Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Conference - 2012 A Preservation Odyssey

2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future The Conference will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012. The venue will be the William McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. (Registration and check-in). Program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Reception 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Special Public Program sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, "Film Preservation in the Digital Age" from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The conference will address how new challenges and opportunities are shaping preservation strategies. Within this framework, speakers will focus on conservation, reformatting, storage technology, and the ways in which these program activities are evolving toward new solutions. A session on education and outreach will highlight innovative methods to share information and engage users through social media and training. The list of speakers and individual topics includes: Keynote Speaker David M. Rubenstein Philanthropist and Co-founder of The Carlyle Group Doris Hamburg - Director of Preservation Programs National Archives and Records Administration Ronald D. Weiss - President Arkival Technology Corporation John Faundeen - EROS Center Archivist U.S. Geological Survey Amy Lubick - Senior Paper Conservator and Conservation Digitization Coordinator Sara Shpargel - Senior Photograph Conservator Susan Page - Senior Paper Conservator National Archives and Records Administration Brad Lawrence - Computer Science Lead Kennedy Advanced Visualization Environments Digital Image Analysis Facility - Kennedy Space Center Nancy E. Kraft - Head of Preservation and Conservation University of Iowa Libraries Beth Doyle - Head of Conservation Services Department Duke University Libraries The Registration Fee is $125.00 (standard) and $75.00 for students. Food and beverages are included in the fee. Please register early, as seating in the McGowan Theater is limited. More information, including a printable registration form and flyer, is available at http://www.archives.gov/preservation/conferences/2012/