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Conference Information

2017 Smithsonian Digitization Fair
October 18th and 19th

Washington, DC


Conference Contact 

Tickets are required - there will be no tickets at the door.  You must have tickets for the OCTOBER dates.  Tickets from March will not be accepted.

Conference Webcast
View the entire archived webcast at the DPO's YouTube channel


Conference Location
The Smithsonian Digitization Fair is scheduled to take place at the S. Dillon Ripley Center in Washington, DC.  Please enter the building from 1100 Jefferson Drive.

Click here for a PDF map of Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall.


Exhibits-- Both Days

The Digitization Fair Exhibits will be an opportunity for visitors to learn about digitization projects at the Smithsonian from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT, so please drop by!


Lunch - On Your Own Both Days

There are several Smithsonian cafes around the Mall,or you may want to try local food trucks or quick food options at the L'Enfant Plaza Food Court (about 5-7 minute walk from the S. Dillon Ripley Center)


This is a short list of nearby hotels and is not an endorsement of any of the hotels listed.  There are no special rates for the conference and no room blocks have been held.


We strongly recommend that you take public transporation or use a riding-share app to get to and from the Digitization Fair as parking is limited and expensive.  Click here for information about parking near Smithsonian Museums.


The closest metro stop to the conference site is the Smithsonian stop on the Blue and Orange lines. Multiple bus lines also run to and around the National Mall.


Trains (Amtrak, MARC, VRE, Metro)
Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002


Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority


General DC Tourism Information