The closing keynote and Dave Binkley Memorial Lecture for 2017 will be Nora Young, host of CBC Radio’s Spark and author of The Virtual Self. Nora will be talking about Information and Meaning in the Data Boom. In the last 20 years, computers have gone from desktop behemoths (remember those giant CRT monitors?) to powerful devices
We are excited to announce that Dr. Kimberly Christen will be the opening keynote speaker for Access 2017. Join us for her aptly titled talk “The Trouble with Access” Dr. Kimberly Christen is the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture Program and the co-Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation at Washington
The hackfest at this year’s conference will feature workshops led by Darryl Friesen and John Yobb from the University of Saskatchewan in addition to project hacking. Darryl will be guiding a group into the world of physical computing by developing a project for the Raspberry Pi. In John’s workshop, Drupal 8 Module Development, participants will
The program schedule for Access 2017 is available now. Check back here and follow us on Twitter (@accesslibcon) for more announcements about our two keynote speakers, the social events, and some new ideas for the hackfest.
Early-bird registration is currently open, but we realize that it has been 19 years since Saskatoon last hosted Access and some community members may not know much about our fine city.