National Symposium on Web Archiving Interoperability

February 21-22, 2017
The Internet Archive, San Francisco, CA

The National Symposium on Web Archiving Interoperability brings together a diverse group of engineers, archivists, researchers, and others for a technology-oriented agenda focused on building tools and communities that support interoperable web archiving systems. The symposium is part of the IMLS-funded “WASAPI” project, with project details available at: The event is co-organized by the project partners at Archive-It, Stanford University, the University of North Texas, and Rutgers University.



The Internet Archive Headquarters

The symposium will be held at the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, CA.

Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
Map and Directions via Google Maps


Agenda at a Glance

The Symposium will begin in the afternoon on Tuesday, February 21, and continue through the full day on Wednesday, February 22. The program will include:

Tuesday, February 21

  • 2 PM: Welcome, introductions, review of grant details

  • 3 PM: Survey of WASAPI community collaboration and web archive APIs

  • 3:30 PM: Break

  • 4 PM: Attendee Presentations & Demonstrations

  • 5 PM: Goals for tomorrow

  • 5:30 PM: Dinner

Wednesday, February 22

  • 9:00 AM: Arrival and coffee

  • 9:30 AM: Keynote by Brewster Kahle

  • 10 AM: Review of WASAPI project

  • 10:30 AM: Coffee break

  • 11 AM: Attendee Presentations & Demonstrations

  • 12 PM: Internet Archive tour and social time

  • 12:30 PM: Lunch

  • 2 PM: Attendee Presentations & Demonstrations

  • 2:30 PM: Breakout groups

  • 3:30 PM: Break

  • 4 PM: Attendee Presentations & Demonstrations

  • 4:30 PM: Breakout groups

  • 5 PM: Review and wrap-up

  • 5:30 PM: Reception


Travel & Lodging

The Internet Archive is accessible to San Francisco International and Metropolitan Oakland International Airports, and to several local hotels and motels, including:

Geary Parkway Motel, 4750 Geary Boulevard
Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street
La Luna Inn, 2599 Lombard Street
Laurel Inn, 444 Presidio Ave

There are ample Air BnB rentals in the immediate Inner Richmond neighborhood and other hotel options by Union Square (on the B38 bus line) and the Maria District (on the B28 bus line). All hotel areas in the city are accessible by car services.



WASAPI Partners