Registration for HASTAC 2023 is now open! You may register and attend the conference regardless of whether you have submitted a proposal or are presenting work at the conference.

Presenters are required to register by May 31, 2023 May 26, 2023 to allow sufficient time for production of conference materials.

We have reached capacity for the in-person event. Online options will remain available throughout the conference.

By registering for HASTAC 2023, you agree to uphold the conference Code of Conduct and Pratt’s Community Standards and policies.

Conference fees

Early registration rates ended on May 8, 2023. The full registration rates are:

  • Tenured Faculty: $250 + $16.85 fee
  • Non-Tenured Faculty (full-time): $210 + $14.41 fee
  • Non-Tenured Faculty (part-time): $180 + $12.59 fee
  • Academic Librarians or Staff: $180 + $12.59 fee
  • Postdocs: $180 + $12.59 fee
  • Non-academics or independent scholars: $145 + $10.15 fee
  • Students: $125 + $9.24 fee
  • One-day registration: $50 + $4.67 fee
  • Online only participants: $80 + $6.50 fee

In-person registration for the full conference includes all presentations, workshops, talks, panels, demonstrations, installations, performances, and poster sessions, as well as light fare and beverage at the opening reception (Thursday, June 8) and closing reception (Saturday, June 10) and breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snacks on the two full days of the conference (Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10). 

Online registration fees include access to all hybrid/online presentations, talks, panels, and asynchronous activities, as well as the keynote address (Friday, June 9).

One-day registration includes access to all activities that day.

Please note there is no membership fee to participate in HASTAC as an organization.

Bursary Awards and Funding

The Program Committee will make available a small number of bursary awards for students, non-academics, and independent scholars to offset the costs of attending and presenting at the conference. Priority will be given to presenters who do not have support for conference presentation (from their own institution or from other sources) and who will incur substantial costs for travel to and from the conference. 

The maximum award amounts will be $300 per participant coming from the US or Canada and $500 per participant traveling from other countries.

Applications for bursary awards closed April 1, 2023 and awards will be announced by April 15 (early registration closes on May 8).

Bursary awards are supported by contributions from conference participants. We ask that tenured faculty and others who are able to support the fund either register at the full conference rate or add an optional contribution during checkout.

To support the bursary fund, click on “Get tickets” at the link above and look for the Donate section, or use the add-on option with your registration.


Pratt Institute is located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. We’ve developed a HASTAC 2023 Conference map to help you get to campus and find your way around. The map includes nearby transportation (subway and bus), accommodations, and suggestions for nearby restaurants/bars/cafes, with a focus on Black-owned and women-owned businesses. There is also an optional layer for Pratt’s sculpture park, which we suggest as a self-guided tour during the conference.


Pratt is committed to providing equal and effective access for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for individuals with disabilities, including chronic illness, in a fair and equitable manner, and in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Requests for accommodations should be made during conference registration, to allow sufficient time to make any necessary modifications to ensure that activities are readily accessible. Additional information is available about access to Pratt programs and activities.

For getting to campus, all NYC buses are wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit

COVID-19 Information

Campus grounds are open to the public, seven days per week from 8 am to 12 midnight. Access to all Pratt buildings is restricted to current students, faculty, staff and approved visitors; conference registration is required for access to Pratt buildings. Campus access and requirements are subject to change at any time based on CDC, city, and state guidance.

  • Guests to campus are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for campus access. However, all guests accessing campus and campus buildings are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Pratt continues to strongly encourage the use of masks indoors when not eating or drinking. Masks will be available at the conference registration desk in the Student Union.
  • All conference attendees are strongly encouraged to test before traveling to the conference. If you test positive for COVID-19, please do not come to campus and notify us at
  • There is ample outdoor space for eating and socializing around campus during breaks, lunches, and receptions.

For full details on Pratt’s COVID-19 response, please see


Information on airports, regional trains, and local subway, bus, and bike share information is below. Additional information on getting to NYC is available from the city’s official guide. Pratt’s website also has detailed directions on getting to campus.


New York City is accessible by three international airports:

  • John F. Kennedy (JFK), which is approximately one hour from campus by subway;
  • LaGuardia (LGA), which is approximately 30-40 minutes by car/taxi; and
  • Newark Liberty (EWR), which is connected by regional trains to Penn Station and by buses to Port Authority, both of which connect to subway and bus lines to Brooklyn.

A full list of transportation options to/from each airport is available from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


Regional trains are available at Grand Central Station and Penn Station. Both connect with various subway lines and buses.

Subway & Bus

The nearest subway stop to campus is the Clinton–Washington Station on the G line, two blocks away from campus. This station has stairs and is not wheelchair accessible; all NYC buses are wheelchair accessible. MetroCards may be purchased at subway stations, and OMNY contactless fare payment is also available. To plan your trip, visit

The B38 bus runs near campus on DeKalb Avenue (westbound) and Lafayette Avenue (eastbound). Buses require a MetroCard or OMNY contactless fare payment. All NYC buses are wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit

Bike Share

NYC’s public bike sharing system has stations near the Pratt campus and throughout Brooklyn, including near the conference hotel, which is about 10 minutes away by bike. For more information, visit


Parking is available on campus for registered conference attendees. Please request a parking permit by June 2. Campus safety will have permits at the main gate (200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205).

Hotel & Accommodations

Conference Hotel

The conference organizers have arranged a discounted rate at the Holiday Inn Downtown Brooklyn. The hotel is approximately 1 mile from campus, with nearby subway and bus routes. The walk is about 20 minutes; biking takes 10 minutes (Citi Bike stations are nearby the hotel and campus). See Transportation for details.

The conference rate is valid for the nights of Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10, 2023 (check-out on Sunday, June 11, 2023):

  • $229 per night, plus tax and fees
    The group rate is available until May 8, 2023

Holiday Inn Downtown Brooklyn
300 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
1 (718) 624-2211

Other accommodations

There are several other hotel options in downtown Brooklyn conveniently located to transit and the Pratt campus.

The Clinton Hill / Fort Greene neighborhood surrounding Pratt is highly residential, with several Airbnb rentals nearby.

Additional hotels are located on Flushing Avenue and Kent Avenue near campus. Please be advised that there are limited transportation and food options nearby, and we recommend one of the other accommodation options.

Emerson Place

Requests to stay at Emerson Place closed on May 8, 2023.

The conference organizers are pleased to offer an affordable housing option at Emerson Place, Pratt’s newest residence hall on the corner of Emerson Place and Myrtle Avenue, two blocks from the heart of the Brooklyn campus.

Priority will be given to presenters who are students and contingent faculty members, as well as independent scholars, participants without an academic affiliation, and those who state accessibility needs on the conference registration form.

Emerson Place offers communal lounges on each floor with seating and a common food preparation area with cooktop/sink for group programming opportunities and gatherings. Bathroom facilities are centrally located and are single-use, with separate rooms featuring a sink & shower or a sink & toilet. Bathrooms are cleaned every other day. Amenities include free Wi-Fi coverage on all floors and free laundry usage in the lower level. All rooms include a microwave and refrigerator unit. Rooms are air conditioned and can be individually adjusted for comfort level. Rooms are furnished with twin extra long beds, a desk, chair, under-bed dresser drawers, and built-in closets. Bedding linens included are: a sheet set, a comforter/comforter cover; pillows/pillow covers, towels and washcloths. The backyard patio offers our guests a place to socialize or relax.

Single and double room accommodations are available for June 7, 2023 (earliest check-in) to June 11, 2023 (latest check-out):

  • Single accommodation—entire room to yourself
    • $55 per night
    • $70 linen one-time fee
  • Double accommodation—two beds in one room (both roommates must specify each other on the registration form)
    • $45 per night
    • $70 linen one-time fee

For questions please contact David Tuan Vu, Director of Housing Operations, at or 1-718-399-4551.


In June, NYC has long days and pleasant weather. During the day on average it reaches 79°F (26°C) and at night it drops to 64°F (18°C) on average.