UVa Library Press Releases 1999 - 2000
U.Va. LIBRARY HOSTS NEW MEDIA CENTERS CONFERENCE
Contact: John Alexander, at (804) 243-6619 or e-mail: email@example.com
What: New Media Centers Summer Conference
Where: UVa, specifically in Clemons' Robertson Media Center and Wilson Hall
When: June 7-10, 2000
Who: Representatives from over 100 college and university New Media Centers as well as the leading vendors in this field (including Microsoft, Apple, Avid, Adobe, Macromedia, and Iomega.)
May 25, 2000 -- On June 7-10, professionals from the country's most-advanced, academic New Media labs will convene in Charlottesville for the New Media Centers Summer Conference. The Robertson Media Center, supported jointly by the University's Information Technology and Communications group (ITC) and by the University of Virginia Library, is host of this year's conference.
The conference will provide media professionals a chance to display their most impressive work, confer with colleagues, and get a glimpse of innovations to come from the leading vendors in the field. "During this conference, we will showcase our strong program of support for New Media," said John Alexander, Manager of Instructional Technology for ITC. "One of UVa's accomplishments is the fact that we've been able to merge and improve services that are now being provided collaboratively by ITC and the University Library."
Participants in the conference come from colleges and universities affiliated with the New Media Centers Consortium, a non-profit organization of higher education institutions and innovative technology companies working together to enhance teaching and learning through New Media. Established in 1993, the consortium consists of nearly 100 academic institutions.
Conference High Points:
Adam Clayton Powell, III, Vice President/Technology and Programs at The Freedom Forum will deliver the keynote address, Wednesday, June 7 in Wilson 402 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Mr. Powell will speak on "The Internet and the First Amendment."
"Five Minutes of Fame," is a segment where academic New Media Centers highlight a recent project incorporating new media technologies and solutions. This session will be Thursday, June 8 in Wilson 402 from 3:45-5:45 pm.
Vendors Participating: ‡ Adobe ‡ Apple ‡ Avid ‡ MindCrossing ‡ Microsoft ‡ Cisco ‡ Compaq ‡ Macromedia ‡ WebCT
Other sessions will be held in throughout Wilson Hall and in The Robertson Media Center located in Clemons Library. U.Va. faculty and staff may attend the conference. To register, or for more information, contact John Alexander at 243-6619 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the New Media Centers Summer Conference or the New Media Centers Consortium, visit the conference web site.