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Digital Public Library of America

[October 21, 2011] Logistics

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Should you have any logistical questions, please contact us.


Registration for the DPLA plenary meeting is required. We’ve had enormous interest and have reached capacity for the event, so we unfortunately won’t be able to accommodate walk-in registrations, and those who have not received registration confirmation from us will be turned away. We encourage participation via our livestream, Twitter, Facebook, and other social tools (hashtag: #dpla), and we will be posting video of the conference online shortly after it takes place.


The DPLA plenary meeting will begin at 9 AM. Check-in and breakfast are available at 8 AM; we ask that you arrive no later than 8:30 AM to gain entrance to the building, check in, and pick up materials.


The Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives. The special events entrance to the National Archives is located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets NW in Washington, DC. The National Archives can be reached by cab or by public transportation:

  • Subway
    Take the Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station. The Archives/Navy Memorial stop is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives building.
  • Bus
    Metrobuses 30, 32, 34, 36, 53, A42, A46, A48, P1, P2, P4, P17, P19, and W13 stop at the National Archives on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Video and Audio Recording

Please note that the plenary meeting will be recorded and that this recording will be broadcast and posted online.

Laptops and Mobile Devices

We encourage you to bring laptops, mobile phones, tablets, and other devices to tweet, blog, and otherwise engage in online conversation about the event (the hashtag is #dpla). Please be advised that power outlets within the theater are limited. We will have charging stations in the lobby and lunch rooms, and we ask that you charge your devices before arriving.

Social Tools

We’ll use tags to help find photos, blog posts and more created by conference attendees. The universal tag for the event is #dpla. If you blog or post photos about the event, please let us know!