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CLIR table at 2019 Forum

About the Forum

The DLF Forum brings together a wide variety of players in the digital library, museum, and archive fields, from project managers and developers to administrators and service providers. It is an open meeting that welcomes members and others with relevant interests, and provides a strategic platform for organizations to reach a targeted audience. The Forum is collegial, with an emphasis on inclusion and an expectation of trust. We plan to host over 700 attendees at the 2020 conference in Baltimore, Maryland, November 8-11.

DLF has over 190 member institutions — 90+ new in the past several years alone. Take advantage of the rapid growth of this active community and meet digital library, museum, and archive professionals where they come together—the DLF Forum.

Broaden your audience! Several affiliated events are co-located with the Forum including the NDSA’s Digital Preservation 2020, workshops, meetups, and more.

Be part of a conversation that extends beyond the three-day Forum and the pre- and post-conference events, via DLF social media, and the livestream.

About NDSA & Digital Preservation 2020

The National Digital Stewardship Alliance, hosted by the Digital Library Federation, is a consortium of over 200 partnering organizations, including universities, professional associations, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, all committed to the long-term preservation of digital information. Members work together to preserve access to our national digital heritage.

Digital Preservation is the major meeting and conference of the NDSA—open to members and non-members alike—focusing on tools, techniques, theories, and methodologies for digital stewardship and preservation, data curation, the content lifecycle, and related issues. Typically Digital Preservation attracts attendance of more than 200 participants. This year, DigiPres will be held November 11-12, 2020.

About the 2020 Hidden Collections Symposium

Since 2015, with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Collections program has awarded approximately $4 million annually to archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other collecting organizations to support the digitization of rare and unique materials holding significance for research, learning, and the public good. In 2020, in cooperation with CLIR’s Digital Library Federation (DLF) program, 

CLIR will host a two-day event for grant recipients to share lessons from their project work. Recipients’ collective experiences will create opportunities for reflection on the current state and future potential of digitization practice in collecting institutions, including how the digital cultural record can better reflect the diversity of human thought and experience, how law and ethics affect strategies for access, and how technologies and standards can improve discovery and learning. The 2020 Hidden Collections Symposium will be held immediately following DLF Forum November 11-12, 2020.

Crowd at DLF Forum

Sponsorship levels & opportunities

Sponsorship Levels for Our Events

Stay tuned for more information about sponsorship levels.

Unique Opportunities

Stay tuned for more information about unique ways to sponsor DLF Forum and NDSA’s DigiPres 2020.


Stay tuned for more information on exhibiting at DLF Forum and NDSA’s DigiPres 2020.


Interested in sponsorship or exhibiting but looking for something different or not sure how your organization fits? Please contact Louisa Kwasigroch.