In case you missed it last Spring, the videos for the Third Annual Unlisted Conference are available for viewing online! Check them out at the AIRC’s page here on YouTube.
Run by the American Institute for Roman Culture, each year the conference brings together a range of stakeholders to discuss new ways to preserve global cultural heritage sites that are not named on the UNESCO World Site List.
The First Annual Unlisted Conference in 2011 was centred on the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage where, unsurprisingly, SPI’s Executive Director Larry Coben spoke. In 2012 the second sitting of Unlisted offered the theme of ‘Enhancing Visibility’ of the past leading nicely onto this year’s theme:
“Cultural Heritage in Digital Media: Conversation for Conservation, Sustaining Global Storytelling Online”
Unlisted 3 focused on ‘’the sustainability of conservation through wider engagement with a more diverse community and with a broader spectrum of resources including digital and social media, digital resources and ‘edutainment’.’’ This year’s conference had an extra dimension of live streaming, ensuring that the conference organisers practised what they preach by making the day-long conference sessions available in real time to anyone unable to attend.
At SPI we use a range of digital media to spread information about our work. Throughout our 2013 crowd-funding campaign we utilised these media to spread the word, raise funds and find others with a similar mission to our own. We know there is no limit to the amount of people who believe that ending poverty and protecting the world’s cultural heritage is important. Luckily, through digital media we can connect with them!
Conference speakers were recruited from the world of global storytelling featuring photographers, documentary film makers, journalists and social media aficionados. Some speakers, such as Sam Horine categorised as a ‘visual storytellers’, even had their personal Instagram follower number listed in the programme.
Click here to read the reaction of AIRC Director Darius Arya to the success of this year’s conference.