Maintainers III: Practice, Policy and Care
Washington, D.C., October 6-9 2019
The third in a series of conferences that celebrates and unpacks the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.
Maintainers III Goals
Bring together practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and activists who have deep engagements with maintenance
Develop and sustain communities of practice in specialized areas
Contribute to a broad public movement around the importance of maintenance and maintainers in modern life
Regarding conference dates and Yom Kippur:
We want to sincerely apologize to everyone that the Maintainers III conference dates coincide with Yom Kippur, one of the High Holy Days in the Jewish calendar. We did not check our dates against religious holiday schedules, and this was a mistake. We regret the conflict, recognize that this is inconsistent with our goals of inclusion, and express our deepest respect for all who observe Yom Kippur.
In order to support people who will be observing Yom Kippur but would like to participate in Maintainers III, we are prioritizing participation/discussion in Monday and Tuesday AM sessions; fundraising to support the live streaming and recording of some, if not all, conference sessions; and making all post-conference discussions easily accessible. We will learn from our mistake and commit to checking a calendar of religious holiday observance in any future event planning.
20 March 2019 — Save-the-Date and Call for Proposals announced
13 May 2019 — Deadline for all proposal submissions
24 June 2019 — Proposal acceptance notifications sent
24 June 2019 — Conference registration opens
2 August 2019 — Early bird registration deadline
6-9th October 2019 — Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care
MIII programming, logistics, fundraising and overall conference experience are lead by a group of fellow maintainers. Meet the members of the MIII Planning Committee.