Code4Lib 2014 will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel in downtown Raleigh, NC on March 24 - 27, 2014.
Preconferences will be held Monday March 24, and the main conference on Tuesday March 25 - 27.
Registration should begin some time in mid January, after the program is finalized. Advance warning of exact date should go out to Code4Lib email list several weeks in advance.
Voting is now open for prepared talks. To vote, visit http://vote.code4lib.org/election/28, review the proposals, and assign points to those presentations you would like to see on the program this year.
Pre-conferences are full- or half-day sessions that will be held on Monday, March 24th, 2014 and can cover just about any topic you can think of .
If you are interested in hosting a pre-conference session, please create a pitch on the wiki. Pitches should be added by December 6.
Please indicate the topic of your session and your preference for full-day or half-day. This is expected to be a fluid process, as our venue provides some flexibility in determining space.
Pre-Conference Attendance: If you are interested in attending a pre-conference, please list your name underneath the pre-conference description on the wiki; this does not incur any obligation on your part, but will help planners. You might want to visit the page occasionally as new session pitches are added. Actual, less-revocable registration for pre-conferences will be handled as part of the overall conference registration, and will involve a very small fee.
Ideas for keynote speakers were solicited and voted on. You can view the results of the voting if you login. We are thrilled to have the two speakers who received the most votes: Valerie Aurora, the founder of the Ada Initiative, and Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager, Wikimedia Foundation keynote this year. See the announcement for more information.
The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel is working through a $6 million renovation that will be completed this fall. Upon your arrival, you will find a warm and open lobby, great for informal meetups and relaxing. In the hotel will be Jimmy V's restaurant, where 5% of the revenues are donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The hotel is always within easy walking distance to many restaurants, pubs, parks, museums, and other attractions.
The Code4Lib 2014 Conference will be the only event using the meeting space that week. The meeting space offers open foyers that will be excellent for the morning and afternoon breaks, along with space for the project and vendor table sponsors looking to build collaboration with the Code4Lib community.
Finally, the hotel has the capacity to host all of the attendees, and we've negotiated a rate of $159/night that includes wireless access in the hotel rooms. Hotel reservations will be able to be made after you register using the information provided in your registration confirmation. We will be publishing more details as they become available.
For more details about the area, see the hosting proposal.