Liberact V | 2019

Liberact is a free, two day participatory conference that focuses on the interaction of users and technology in libraries and museums including immersive environments, large scale visualization, and interactive/gesture based computing.

Call for Proposals (CFP)

The North Carolina State University Libraries is pleased to host the 5th Liberact (Libraries & Interactive Technologies) conference at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 14th and 15th, 2019. Liberact offers practitioners and researchers involved in immersive and large-scale visual technologies the chance to meet, build community, and gain inspiration for collaboratively advancing this area of study and scholarly production.

Like earlier Liberact events, this conference will focus on implementing, supporting, and maintaining visualization and interactive technologies and the content produced within/for them. We broadly define these technologies to include systems, applications, and tools like: interactive gesture- and motion-based systems, large scale visualization environments, 3D and virtual reality environments, and emergent areas. We invite you to participate in our workshops and  facilitate exploration of partnerships between institutions, especially in the sharing and transfer of content. 

Building on excitement and ideas flowing from similar meetings like THE CAAV, the sessions at Liberact will utilize the variety of spaces, walls, and technologies in the Hunt Library for an applied and engaged experience. 

We invite proposals in the form of:

  • 20-min. presentation sessions
  • Lightning talks
  • (Digital) Posters
  • Project/Product demos

The deadline for proposals is rolling. Please submit ASAP for planning purposes. 

Submit proposal

Acceptance notifications will begin to be sent out the week of September 16, 2019, and continue until all available slots are filled.

If you have any questions, please contact Micah Vandegrift, Lead Principal Investigator of Immersive Scholar and Open Knowledge Librarian, via e-mail at

Thanks for your interest in Liberact 2019!

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Liberact is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation.

Liberact V Planning Committee: Micah Vandegrift, Mildred Nicaragua, Walt Gurley, Shelby Hallman, Jason Evans Groth, Adam Rogers, Julia Reynolds

Previous Liberact Conferences

Liberact I: February 28–March 1, 2013, hosted by the Harvard Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Liberact II: March 11–12, 2014, hosted by University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Liberact III: September 17–18, 2015, hosted by NC State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina

Liberact IV: October 31–November 1, 2016, hosted by Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia


The header artwork is from Community Gardens by Lucas Swick.