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2012 PNC Annual Conference and Joint Meetings

New Horizons
Information Technology connecting Culture, Community, Time, and Place

December 7th thru 9th, 2012
(Friday - Sunday)

University of California Berkeley

Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Info


The conference is being hosted by ECAI (Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative) and the School of Information at UC Berkeley with the collaboration of the UC Berkeley East Asian Library.

Since ECAI is the primary host of the meeting this year we will be integrating ECAI participation into the entire conference.  Keynote sessions will be held Friday and Saturday mornings. General panel sessions will be held Friday and Saturday afternoons and Sunday. The conference banquet will be at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on Sunday evening. Conference registration fee will be $100.00.

The fifth From Space to Place Workshop sponsored by UC Berkeley, UC Merced, ArcLand, and the University of Siena will be held on Sunday.

Please check back for more information as it become available.

Looking to the future, supporting collaboration and shared knowledge, this year’s conference will encourage participants to explore several streams of interest and discover relationships between them.

The proposed streams include:
Collaboration - Building a Collaborative Research Universe - Collaboration Tools and Knowledge Integration
Community - Digital Humanities and Social Sciences In The Interest of Society 
Virtual Cultural Information Management - Visualization, Analysis, and Interaction - 3D Data, Multimedia, and Virtual Museums
Digital Text – New Horizons In Text Integration, Analysis, and Visualization
Cultural Atlases – Integration, Visualization and Complexity - Regions, Themes, and Change Over Time
Open Knowledge – Sharing Cultural Heritage - Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and Related Technologies

Since its initiation in 1993, the annual PNC Conference has become a key meeting for access to digital research on the Pacific Rim. It is a forum for interaction between scholars, technicians, librarians, museum professionals, educators and anyone working with cultural materials and technology.  Please join us at Berkeley in December to learn the latest development in this fascinating field.