The 2013 Best Practices Exchange (BPE) conference will be coming to Salt Lake City, Utah, November 13-15, 2013. We have an exciting program planned about the preservation and access of electronic records, which is still taking shape. If you would like to submit a session proposal, we have extended the deadline to September 30th. We have also posted our program schedule online at http://www.bpexchange.org with sessions received to date, so you can see what’s in store at the conference (go to the Registration page for further details). There are still slots to fill, so don’t be shy, and tell us what electronic records projects you’ve been up to!
It’s time to register for the conference! Hotel reservations can be made at http://www.radisson.com/saltlakecity/BPE. Reservations should be made by October 19.
Don’t forget to share the conference details with colleagues interested in filmmaking and the digital materials that are produced in that process. Our keynote speaker, Milt Shefter from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will give a seminar (in addition to his keynote address) for BPE attendees, independent filmmakers, film students, and instructors discussing issues he outlined in his paper, The Digital Dilemma: Strategic Issues in Archiving and Accessing Digital Motion Picture Materials. This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for filmmakers who may not be familiar with digital preservation, but whose livelihood will likely be impacted by it, to talk to such an expert.
Our other guest speaker, Bob Bennett, former U.S. Senator from the State of Utah, will also share his insights about how the archival community can advocate for its needs with the people who hold the purse strings.