Dubrovnik welcomes you!
The FIAT/IFTA World Conference, taking place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from Tuesday 22nd October until Friday 25th October, aims to act as the place to be for all those involved in media archiving. A learning and networking opportunity as much as a friendly and welcoming professional meeting point, the 2019 World Conference once again guarantees what makes FIAT/IFTA a unique as annual rendez-vous: the combination of a vibrant conference programme and an excellent atmosphere.
As in 2018, the 43rd edition of the World Conference will take place in the south of Europe, but in a region with a very different dynamic. By opting for Dubrovnik, another pearl of the Adriatic Sea, we connect east and west as much as old and new. This year’s main location will be the Rixos Hotel, a five star jewel offering a spectacular bay view within walking distance of the world-famous city centre. Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the hotspot of media archiving will be where east and west have met for centuries.
The title of the 2019 FIAT/IFTA World Conference is “Champions of Value and Trust. AV Archives in the all-media world.” It reflects excellently what is at stake today at the crossroads of content and rights management, media archiving, storytelling, audiovisual preservation and artificial intelligence.
With a 500 year history of diplomacy and a strong independent identity, the city of Dubrovnik is steeped in a heritage which has been a foundation of knowledge and culture for centuries. Audiovisual archives form the essential link between past and future in our media world and will bring the knowledge, cultural value and latest thinking to the fore. The beautifully restored medieval city of Dubrovnik is an ideal setting in which to debate and examine these latest new challenges and possibilities.
Media managers, strategists, engineers, cataloguers, developers, researchers, policy makers, consultants, service and materials providers from all over the globe will come together to exchange visions, present, listen, discuss and celebrate the highlights of the media archiving profession.
Next to the conference sessions in a packed programme there will be ample time and space for discussion and networking, showcasing, learning and enjoying the breeze of new ideas that Dubrovnik will bring.
On behalf of the organising committee, the hosts, sponsors and partners: welcome to Dubrovnik, welcome to the FIAT/IFTA World Conference 2019!