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Wednesday, March 11


Welcome Reception
Catch up with friends and meet new colleagues.
Light hors d’oeuvres; cash bar.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Augusta Room, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO
Thursday, March 12


New Members & First Time Attendees Breakfast
By invitation only.

Annual breakfast event for new VRA members and those attending their first VRA conference. Let breakfast be on us while you mix and mingle with both new and longtime members of the Association. The event is also an opportunity to meet VRA leaders. Attending the breakfast is a great way to meet others in our organization in a friendly and social environment. Be sure to bring your mentor or mentee. You definitely do not want to miss out on the fun!

Endorsed by the Education Committee and Membership Committee.

Thursday March 12, 2015 7:30am - 9:00am
Confluence A Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO


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.


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


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


SEI Meet up / Reunion
The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management, a joint project of the VRA Foundation and ARLIS/NA, has provided educational summer workshops on image management since 2004.

Reunite with your SEI colleagues and raise a toast to this joint project of VRA and ARLIS/NA as it embarks on its 12th year! Previous attendees of the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management as well as instructors, co-chairs, implementation team members, and sponsors are welcome to attend. If you are thinking about registering for a future SEI or hosting SEI at your institution someday, this event is also for you!

Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
V's Lounge, Lobby Level, Second Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO


VRAF Party with the Stars

The VRAF invites its donor Rockstars to attend a Party with the Stars, Friday evening from 6-8.  We will announce the suite in which the event will be held at the conference. A VRAF Director will also be available by the elevator to point guests to the appropriate suite. This event is by invitation only, but all who become donors at the conference will be most welcome to rock with us. Contact any VRAF board member, or visit the VRAF Foundation website, for information on making a donation.


Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS) Night Out
Terminal Bar at Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver

An informal "Dutch treat" social outing that provides emerging professionals an opportunity to get to know each other, discuss conference sessions and form new professional relationships.

Friday March 13, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Terminal Bar at Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver
Saturday, March 14


Coffee Break
Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Chapter.

Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:00am
Mezzanine Foyer, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO