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Register! HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference

*Disclaimer from the Hastac team: This is a legacy page for the HASTAC 2010 conference. Please note not all links work or link to pages that no longer exist*

HASTAC is delighted to announce the HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations Conference. Held April 15-17, 2010 and hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) at the University of Illinois, HASTAC 2010: Grand Challenges and Global Innovations will be a free, entirely virtual event held in a multiplicity of digital spaces instigated from sites across the globe. 

This years event will focus on grand challenges and global innovations in the form of technologies, research, teaching, and inquiry that can be leveraged across personal, physical, geographical, institutional, disciplinary, and organizational boundaries.  HASTAC 2010 seeks to ask: what are the influence(s) of virtual spaces that can transcend boundaries to impact global innovations?  How will the next generation of digital technologies alter personal, physical, geographical, institutional, disciplinary, and organizational boundaries?  What are the grand challenges in humanities, arts, and sciences that will shape the next generation of global innovation?

The preliminary schedule is now available.
In the spirit of including digital innovators from across the globe, HASTAC 2010 will feature keynote events hosted at research centers from across the globe during the conference.  Confirmed virtual hub participants include: 


To foster innovation in research, HASTAC 2010 will feature special sessions on:


  • Young scholars where undergraduate and graduate students can present works in progress and receive support and feedback from the HASTAC community.
  • Disciplinary pedagogy where participants can explore the meaning of global innovation with the teaching of digital humanities, arts, and sciences.

We will be using Google Wave as a collaborative space for participants to discuss this years presentations.  To sign up for a free Google Wave account, please visit  We encourage you to sign up no later than April 10, 2010, to ensure that your account is active in time to participate in the conference. 

HASTAC 2010 will also host events in Second Life. Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat. Visit to register for your free account and to begin building your avatar. 

Register for the Conference 
To be part of this free "all-virtual event", go to and register. HASTAC 2010 will launch at 9 am CST on April 15th. Beginning at 9 am, you can be a virtual attendee by clicking any presentation link in our conference schedule: Presenters will be available during their scheduled time to answer questions on Google Wave. 

Points of Contact 
Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1205 W. Clark St., MC-257 
Urbana, Illinois 61820 with HASTAC 2010 in the Subject Line 
More information will be made available at




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