"Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education"
Unceded Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Territory
16-18 May 2019
A complete program for HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” will be available in late 2018 or early 2019. Thank you for your patience.
The program will be created by the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Department of English at the University of Victoria (UVic) in partnership with HASTAC.
- Thursday 16 May 2019
- Friday 17 May 2019
- Saturday 18 May 2019
- Plenary Presentations
- Pre-conference Activities
- en français
- en español
Thursday 16 May 2019
The conference will begin during the late afternoon of Thursday, May 16th, with a welcome event for Indigenous participants and their guests at the UBC Longhouse. This event will be followed by a welcome and territory acknowledgement by Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) knowledge keepers and a plenary presentation in The Great Hall in the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Friday 17 May 2019
Conference events, including plenaries, panels, workshops, installations, posters, performances, and social gatherings, will continue on Friday, May 17th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the UBC Longhouse and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Saturday 18 May 2019
Conference events, including plenaries, panels, workshops, installations, posters, performances, and social gatherings, will continue and conclude on Saturday, May 18th at the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the UBC Longhouse and the Alma Mater Society Student Nest at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
The following people will give plenary presentations during the conference:
- Marisa Duarte (Arizona State University),
- Jules Arita Koostachin (MoshKeKo Cree, Attawapiskat First Nation; Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia),
- Elizabeth LaPensée (Anishinaabe and Métis; Michigan State University),
- Karyn Recollet (Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto),
- Alana Sayers (Hupacasath and Alexander First Nations; University of Victoria), and
- Leanne Betasamosake Simpson.
Prior to the conference (16-18 May 2019), HASTAC 2019 participants are invited to attend the “Digital Democracies” conference, scheduled for 14-16 May 2019 on the traditional territories of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) Nations at the Harbour Centre on Simon Fraser University’s downtown Vancouver campus. People confirmed to speak at “Digital Democracies” include Jonathan Albright, Ariella Azoulay, Jodi Byrd, Laura Kurgan, Lisa Nakamura, Helen Nissenbaum, Safiya Noble, Lisa Parks, Hito Steyerl, and Siva Vaidhyanathan. “Digital Democracies” is being organized by Wendy Chun, Svitlana Matviyenko, Zoe Druick, and the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. Details, including details about registration and accommodations for “Digital Democracies,” are coming soon. Please note that room blocks for HASTAC 2019: “Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education” will not be available 13-15 May 2019.
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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.