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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

Balisage 2016!

Mark Your Calendars: Balisage 2016

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

Planning for Balisage 2016 has already begun. Check this page or sign up for the opt-in Announcement List for updates.

Balisage 2015 is a wrap! The conference — and its preceding symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup — were fabulous mostly because of the quality of the presentations and the lively discussion among the participants. Final proceedings, with updated papers and slides, are now available as part of the Balisage Series on Markup Technologies. An easy way in to the papers from Balisage 2015 is the 2015 volume Table of Contents. To get to papers on a particular interest start with the Master Topics List.

Unfamiliar with Balisage? Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information. To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List.

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