Balisage: where serious markup practitioners and theoreticians meet every summer. If you are happy to be the person in your project who understands the angle brackets and stuff, then you are a markup geek and Balisage is the place for you. Even if you are NOT a markup geek, if you find it instructive to spend time with them now and then, you will enjoy Balisage.

The Markup Conference 2022

1 – 5 August 2022 … Balisage: The Markup Conference

Balisage is an annual conference devoted to the theory and practice of descriptive markup and related technologies for structuring and managing information.

The Balisage 2021 program included papers that discussed:

Unfamiliar with Balisage? To get a taste of Balisage, browse the Proceedings' Master Topics List by clicking on the "+" to expand the Concepts, Specifications, or Processes topics lists.

People involved with Balisage

The people making Balisage include markup theoreticians and practitioners, data modelers, designers, architects, and both aficionados and deep thinkers. We work as software developers, system architects, academics, integrators, librarians, data miners, lexicographers, archivists, document managers, standards developers, programmers, and publishers.

Conference Committee

B. Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies
James David Mason
C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Black Mesa Technologies
Norman Walsh, Saxonica

Advisory Board

  • Syd Bauman, Northeastern University
  • Jeff Beck, National Library of Medicine
  • David J Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jon Bosak
  • Robin Cover, OASIS
  • Steve DeRose, Independent Consultant
  • Bob DuCharme, CCRi
  • Patrick Durusau
  • Eric Freese, TopQuadrant
  • Eduardo Gutentag
  • G. Ken Holman, Crane Softwrights
  • Sam Hunting
  • Michael Kay, Saxonica
  • David A. Lee, Nexstra, Inc
  • Chris Lilley, World Wide Web Consortium
  • Yves Marcoux, Université de Montréal
  • Sean McGrath, Propylon
  • Mary McRae, Orbis Technologies
  • Steven R. Newcomb, Coolheads Consulting
  • Wendell Piez, Piez Consulting Services
  • Ari Nordström, Creative Words
  • Liam Quin, Delightful Computing
  • Allen H. Renear, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bruce Rosenblum, Inera
  • Jeni Tennison, Jeni Tennison Consulting
  • Henry S. Thompson, University of Edinburgh
  • Fabio Vitali, University of Bologna
  • Lauren Wood