(This announcement is being posted to a number of lists, I apologize for any duplication) MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVISTS TO MEET IN BOSTON Moving image archivists, curators, preservationists, scholars, and others interested in film and video preservation will meet at the Omni Parker House in Boston, November 15 to 19, for the 1994 Conference of the Association for Moving Image Archivists (AMIA). The five-day Conference, hosted by the WGBH Educational Foundation, will feature sessions devoted to a variety of topics and perspectives on moving image preservation, including the History of the Film Archives Movement in North America, National Strategies for Moving Image Preservation, National Moving Image Databases, Copyright and Educational Access, Restoring Videotapes, Local News Archives, Archives and Emerging Production and Distribution Technologies, and Changing Ethics of film and Video Preservation, among many others. The Conference will also include a Basic Training Workshop for those new to the field. Evening events will include a reception at WGBH-TV and screenings of archival film footage at The John F. Kennedy Library. In addition to the seminars and screenings, the 1994 Conference will feature the first AMIA Recognition Award Luncheon. The Recognition Award was established by AMIA this year to recognize special achievement in preservation and archival work related to moving images, and to promote excellence in the field. The Award's first recipient will be announced in October. AMIA is a professional association established to provide a means for cooperation among individuals concerned with the collection, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials. The objectives of AMIA are to exchange information, promote archival activities and professional standards, facilitate research, and encourage public awareness of film and video preservation. On the final day of the Conference, the New England Archivists (NEA), a regional association affiliated with the Society of American Archivists, will hold its annual meeting, also at the Parker House. The NEA's programs will focus on moving image preservation, and AMIA members are encouraged to attend the session. This cooperative arrangement will provide a unique opportunity for the NEA and AMIA to exchange ideas and compare notes. The cost of full conference registration (postmarked by October 14, 1994) is $185 for AMIA and NEA members, and $215 for non-members. After October 14, the cost is $215 (members) and $245 (non-members). Single-day registration is $70 for members and $80 (non-members) if paid in advance. On-site registration is $80 per day (members) and $90 per day (non-members) Those seeking registration forms, or further information, should contact the AMIA Secretariat at the National Center for Film and Video Preservation, P.O. 27999, 2021 North Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Telephone 213-856-7637 or fax 213-467-4578. Please call, write or FAX your requests for information (no e-mail. please).