The majority of the virtual 2020 conference will be asynchronous in order to allow as many members of our global scholarly community to take part as possible; some concurrent conference events will take place during the week of July 22-24, when the in-person conference was to have occurred. 

Details about the virtual conference – participation, registration, and dates – will be announced via the ADHO website, ConfTool, and social media on June 15. In the meanwhile, here are some highlights of what you can look forward to:

  • A DH2020 conference group in Humanities Commons, which provides opportunities for interaction and collaboration among participants
  • Presentations (short/long presentations, posters, panels) uploaded to the Humanities Commons CORE repository, where all presentations will be given a permanent DOI and linked to the Book of Abstracts, and viewers can comment and provide feedback
  • The Fortier Prize award 
  • Community awards
  • Forum discussions

In addition, we will work with COs, AOs, SIGs, and affinity group members to support a variety of other conference activities according to both demand and feasibility:

  • Workshop webinars
  • Meet-ups 
  • Twitter sessions
  • Synchronous panels/sessions

Participation in the forthcoming virtual conference is entirely optional; your abstract will be published regardless of your participation in the virtual conference. Those interested in the virtual conference will be invited to participate in June. You will be invited to present the submission that was already accepted for the conference. You will also be asked to complete entirely separate tasks associated with registration and presentation.  

Questions regarding the virtual conference and participation in it can be directed to Diane Jakacki, chair of the ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee, at with Virtual Conference in the subject line.