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Processing Community Day

Processing Community Day @ Los Angeles

Processing Community Day Los Angeles web banner showing three different hands juxtaposed with keyboard, play button, and a computer screen. January 19, 2019. 240 Charles E. Young Drive N. UCLA Broad Art Center. Los Angles, CA. Image by Yuehao Jiang.
Image by Yuehao Jiang.

PCD @ Los Angeles is an inclusive event that will bring together people of all ages to celebrate and explore art, code, and activism. The day-long event features four themed-tracks — Accessibility, Disability, and Care, Radical Pedagogy, Under the Silicon, the Beach!, and Epic Play!. Each themed track contains lightning talks and sessions presented by conference guests we invite through an open call.

In addition to a full day of programming, we want to make space for anyone to share ideas and projects with the community. We will set up Show & Tell Stations, a Processing Community Cafe, and a Community Open Mic Session for participants to sign-up on the day of the event. The program will wrap up with an after party consists of performances, food, and drinks.


January 19, 2019, 9:30 AM PST


UCLA Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Dr N.
Los Angeles, CA


Conference passes are available until January 18th, 2018. Every conference pass includes access to all lightning talks, entries to two workshops, performances, and the after party. The package also includes a lunch box (vegetarian / vegan options available), all day coffee & snacks, and PCD / Processing / P5 combo stickers.

Children under 12 will gain free entries to PCD @ Los Angeles. Children's diet varies widely at different age, therefore we would like to ask you to either bring lunch boxes for your children on the day of the event, or order PCD @ Los Angeles' children's meals when purchasing your ticket.

Families, Childcare, and Play!

PCD @ Los Angeles provides free on-site childcare, and access to a private room for breastfeeding and pumping. Once ticketing opens, please make sure that you fill out the ticketing survey to let us know the number of children you plan to bring and whether you will need on-site childcare and access to the breastfeeding facility.

Our entire day of programming is open to all ages, however the Epic Play! track is specifically dedicated to children, teenagers, and adults to participate and collaborate. Teenagers and children are welcomed to present at the Show & Tell Stations, the Processing Community Cafe, and the Community Open Mic — sign-up sheets will be available on the day of the event.

All children under 12 years of age must be accomodated by a parent or a guardian throughout the conference.


All lightning talks will include real-time captioning and be live-streamed over the Internet. Our venues are wheelchair-accessible, and we will provide reserved seatings for attendees with mobility devices.

Please contact us by December 1st, 2018 if you would like to request ASL. Once you purchase a ticket, please fill out our ticketing survey so that we can learn more about your needs.

We are unable to provide real-time captioning for the sessions. Our current plan is to publish documentation of the sessions after the event.

Parking & Transportation

The closest parking lot to UCLA Broad Art Center is Parking Structure 3. Visitor parking is $12 per day, and accessible parking for individuals with disabilities is $8 per day.

We strongly recommend arranging carpool, using a ridesharing service or public transportation to commute to the venue.

PCD Scholarship

PCD scholarship is accepting applications until January 1st, 2019. Submit your application today. PCD scholarship is made possible by PCD @ Los Angeles supporters and sponsors. Learn how you can support us.