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Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every August. If you are a markup geek and happy to be one, Balisage is the place for you. If you are NOT a markup geek but find it instructive to spend time with them now and then, you will enjoy Balisage.

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2016

2-5 August 2016 — Balisage: The Markup Conference

1 August 2016 — XML In, Web Out: International Symposium on sub rosa XML

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

Call for Participation

PAPERS: We solicit papers on any aspect of markup and its uses. See the detailed Call for Participation including suggested topics, submission guidelines, and deadlines.

PEER REVIEWERS: Learn more about peer review at Balisage on Peer Review at Balisage. If you would like to participate in Balisage by reviewing submissions, fill out the Peer Review Application Form.

SPONSORS and CO-SPONSORS: Balisage sponsorship provides an opportunity to be highly visible to technical decision makers in XML user, standards, academic, and tool development spaces. Read about our Sponsorship packages and opportunities.

QUESTIONS: We will be happy to help you formulate your proposal to speak, discuss participation opportunities with you, or answer any questions you may have about Balisage or XML In, Web Out: International Symposium on sub rosa XML. Send email to to call Mulberry at +1 301 315 9631.

Unfamiliar with Balisage? To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List by clicking on the "+" to expand the Concepts, Specifications, or Processes topics lists.

People involved with Balisage

The people making Balisage include markup theoreticians and practitioners, data modelers, designers, architects, and both aficionados and deep thinkers. We work as software developers, system architects, academics, integrators, librarians, data miners, lexicographers, integrators, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies
James David Mason, Y-12 National Security Complex
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
Norman Walsh, MarkLogic Corporation

Advisory Board