2018 IIIF Conference - Washington, DC

The 2018 International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Conference will be held May 21-25 in Washington, DC, co-hosted by the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

What is IIIF?

Embraced by a growing number of the world’s leading research and cultural heritage organizations, IIIF provides an open framework for organizations to publish their image-based resources, to be viewed, cited, annotated and compared by any compatible image-viewing application.

Who is it for?

This event will be valuable for cultural heritage, STEM institutions, repository and collection managers, software engineers; or for anyone engaged with image-based and soon A/V resources on the Web. If you have not been involved with IIIF in the past this is an opportunity to quickly get up to speed and understand the community and its benefits.

What will I learn?

  • How to adopt IIIF at your institution
  • Leveraging open source software to get more out of your collection of images and video
  • Use cases and best practices from IIIF adopters
  • See the latest developments in the community including IIIF A/V

Conference Sponsors

The 2018 conference is generously supported and sponsored by the following:

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 IIIF Conference, please see the sponsorship opportunities and get in touch with admin@iiif.io as soon as possible.

Conference Overview

The conference will be made up of lightning talks, presentations and discussion sessions. There is also optional pre-conference Workshops on Monday. The general schedule will be as follows:

Please also see the full list of accepted presentations.


  • Registration: there are two registrtions required; one for the Conference and Pre-conference workshops and one for the Showcase. Entry for both closes on the 4th of May:
  • List of Hotels
  • Call for Proposals: is now closed.
  • Dates: May 21-25, 2018
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Cost:
  • Capacity: 400
  • Code of Conduct: The IIIF Code of Conduct applies to the conference. The conference Conduct and Safety team can be contacted at iiif-conduct@googlegroups.com. Individual members of the Conduct and Safety team can be recognized by their blue and white striped badge lanyards and can be contacted individually:
  • Social Media: Tweets about the event should use #iiif or @iiif_io

Stay tuned to the IIIF-Discuss email list for announcements and updates.