The theme of PDF 2018 is “How We Make Good,” with a focus on two inter-related questions:
And this year, we want to make sure we all make good…on our promises, on our values, on ensuring that tech works for social justice, on defending democracy, and on creating a future that we all will want to live in.
This year, we will be at New York Law School in New York City’s Tribeca, a more intimate venue better suited to collaboration.
On both days of PDF, we’ll start together in plenary session. To get warmed up, we’ll hear a few fast five-minute talks and demos. And then we’ll go deep for the rest of the morning, with six hand-picked anchor keynote talks, each followed by audience Q&A.
Then, after a networking lunch, you’ll dive in to a 90-minute workshop session, led by those anchor keynotes, with some supporter speakers and assisted by expert facilitation.
The day will end with PDFopen, 90 minutes of unconference-style talks, breakouts, speed-dating and demos generated by conference participants.
The goal: to help you connect with the people, ideas, and movements that are making good, right now.
Finally, to make sure those relationships have the best chances to form and stick, we’re building an online community discussion board for attendees to start the conversation and share resources well before June, and to ensure that it keeps going afterward.
Do you have an idea for an unconference session during PDFopen, such as a workshop, demo, training, performance, or something else? Do you have a 5-minute talk everyone should hear? Do you think you have an anchor talk that could sustain an interesting workshop after?