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march, 2020

12mar9:00 am6:00 pmDT West Coast Round Table – PepperdinePepperdine University | March 12

Event Details

Our Cultural Heritage Round Tables began as small, one-off gatherings between Digital Transitions and our clients, as a formal way for us to gather the community’s collective feedback on their experience with our equipment and how we could work to improve it.

Since its inception, the event has grown from a single day at our office to three annual conferences in key regions across the United States. Attendees come from a variety of disciplines and institutions to demo new digitization technology, learn best practices, discuss workflow tips, and network with other cultural heritage professionals.

Each event features presentations by industry-leading professionals, outlining challenging problems and innovative solutions. Past presenters have included experts from The National Geographic Society, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Northwestern University, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, among many others.

While we stay in constant contact with our clients, these events provide us the chance to spend an entire day listening to the work they are doing, and for them to meet one another, building the collaborative community that we work hard to foster. As such, they have become some of the most important and sought after cultural heritage events of the year.

The 2020 West Coast Round Table will be held March 12th at Pepperdine University in Payson Library’s Surfboard Room, 2nd Floor, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and participants are invited to a happy hour offsite following the event.

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions at the time of registration (restrictions submitted after February 28 may not be able to be accommodated due to catering deadlines) Parking information and additional event details will be sent to your registration email.

Technology to be demonstrated:
DT Atom
Phase One iXG
Phase One IQ4 150MP

Featured Speakers:
– Josias Bartrum | Pepperdine University
– Laura Cray and Robert Warren | The Oregon Historical Society
– Ben Cort | Portland Art Museum
– Jeremy D. Moore | University of Tennessee Libraries
– Todd Swanson | J. Paul Getty Trust
– Eric Philcox |
Pixel Acuity
– Doug Peterson | Digital Transitions

Read more about this year’s speakers here.

While event details are still being finalized, an approximate itinerary is provided below for your planning purposes. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change and is offered as a courtesy. We recommend planning your travel and hotel accommodations to stay for the entire day to ensure you don’t miss anything.

9:00 AM – Breakfast and Check-In
10:00 AM – AM Session
12:00 PM – Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – PM Session
4:00 PM – Round Table Discussion
5:30 PM – Happy Hour at Duke’s Malibu

A more detailed timeline will be provided to registrants closer to the event.

New to our schedule this year is a Round Table discussion between all attendees and our panel of speakers! You’ll have an opportunity to submit your questions at check-in and at the end of the day we’ll open the panel for discussion on those questions. This event’s Round Table topic will be Funding, so bring with you your best funding stories and topics!

In addition to the day’s festivities we will also be hosting our advanced DTDC 201 2-day course on March 10-11. You can register here. Please note that our DTDC 101 class is a pre-requisite for this course. More information on our training program and both classes can be found here.

Accommodation recommendations are available upon request. For event updates and details, registration assistance, or assistance planning your trip please contact Kate Stone at [email protected].

We can’t wait to see you all!


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Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Highway