No Time to Wait! *

Initializing Initiatives

The fourth annual No Time to Wait conference shall take place December 5th and 6th, 2019 at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives in downtown Budapest, Hungary. #nttw4

What

A FREE two-day symposium focused on open media, open standards, and digital audiovisual preservation hosted by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and MediaArea.net.

The event will feature presentations and discussion on topics such as:

  • developing collaborative initiatives to preserve media
  • efforts to extend capabilities and opportunties within archives
  • active open media standardization projects
  • seeking consensus in audiovisual preservation strategy
  • examination of open media use in film and video digitization
  • integration of open source tools into archival workflow
  • examples of cross-community collaboration and skill-sharing
  • developments in open media
  • and more

Follow @nttwconf for news and updates about No Time to Wait. Our recommended hashtag is #nttw4.

The conference will be livestreaming on the MediaArea YouTube channel available here.

When

Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019

An optional workshop shall be held on December 4, 2019

Opening: 09:00
Closing: 17:00

The 2 day symposium includes drinks and lunch on site. We are seeking a sponsor (or two) to support a social dinner for Thursday night. Also note that on Friday, we'll be celebrating the 17th birthday of the Matroska format.

Where

Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Arany János u. 32, 1051 Budapest, Hungary

Open Society Archives at CEU in Budapest, Hungary
Photo Credit: Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives


Parts of the workshop will also be accessible remotely. More info soon.

Program

(To be announced) A Call for Proposals shall be issued soon.

Workshop

An optional workshop will be offered for conference attendees which will occur the day before the conference on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Registration

(Our registration form will be made available in May 2019)

As with all No Time to Wait conferences the registration will be free; however, a method to donate to the travel grant fund will be offered. Registration for the optional workshop will also be free with a suggestion to contribute to the travel grant fund.

Remote Attendance

We strive to make the event accessible for remote attendance. We will be publishing information on how to stream and remotely participate in the event live. For all sessions we will have a designated onsite representative of remote participants (inspired by the Jabber scribe role defined by IETF), so that if you’d like to ask a question to a speaker and request clarification from someone onsite, there will be a designated person in the room that will monitor the chatroom and support remote attendees.

Travel Grants

As done at the last No Time to Wait conferences, we are working with potential sponsors and voluntary contributions in order to offer travel grants to potential attendees that may need support. More info on this soon.

Hotel Info

(To be announced)

Code of Conduct

This symposium is governed by the Contributor Covenant version 1.4. All coordinators, contributors, and participants agree to abide by its terms. To report violations, send an email to conduct@mediaarea.net or contact a symposium coordinator.

Sponsorship

The organizers of No Time to Wait strive to maintain the symposium as a free registration event through efficient and transparent budgeting and via the generosity of our hosts and sponsors. The sponsors of No Time to Wait help make the discussions, presentations, and momentum of the No Time to Wait event possible and enable the event to maintain a high level of accessibility and involvement. Sponsors shall be acknowledged via the symposium's website, printed programs, and presence at the symposium. Sponsors may indicate that their contribution is allocated to a specific need, such as funding travel stipends, hosting a reception, or supporting live streaming. To discuss or inquire regarding sponsorship opportunities please please contact us.

Conference Planning

NTTW Organizing Committee

  • Dave Rice, Conference Manager
  • Ashley Blewer, Workshop Manager
  • Alessandra Luciano
  • Jérôme Martinez
  • Zsuzsa Zádori

What's the Word About No Time To Wait

No Time to Wait 2 was a strong statement in regard to the increased and enormously productive collaboration between film and media archivists and developers. It opened up a perspective for digital film preservation pathways and practices that are based on open standards, open source software, and business models which balance openness and the avoidance of vendor lock-in with plannability and adequate financial reward for developers.
-- Michael Loebenstein, Österreichisches Filmmuseum | Austrian Film Museum

Credits

* Event title inspiration from https://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2014/12/comparing-formats-for-video-digitization/