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IIIF Ann Arbor 2019 | November 4-7

2019 IIIF Working meeting - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

IIIF Working Groups Meeting and Showcase - Ann Arbor, Michigan - November 4-7 2019

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) Showcase and working group meeting in Ann Arbor is hosted jointly by the The University of Michigan Library and ITHAKA.


The IIIF Ann Arbor showcase will be on the 4th of November and will be open to participants with all levels of IIIF knowledge from complete beginners to people who want to find out about the latest developments.

Working meeting

The working group meetings are intended for active IIIF community participants and working groups. Space is limited to around 80 people.

As part of this meeting we are looking for a number of lightning talks to provoke discussion and to highlight the exciting work on going in the IIIF Community. Lightning talks will be around 10mins but may be shorter depending on scheduling and demand.

If you are interested in speaking at the event please submit your lighting talk using the following link by the 4th of October 2019:

We welcome any talk that would be of interest to the working group attendees but would like to highlight the following themes:

  • IIIF 3.0 implementation experience
  • Demonstrations of interoperability between institutions
  • Outreach event report backs
  • Community group related presentations (3D, Archives, Manuscripts, Museums or Newspapers)
  • Preference will be given to presentation that cover new ground

If you have any questions about this call please contact events@iiif.io.


  • Registration:
  • Dates: November 4-7, 2019
    • November 4 - Showcase
    • November 5-7 - Working meeting
  • Location: The University of Michigan Campus
  • Cost: All events are free
  • Accomodations: List of hotel reservations
  • Travel: According to the UMich travel page, “Detroit Metropolitan International Airport (DTW) is only 20 miles from Ann Arbor, about a 45 minute drive (at the most).” The AirRide shuttle service provides transportation between the airport ann Ann Arbor, $12 if booked in advance, $15 walk-on fares.
  • Social Media: Tweets about the event should use #iiif and @iiif_io
  • Code of Conduct: The IIIF Code of Conduct applies to these events to ensure they are inclusive, welcoming, and safe.
  • Locations: See map below
  • Places to Eat: See map below

Accessibility notes

For Monday’s Showcase in Rackham Amphitheatre:

  • There is a handicapped city parking meter on Washington Street, which runs along the front entrance to the Rackham building.
  • The building is accessible from Washington Street via a ramp with a power door. The ramp is near the bicycle rack.
  • There is an alternative drop off (out of the weather) for vehicles 90” or shorter off Huron Street (which runs behind the building. Huron Street is the main thoroughfare through town.) It is a one way semicircular drive that goes underneath the building. This is for drop-off only. There is no guest parking in this garage.
  • The building has two banks of elevators, and both sets go to the 4th floor, which is where our events are located.
  • The wheelchair entrance to the Amphitheatre is the north entrance, across from the Assembly Hall (which is where registration will take place.) There are two wheelchair locations, in the middle of the room.
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms can be found:
    • 3rd floor, east side (accessible via east elevator only)
    • Main lobby, first floor (accessible via either elevator)