Events

Events

Friday Night Art, Dining, and Shopping

Free with full or day conference registration.  $20 for each guest. 

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on October 27, a continual shuttle will take OLAC Conference goers and their guests between the Omni Richmond Hotel and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), with a short walk from the museum to Carytown, a charming historic dining and shopping destination.  Admission to the permanent collections at VMFA is free. 

VMFA is ranked as the top Richmond tourist destination in U.S. News & World Report and has an 84% five-star (excellent) review record on Trip Advisor out of over 2,200 reviews.  For more information, see: https://vmfa.museum/

The mile-long stretch on Cary Street known as Carytown is “colorful, loud, and fun.”  Learn more about Carytown at: http://www.carytownrva.com/ or visit the local information area on the OLAC Conference website:  http://olacinc.org/conference/2017/local


Mark Campbell
Photo by John Herzog.

Saturday Night Reception and Regional Roots Music

Free with full or day conference registration.  $20 for each guest.

8:00-10:00 on October 28, James River Salon C (Omni Ballroom).   

Socialize while sampling desserts, light hors d’oeuvres and drinks (first one is free), and listening to the Down River Dance Band play authentic old time music.  Mark Campbell, Old Time Fiddler, has won many awards, including earning the title of Master Fiddler in 2008 from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. 

 

 

Monday Trip to LC Packard Campus Audio Visual Conservation Center (OPTIONAL)

$35 shuttle fee, or free with your own transportation.

This is an optional event the day after the OLAC Conference ends. The shuttle runs round-trip from the Omni to the Center, 8:15 AM-2:45 for a 10:00-1:00 tour on October 30.  Bring your own lunch, or order delivery to eat at the Center.

 

Andrea Leigh, Moving Image Processing Unit Head at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center (and OLAC member), and her colleagues will lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art facility that acquires, preserves, and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts and sound recordings.  See: http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/

On this tour of the Library of Congress National Audiovisual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, Virginia, you will get an inside look of the 45-acre campus where the Library of Congress acquires, preserves, and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. It includes 124 individual vaults for nitrate film, as well as a 206-seat theater. On the tour you will be provided with an overview of the complexities involved in processing various collections and formats in support of preservation and access and you will see the Center’s film, video, and audio labs, nitrate and safety vaults, and data center.

To learn more about the activities of the NAVCC, check out these sources:

CBS News: Preserving Our Nation’s Film Heritage http://www.cbsnews.com/news/preserving-our-nations-film-heritage/

Inside the Nuclear Bunker Where America Preserves its Movie History https://www.wired.com/2015/07/film-preservation/

TCM Backlot tours of the Library of Congress National Audiovisual Conservation Center https://www.tcmbacklot.com/national-av-conservation-center-tour

https://www.tcmbacklot.com/mostly-lost-recap