The last conference day was kicked off by Sanjay Salil from MediaGuru presenting MediaGuru’s project at the Private Engineering Office, Qatar. Brecht Declercq shared the outcomes of the FIAT/IFTA Timeline and FIAT/IFTA Member survey for which we want to thank all the members who have completed it.
Next Sian Barber and Dean Vuletic, supported by the FIAT/IFTA Studies Grant, presented their work; Sian ‘Film and Television: Fragments from the RTÉ Archives’ and Dean ‘The Intervision Song Contest’.
At 12.00 the conference participants were invited to The Heavens of Copernicus for a special Planetarium screening of the ‘Dark Universe’. Leaning back in their chairs the participants were taken to the galaxies and beyond on the enormous spherical screen.
In the afternoon the conference’s last workshops and sessions were held. During the last plenary session Agata Ners from Google talked us through the platforms for creators and users. Jean-Gabriel Minel and Bríd Dooley were there to give the final presentation of the conference about the “Save Your Archive” initiative and Archives at Risk.
During the closure of the conference the location of the 2017 World Conference was announced – “México City”.
We want to thank all our sponsors and partners, NInA for hosting and the organisation team for organizing a successful conference. And of course a special thank you for all the participants attending our World Conference. We look forward to welcoming you next year to México City.