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AMIA 30th Conference Goes Virtual

By Charlotte Robinson, November 15, 2020

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) this year’s conference will be held virtually from November 17th to 20th featuring virtual workshops, screenings & more programmed by working archivists addressing the best ways to preserve & provide access to our media. Each day kicks off with four fabulous keynote speakers. Beginning on Tuesday November 17th the conference will open with the presentation of the 2020 Silver Light Award to Mona Jimenez followed by a Keynote Conversation with Margaret Bodde, Executive Director of The Film Foundation from 8:30A to 9:45A. Then on Wednesday November 18th the conference will open with the presentation of the 2020 Ray Edmondson Advocacy Award to Dwight Swanson immediately following is a Keynote Conversation with Allison Anders a trailblazing award-winning screenwriter & film & TV director from 9A to 9:45A. Starting the conference on Thursday will be the presentation of the 2020 William S. O’Farrell Volunteer Award to Wendy Shay followed by a Keynote Conversation with Erica Titkemeyer Project Director & AV Conservator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The conference will conclude on Friday November 20th with the presentation of the Alan Stark Award to Alison Reppert Gerber followed by a Keynote from Zackary Drucker an independent artist, cultural producer & trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender & sexuality. More than 650 professionals representing the world’s major media institutions gather each year for AMIA’s Annual Conference. Attendees represent all areas of the community-corporate & national archives, media companies, libraries, historical societies, service providers, universities & more. There will also so be a virtual student mixer, yoga sessions, Karaoke & a closing night online dance party. AMIA wants the conference to be accessible to as many as possible so fees will remain on a sliding scale. For More Info & Tix...

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