Hi all, in case you missed it, the PIDapalooza organizers shared the following message earlier this week, to let everyone know that there won’t be a PIDapalooza in 2022. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the future of the event in this brief survey - or feel free to comment here. Thanks!
PIDapalooza was always something more than a conference—an opportunity to bring together the people who run and integrate identifier systems, experiment with and learn from each other, while not taking it all too seriously.
When PIDapalooza 2021 came around in the midst of the pandemic, we had an opportunity to collaborate like never before. Naturally, this meant hosting a 24-hour online PID party (…because as you know, a PID don’t stop!) and we hosted 1,100 of you from all corners of the globe; it was the ultimate PID party!
The world has changed since 2015 when we were California-dreaming up the idea of a festival for persistent identifiers. So have the discussions around the identification of research objects. PIDs have graduated to the mainstream and are being discussed at conferences and working groups far and wide. Open metadata and identifiers are being written into national policies and included in funding requirements across the globe.
It’s really cool that PIDapalooza helped to bring attention to the importance of this part of the research infrastructure, and helped form some solid partnerships along the way. During the last few months, we have been reflecting on the success of the PID message and on where to focus next.
We realized that we would need some new creative energy to meet the changing priorities of the community at large so we decided we will be taking some time out to focus on wider topics and deliver on some of our collaborative efforts. This means that we will not be running a PIDapalooza in 2022.
Yes, the gig guide for 2022 is out and we won’t be on it, but we know we’ll see you soon to rekindle that eternal flame in other venues!
If you want to help refuel the flame, please share your requests for a reunion tour. Click the survey link below, use the hashtag #FutureofPIDapalooza, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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