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Explore PIDapaloozas of Years Past


January 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

The 2020 festival took place at the Belém Cultural Center in Lisbon. Attendees listened to classical Portuguese guitar music, tasted traditional pasteis de nata, decorated their nails and faces, and bounced beach balls while listening to outstanding keynotes and presentations on the latest and greatest developments in PID infrastructure and around the PID community. Check out the slides.


January 2019, Dublin, Ireland

Griffith College hosted the 2019 festival. The festival program opened with Gareth Murphy, Data Curation Scientist at European Spallation Source ERIC on PIDs, Petabytes, and Neutrons. We enjoyed a traditional Uilleann player, and closed with Henry Thompson, Professor of Web Informatics at the University of Edinburgh on Understanding URI Ecosystems. Check out the slides.

January 2018, Girona, Catalonia, Spain

This year's festival program included keynotes Jo McEntyre, of the European Bioinformatics Institute (including Europe PMC) on her core use case: As a [biologist] I want to [reuse and remix data] so that I can [do my research], and Melissa Haendel (Oregon Health & Science University) on Equivalence is in the (ID) of the beholder. We enjoyed sunny Girona, just north of Barcelona. Check out the slides.

November 2016, Reykjavík, Iceland

Our first ever PIDapalooza. We had no idea how it would go. But 150 of you got on a plane to Reykjavik to find out. The festival program was interrupted by the US election where Trump got in, which was depressing. But with the daylight lasting almost all night and an incredible lineup of speakers, we remember our first festival very fondly. Check out the slides.

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