-Fri May 4-5, 8:30am-5pm
150-200 expected attendees at the primary event, drawn from leading thinkers and practitioners in education, journalism, publishing, research, science, and technology.

Annotation Hack Day

Sat May 6, 8:30am-5pm
Approximately 40 attendees at the associated hack day, mostly drawn from attendees with a technical focus.

Hack Day BBQ

Sat May 6, 5:30-8pm
Annotation hackers are invited to a nearby barbeque.

For questions email info@iannotate.org


I Annotate 2017 will be held in San Francisco’s historic Fort Mason Arts & Culture Center, Gallery 308, located in Landmark Building A at 2 Marina Blvd. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees Thu, Fri, and Sat.


We have arranged a special rate for a number of rooms at a nearby hotel. Space is limited, so contact the hotel directly as soon as possible to reserve yours.

Comfort Inn by the Bay
2775 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco CA 94109