HASTAC 2019

"Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education"
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
UBC Vancouver
16-18 May 2019

News and Updates

HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” is happening this May on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) people. Register now, plan your travel, reserve accommodations, check the program, and learn more about the conference theme and its logo, organizers, and partners and sponsors.

Below we’ll post updates and share conference news as they become available. We recommend checking this page before and during the conference. We hope to see you on Musqueam territory in mid-May!


Registration Now Open! (17 Jan)

Early bird registration for “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” is now open. We encourage you to register soon. The early bird period ends 14 March 2019. Learn more.

Reserve Accommodations Now (17 Jan)

HASTAC 2019 secured room blocks at Ponderosa Commons and Walter Gage Residences, both on the Vancouver campus, and each quite affordable. Learn more. We recommend making reservations as soon as possible, as room availability is limited.

Jordan Wilson on qeqən House Posts (17 Jan)

Jordan Wilson, Musqueam curator and writer, takes us on a tour of the Musqueam house posts that exist across the UBC campus. (Care of The Ubyssey. Music by Podington Bear. Filmed and edited by Marina McDuff.)


We would like to acknowledge that the University of British Columbia is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work.

We would also like to acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

HASTAC wishes to express our deep gratitude to the Musqueam people for allowing us to engage digital territories on this unceded land. Changing the way we teach and learn means challenging the colonial foundations of education and technology. We are grateful for the opportunity to do this work here. Thank you.

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