Call for Submissions: The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media
Monday, October 26, 2015
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
The Archaeology Channel’s Conference on Cultural Heritage Media will take place May 11-15, 2016, at the Eugene Hilton and Conference Center in Eugene, Oregon.
To cultural heritage organization friends: For all those interested in media projects on cultural heritage topics, this is a key gathering. An important component of this activity will be the Exhibit Hall. This event, The Archaeology Channel Conference on Cultural Heritage Media, takes place in connection with an annual juried film competition, The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival.
At this point in time, the media world is in a state of flux because of developments in audiovisual technology and a widespread exploration of and experimentation in new media. Professional disciplines such as archaeology and education are searching for the best uses of media to convey their messages and information to students and other members of the public. Filmmakers are testing new ways to put their productions in front of audiences and the public is diversifying the ways by which they experience film, video and audio programming. Old media business models are losing their effectiveness in the new media environment, so producers are exploring new ways toward financial viability. There is an opportunity and a need here to bring together a diverse array of cultural heritage media stakeholders worldwide in one place at one time to have a big conversation about the future of this genre.
The conference is a unique international meeting of diverse people and organizations with an interest in cultural heritage media. The goal with this conference is to create an unparalleled worldwide networking opportunity for cultural heritage filmmakers and others interested in the making and uses of cultural heritage media, including broadcasters, distributors, archaeologists, indigenous groups, musicians, artists, tourism operators, journalists, educators, historic preservation organizations, and others.
Why should you take part in this event? Consider what you can do here:
- Become more visible to a unique community of media producers.
- Learn how others are using media to further the goals of cultural heritage.
- Meet and partner with others who share your vision.
- Grow your marketing network.
- Expose yourself to new topic ideas for your publications.
- Become more familiar with the needs and interests of cultural heritage media.
- Share your ideas through a professional paper, symposium or forum.
- Be an exhibitor in the exhibit hall.
- Be part of the group that spawned a new vision for cultural heritage media in the 21st Century.
Early feedback indicates that this conference will be well attended and dynamic, bringing together many of the leading global stakeholders in audiovisual media for cultural heritage.
The deadline for conference abstract submissions is October 31, 2015. The deadline for festival film submissions is October 31, 2015.