PITTSBURGH.- Two hundred arts managers and directors from around the country will converge in Pittsburgh at the Hilton Hotel and Towers on October 9 - 11, 2008 to share knowledge of and gain access to innovative technology solutions specifically designed for the arts and culture industry. The three-day conference hosted by Carnegie Mellon's Center for Arts Management and Technology will offer creative technology solutions for arts organizations within the realms of artistic expression and access, administration, interpretation, donor relations, audience development, and marketing.
Hear from arts and technology experts on relevant issues facing the industry, its audiences, and the use of technology to engage, execute, and expand reach. This year's sessions include presenters from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Flickr.com, National Black Arts Festival, The New York Times, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Virtual Gallerie, LLC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pandora.com's Music Genome Project, Fractured Atlas, Listen Up! Youth Media Network, Network for Good and more.
Conference highlights include:
Thursday, October 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Misnomer Dance Theater will perform following a keynote address from artistic director and resident choreographer Chris Elam, known for creating contemporary dances about human relationships informed by cross-cultural and international perspectives.
Friday, October 10, all day - Thoughtfully-designed workshops with hands- on training are being offered in areas ranging from online video development and content management systems to Google tools and the creation of online digital media collections. Breakout sessions are being offered on topics as diverse as How to Build Relationships and Achieve Fundraising Success in a Web 2.0 World, The End of Data Entry: Liberate Your Organization through Automation and Integration, and Visualizing Exhibits in 3-D.
Friday, October 10, 7 p.m. - The arts and technology community is invited to a social networking soiree at 15 Minutes Gallery, the Pittsburgh Technology Council's space for local artists and regional businesses to come together and proactively promote culture and commerce in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Saturday, October 11, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. - Click! The Art of Crowdsourcing session will close out the conference Organizer Shelley Bernstein talks about the planning, process and outcome of Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, a photography exhibition that invited Brooklyn Museum's visitors, the online community, and the general public to participate in the exhibition process.
For more information about technology in the arts 2008 visit www.technologyinthearts.org. Read blog posts at www.technologyinthearts.org/blog. Tune in to hear relevant technology topics covered through CAMT's podcasts at www.technologyinthearts.org/podcast.