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Call for Proposals: Association of Moving Image Archivists 2020 Annual Conference (Online Nov. 16-21) — Deadline Extended to Sat., Aug. 15

(via Laura Rooney, Association of Moving Image Archivists)

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) invites additional proposal submissions for papers, sessions, and workshops for the 2020 Annual Conference – online November 16-21, 2020. The deadline to submit a proposal is now Saturday, August 15.

Thank you all who responded to our survey  – overwhelmingly, while everyone’s first choice would be to meet in person in El Paso, concerns about the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make a virtual event the safest approach this year. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we also believe this is an opportunity to reimagine the conference as an online event that allows broader participation and new voices, is more affordable to attend, and can help us model ways of keeping what we learn as part of our next in-person experience.

The goal of the AMIA Conference is to present a broad-based program that speaks to a wide range of attendees with a balance of theory and practice, inviting new ideas and concepts that stimulate additional interest, involvement, and educational benefit. In keeping with ongoing membership discussions about diversity and inclusion, we urge proposers to use AMIA Conference sessions as an opportunity to include new voices and offer diverse viewpoints.

In addition to general programming, the Conference has two potential program streams this year, “Content as Data: Archival Approaches to Computational Analysis” and “Borders and Borderlands: Conversations and Documentation” (more information on the latter is available here).  The Committee welcomes proposals on these topics and all issues to do with media archives with particular emphasis in the area of Latin American media heritage and practices.  Other areas of interest include innovative technical solutions, tools and strategies for workflow and data management, sustainable preservation practices & archival approaches to climate crisis, and development of an equitable and inclusive profession.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the Conference website.

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