About the Conference

The Around the World Conference is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. Institutes and researchers are invited to participate either through presenting or by joining in the discussion. The conference is live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event.

This Year’s Conference, Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era, will take place on May 4, 2017.

Last year’s conference on Libraries, Archives, and Public Life took place on May 11, 2016. You can find it in our Archive.

Why the theme of “Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era”?

The unfolding of recent political events in the United States has sparked much debate around ‘fake news,’ disinformation and trustworthiness on the web. We hope to use these developments as a starting point for a broader discussion of how digital media has challenged and/or unsettled our notion of truth. The conference theme of ‘post-truth’ is loosely-defined and we welcome considerations of this topic from a wide range of perspectives: from the algorithmic to the philosophical. We welcome, as well, discussion of ‘post-truth’ as a notion reflecting a certain insularity and how questions of the ‘truthiness’ and the web resonate differently across the world.

Schedule


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the 2017 Conference Schedule

(subject to revision)


Speakers

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Profiles of the Speakers

For Presenters

Pre-Recorded Video

In terms of recorded video, we can accept just about any digital format. However, MP4 with a resolution of 1920X1080 is our preferred format.

Live-Streamed Presentations

For those participating via video conferencing we are using Lifesize hardware over IP. Any VC hardware form Sony, Cisco, Polycom, or Lifesize made within the past 5 years should be compatible.

Speakers also have the option to stream their presentations directly from their laptop computer via the Lifesize app (see technical requirements for more info).

More Info on Technical Requirements:

A more detailed description of the technical requirements/recommendations is available to download here: ATW-Tech-Requirements. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns!

Live Stream


From the Archives

Watch the Around the World Conference archived videos here:

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