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Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) is a series of annual conferences whose goal is to bring together the creators, users, distributors, and custodians of digital resources in the arts and humanities.
For more than a decade it has been a key UK meeting place for all those affected by the digitization of cultural heritage: the scholar creating or using an electronic edition; the teacher using digital resources as an aid to learning; the artist seeking to engage with digital technologies in new and creative contexts; the publisher finding new ways to reach new audiences; the librarian, curator or archivist wishing to improve both access to and conservation of the digital information that characterizes contemporary culture and scholarship; the information scientist seeking to apply new scientific and technical developments to the creation, exploitation and management of digital resources.
This year the conference is hosted by Queen's University Belfast, the Royal Irish Academy and Swansea University in partnership with the National Library of Wales. It will take place from Monday 7th September to Wednesday 9th September 2009 with additional workshops being held on the preceding weekend, September 5th – 6th .
DRHA 2009 will be held at Queen’s University Belfast with its innovative spaces, fantastic architecture and state-of-the-art Sonic Laboratory.
Full details of the Conference are available on this site.
The number of people expected at the conference is between 125 and 150. Delegates are already registering and we expect to know the final numbers by 1 August. Amongst the 65 proposals for Papers and 25 Posters, while the majority are from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, we have a number presenters from the USA as well as from continental Europe, Australia and Turkey making this a genuinely international arena.
The majority will be academics and researchers from universities; plus a number of representatives of the Museums, Libraries and Archives/cultural heritage sector; and ICT specialists who are the champions of the use of digitisation within their organizations. All these are interested and involved in new ways of exploring and improving access to our shared cultural heritage.
The exhibition is one of the most valued features of DRHA conferences. It allows both commercial and academic exhibitors to present new products and projects to conference delegates and speakers. Exhibitors will have access to an influential group of people well placed to influence decision-making on buying and usage of equipment and software in their organisations and in their field more widely. Some will be the top decision makers in the field.
The exhibition this year will provide a great opportunity for delegates to view exhibitions and demonstrations of products, services and projects, in between their intensive programme of papers.
Exhibition space is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
If you are unable to arrange an exhibition, DRHA 2009 also offers sponsorship opportunities. For more details on Sponsorship see below.
The exhibition will take place in the Peter Frogatt Centre (PFC), Queen’s Univeristy Belfast’s modern teaching facility. Exhibitors will be situated in the foyer of the PFC - this will be the area in which delegates congregate for registration and the half-hour coffee and tea breaks, once in the morning, once in the afternoon. Additionally, there will be extended lunch breaks on Monday and Tuesday to allow time to view Exhibits and Posters.
Price £400 + VAT (Value Added Tax) at 15.0% plus the conference registration fee
Price £250 + VAT (Value Added Tax) at 15.0% plus the conference registration fee
Commercial inserts: £125 + VAT
Academic inserts: £80 + VAT
Lunch/Pre-dinner drinks: £500
Logo on conference bags: £875
Wine reception: £900
Our prices distinguish between two groups, Commercial exhibitors and Academic, Library and University-related exhibitors.
Timings: The charge is for the duration of the whole Conference. Exhibitors may set up on Sunday afternoon (6 September) by prior arrangemetn or from 8.00 am on Monday 7 September.
Exhibition space: DRHA will provide for the whole conference period: basic display board (3ft x 3ft), electric power point, 1 table and 2 chairs, per stand.
Network points: The PFC is a Wi-Fi enabled area. Exhibitors will be allocated an individual username and password to access the University computer network for the duration of the conference.
Catering: Tea/Coffee and lunches, wine reception and conference dinner on Tuesday evening are included as part of the standard delegate registration fee.
Conference Attendance: Exhibitors are asked to register for the conference and are welcome to attend and participate in all sessions.
Allocation: For setting-up purposes, allocation of positions will be given on a first-come-first-served basis.
Extra space: Space will be limited. The more information you can give us about your requirements, the better we shall be able to accommodate them.
Insert to Delegates' Pack: See above for prices. This material must be sent (by prior arrangement) the address below by 10 August 2009.
Address for sending copies of the materials: DRHA 2009 Conference c/o Monica O’Kane, Eventus, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN
Your logo will be included on the programme which is included in conference packs and be included on the conference website and digital displays during the event. One insert will be included in conference packs. If you have sponsored a particular event you will be given verbal acknowledgement at this event.
For general queries on exhibition or conference sponsorship please contact the conference organisers