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Wednesday, March 11
 

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 1: Dealing with Difficult People
Strategies to cope in difficult situations.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 2: The New You

Discuss the evolving roles of the visual resources profession, and share tips and strategies for becoming a more effective instructor.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals.
Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Wednesday March 11, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO
 
Thursday, March 12
 

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 3: Moving Images
Professionals dealing with challenges and finding solutions to working with this format.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 4: Solo VR Curators
Curators who work as solo acts; what works and what doesn’t.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Thursday March 12, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

4:30pm

Sponsors' Meet and Greet & Poster Presentations
One of the main events of VRA 33, this event consists of exhibits showcasing products/services by VRA sponsors, commercial or non-profit partners, friends, donors, etc.  All of VRA’s commercial and non-profit partners are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their products and services and interact directly with conference attendees.

The event includes poster presentations by conference attendees, a feature meant to stimulate dialogues with colleagues.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and wine while you mix, mingle, and learn during this afternoon's social reception.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Ana Cox, Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
"Embedded Metadata – A Tool for Digital Excavation"

Lynn Cunningham, University of California Berkeley
"Redesigning the UC Berkeley VRC into a Dynamic Learning and Events Space"

Jessica Hayden, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
Jane Monson, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
"Using Viewshare to map one soldier's Civil War journey"

Kristina Keogh, Indiana University Bloomington, IN
"Art Students and the Ethical Use of Images"

Hannah Marshall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
"A Comparative Study of Indexer- and User-assigned Subject Metadata in a Teaching Collection of Art Images"

Stephen Patton, Indiana State University
"Verifying Data Integrity of Dark Archive Master Files"

Rita Van Duinen, Council on Library and Information Resources / Digital Library Federation (CLIR/DLF) / Washington, DC
"Enhancing and Promoting Visual Studies: CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellows in Data Curation"

Alexander Watkins, University of Colorado Boulder
"Zotero for Personal Image Management"

William Ying, Artstor
"Shared Shelf as a cataloging and research tool for Medieval Manuscripts"

Thursday March 12, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mezzanine Foyer, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

7:00pm

Members & Awards Dinner

A highlight of the Conference, the Members & Awards Dinner brings colleagues together for an opportunity to relax and socialize over dinner in an elegant setting.  The evening's festivities include recognition of the Association’s honors and awards recipients along with the generous donors who have made these awards available.

*PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this event is included in your conference registration fee. However, prior registration for this event is required for purposes of room scheduling and catering arrangements.


Thursday March 12, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Augusta Room, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO
 
Friday, March 13
 

12:05pm

Ask the Experts Brown Bag Lunch: Questions about Conference Participation Answered
ORGANIZER:  Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College, Los Angeles

PRESENTERS:
Ryan Brubacher, Occidental College, Los Angeles
Steven Kowalik, Hunter College/CUNY, New York
Beth Wodnick Haas, Princeton University

Have questions about conference content, proposals, formats, how to find speakers, or how to moderate or organize a session? Don’t have all day?

Drop in with a brown bag lunch to ask questions, or discuss with other members your ideas for conference proposals. Resident experts, the co-chairs of the Education Committee, Beth Wodnick Haas and Ryan Brubacher, and the Vice President for Conference Program, Steven Kowalik, will be available to give feedback, answer questions or just provide quality encouragement.

Come with an idea, a question, a lunch, a friend or all of the above. No sign up or appointment necessary.

Endorsed by the Education Committee.

Friday March 13, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
Lawrence A Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 5: Veteran Members
Professional opportunities for long-time VRA members who have been there and done that.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Friday March 13, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

12:05pm

Birds of a Feather Lunch 6: Visual Literacy
Meet colleagues for a discussion following Session 10: “Visual Literacy (Part 2) & Visualization” to further explore this prevailing theme.

The Birds of a Feather Networking Lunches provide conference attendees with an opportunity to socialize, network and casually discuss focused topics of interest over lunch.  One of the attendees will guide the discussion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own food/beverage which can be purchased at the Ingredients café on the hotel's lower lobby level.
Limited to eight individuals. Self-registration required.  Sign-up sheets for each lunch will be at the Registration Desk. IMPORTANT! Please update the list by crossing out your name if your availability changes.

Organizers:
Marlene Gordon, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Carolyn Lucarelli, The Pennsylvania State University

Endorsed by the Education Committee

Friday March 13, 2015 12:05pm - 1:25pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

1:35pm

Museum Special Interest Group: The Evolving Role of Visual Resource Professionals
ORGANIZER / MODERATOR: Ana Cox, Phoenix Art Museum

PRESENTERS:

Krystal Boehlert, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Ana Cox, Phoenix Art Museum
Deborah Wythe, Brooklyn Museum, NY

This special interest group meeting will focus on visual resource professionals that work in, or aspire to work in museums. How have careers in visual resource management evolved with advancements in imaging and cataloging technology? How do we fit into this organization and what skills do emerging VR professionals need to obtain careers in museums? This meeting will address the unique challenges we face, compared to other VRA colleagues, with regard to copyright, user base and archiving.

The meeting will begin with 3 short presentations from museum professionals followed by sixty minutes of open conversation. From shifts in job titles to created or inherited responsibilities, presenters will discuss how they serve users at their institution and how this role has evolved within their institution.

Friday March 13, 2015 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Confluence C Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO
 
Saturday, March 14
 

7:00am

Leadership Breakfast
By invitation only.

This invitation-only breakfast is a chance for the VRA Leadership (including Committee Chairs, Chapter Chairs, Board Appointees, VRA Past-Presidents, VRA Executive Board) to gather and discuss organization matters and interests.  The VRAF President is also cordially invited to attend.

Saturday March 14, 2015 7:00am - 9:00am
Confluence B Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO