Reclaim Open:
Rediscovering the Open Web

June 5-7, 2023 • Fredericksburg, VA

In April 1993, Tim Berners Lee open sourced the World Wide Web, and the ensuing decades of internet technologies bears the mark of that historic moment. Thirty years later, open source still remains central to building and providing an open web. For our 4th biennial conference, Reclaim Hosting plans to not only celebrate the history of the open web, but take stock of the present moment while exploring the future of Open.

To this end we have established 3 distinct, though always related, tracks wherein we will be asking folks to share their work around the past, present, and future of the open web. 

We’re excited to head back where it all began, and we look forward to welcoming web historians, creative tinkerers, digital humanists, instructional technologists, project admins, and open source advocates to Fredericksburg, Virginia on June 5-7, 2023. 

Event Focus

Track presentations, which can range from dynamic talks, art works, panels and participatory workshops, will highlight the 30 year history of Open when it comes to possibilities and limits of augmenting teaching and learning the open web. Some possible topics (though by no means limited to these) can be found below:

The Web that Was

– Email 
– Tilde spaces
– Preservation & Archiving
– Web Fundamentals

The Web that Is

– Newsletters
– WordPress
– Web Video
– APIs
– Digital Web Presence

The Web that Will Be

– Web3
– VR
– Climate Change
– Privacy & Ownership
– Cloud

Join the fun.

More information coming soon! If you have any questions, please write to us at