Saturday, February 1, 2014

Visual Resources Association’s 32nd Annual Conference

VRA: THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF IMAGE MEDIA PROFESSIONALS The Visual Resources Association’s 32nd Annual Conference will be held March 12-15, 2014 at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please take a moment to view the full schedule. Included here are some selected highlights among many: Sessions and case studies covering topics such as collaborative practices amongst both traditional and nontraditional disciplines and within archival and special collections, international copyright and resources, broadening professional roles, the management of moving image collections, basic and advanced (RDF & LOD) cataloging procedures, DAM implementation, expanding VRA Core 4 capabilities, personal digital archiving, and more. Opening speaker, Philip Yenawine, Co-Founding Director, Visual Thinking Strategies, 3/12. Exciting tours of the Harley-Davidson Museum & Design Archive, 3/12, and the Lakefront Brewery, 3/15. Don’t miss out on networking opportunities provided by the Birds of a Feather Lunches throughout the conference, and the Sponsors’ Meet and Greet & Poster Presentations, 3/13. Honor associates at the Members & Awards Dinner, 3/13. Informative workshops (many free for conference registrants) with limited participation, so don’t postpone registration. Unwind with colleagues at the Friday Evening Drink ‘n’ Draw with Stephanie Barenz (Pfister Hotel’s Artist in Residence), 3/14. Closing speaker, Matthew Israel, Director, The Art Genome Project at Artsy, 3/15. The online conference schedule allows for Sign up / Log in via SCHED to connect with your favorite social media sites, create custom schedules, and share interests with fellow attendees. (Please note that you cannot register via SCHED.) Search for “” on your mobile device to download an app for the schedule so that you’ll have access at your fingertips. So register now to take advantage of reduced rate early bird fees before they end on February 14th. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Questions? Please contact: