As a community, we are looking to the future. Earlier this year, we announced some changes for the organization, with a renewed focus on sustainability and serving the needs of our community. And now we’re asking for your help in planting seeds for that future.
As we turn to new initiatives including our new journal, Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship; our satellite events including Realizing Resistance: Episode II in 2021; and the forthcoming DF Learn webinar series, we need our community’s support to bring these changes to fruition.
Over the years we have worked hard to keep costs low for you - we’ve never asked for a membership fee, we kept registration for all events under $100 (and provided lunch and coffee!), but now we need your help to lay the foundation for Digital Frontiers’ future.
Giving Digital Frontiers your support today will:
Help us cover administrative costs including web hosting, email, and other costs of doing business,
Enable us to offer Honoraria for DF Learn teachers,
Provide design, infrastructure, and services like copy-editing for Unbound,
Kick off other initiatives driven by the professional development needs of the DF community,
And build a bridge to sustainability for our community.
We acknowledge that these are uncertain times. We’re all experiencing change and challenges both personally and professionally. As in-person events are being cancelled and the future of conferences and professional meetings themselves are in question, small, nimble organizations like Digital Frontiers are well equipped to fill the vacuum for professional development, networking, and scholarly communication opportunities in digital space. But we cannot respond to these needs, these challenges, without your help.
If every subscriber to the DF email list gave $5.00, we’d have seed funding for DF Learn, and to cover administrative costs for the rest of 2020. If you can give more, we’d of course be grateful. And if you can’t give now, we understand. We’re grateful for whatever support you can offer: sign up to peer review for Unbound, propose a DF Learn workshop, or work with your institution to sponsor a workshop or future satellite event. If you’ve benefited at all from the Digital Frontiers conference and the community we’ve built over the past eight years, now is the time to invest in our collective future.