Digital Frontiers 2019: Tear Down the Walls at the University of Texas at Austin was the eighth annual conference organized by and for the Digital Frontiers community. This was our largest event yet, and continued our tradition of provocative conversations about digital scholarship that crossed disciplinary, institutional, and professional boundaries. However, rising costs and logistical challenges have shown that an annual conference is not a sustainable activity for an organization like Digital Frontiers. As such, DF19 will be our last annual conference.
2020 will be a year of new things for the Digital Frontiers community. We just launched Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship with the Proceedings from Realizing Resistance, the first satellite event organized by DF, and will soon publish the Proceedings from DF19: Tear Down the Walls. We have additional satellite events in the works for the coming year, including Realizing Resistance Episode 2: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Star Wars Universe in May 2021.
The Directors are grateful to our past host institutions, all of those who served on the program committee and as peer reviewers, to all of those who shared their work at the conference, and to all of those who invested their professional development funds to attend. Eight years is a great run, and we ended on a strong note. We look forward to exploring new ways to serve our community.