Monday, March 13, 2017

The new Digital Humanities and Data Journalism Symposium

Last year I helped organize the first Digital Humanities + Data Journalism Symposium at the University of Miami. It was a success, bringing together two communities that have a lot to learn from each other, so we decided to do it again this year.

Our website is updated and registration is open. If you work in visualization, infographics, data journalism etc., I think that most of the presenters will be very familiar to you. We'll cover a variety of topics, from data quality to visualization, from fake news to the ethical challenges of Artificial Intelligence. There will also be plenty of time to mingle and make new friends.

The dates are September 14-16 (Thursday-Saturday until noon.) This year we're aiming to make it bigger than in 2016, and also more affordable. We've reduced the registration rate to $99. Also, you can submit a proposal for a lightning talk or to show your academic or professional work in a booth or desk.

Space is quite limited so if the symposium sounds interesting to you, I'd register right away and book your flights and hotel. We don't have an official hotel, but there are many options at a reasonable distance from the Newman Alumni Center, where the conference will take place. Public transportation —Lyft, taxi, or Metrorail— is quite good in the area.

Sponsors are not announced in our website yet, but so far we have the Knight Foundation, Google News Lab, and several departments at the University of Miami. If you're interested in sponsoring the conference, send me an email.