PIDapalooza 2021 - A 24-Hour Celebration

PIDapalooza is going online in 2021 — and NISO is officially joining the fun as a partner organization for the first time! The fifth festival of persistent identifiers (PIDs) will be a 24-hour nonstop virtual experience, free and open to everyone around the world. 

Launched in 2016, PIDapalooza is the first (and, as far as we know, still the only) conference focused on persistent identifiers and the communities that love, use, and need them. Designed as a festival-themed celebration, PIDapalooza has never been a regular conference, and #PIDapalooza21 is in keeping with that spirit. 

The #PIDapalooza21 broadcast will go live on January 27 at 14:30 UTC (see the time in your location here). Over the following 24 hours, the program will feature short, interactive presentations for and by both PID experts and PID newbies, including “PIDs 101” topics, region-specific sessions, and social breaks. You can hop in and out of the virtual platform as your schedules permit, or make it a marathon and stay online (and awake) for the full 24-hour experience! 

If you have a persistent identifier story to share, we encourage you to  submit a proposal. This year’s overall theme is PIDs and Open Research Infrastructure, and we’re inviting ideas around PIDs 101, PIDs in the International Community, PID Success Stories and, of course, PID Party! The submission deadline is October 30 so don’t delay! 

#PIDapalooza is free but you must be registered in order to attend. Get your ticket here

PIDapalooza is brought to you by California Digital Library, Crossref, DataCite, NISO, and ORCID.  Learn more about PIDapalooza at