There is nothing so practical as a good theory!
2015-08-11 - 2015-08-14
Note for non-Washington DC natives: North Bethesda has nothing to do with Bethesda, MD. The conference venue is at the White Flint Metro station in Rockville, Maryland.
Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information. The 2015 program includes case studies from journal publishing, regulatory compliance systems, and large-scale document systems; formatting XML for print and browser-based print formatting; visualizing XML structures and documents. Technical papers cover such topics as: MathML; XSLT; use of XML in government and the humanities; XQuery; design of authoring systems; uses of markup that vary from poetry to spreadsheets to cyber justice; and hyperdocument link management. The conference will be preceded by a one-day symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup.
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.