The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
--- 2023 ARSC CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS ---
Deadline: January 6, 2023
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for speaker
presentations, posters, and panel discussions at its 57th annual conference,
to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 17-20, 2023, at the DoubleTree
by Hilton Hotel & Suites Downtown.
ARSC welcomes proposals on any aspect of sound recording. In recognition of
our host city, we especially encourage presentations across all genres and
eras that highlight composers, broadcasters, musicians, performers, record
labels, studios, songwriters, and personalities from the greater
Pennsylvania area of the United States.
We invite sound recording scholars, collectors, preservationists, and
creators to engage in a broad range of topics that cross geographic,
cultural, and collection boundaries. We seek presentations that are
informative, display a passion for their subjects, and include compelling
audio and/or audiovisual content.
In addition, the Program Committee seeks proposals pertaining to:
-- Discographies, record label and/or artist histories from all genres and
eras, and the life and times of lesser-known audio formats.
-- Watershed moments in history, either recorded sound history or
documentation of history through recorded sound.
-- Innovative research, preservation and access projects, community-based
archiving initiatives, digital humanities, cultural approaches to sound
recordings, soundscapes, etc.
-- The challenges of born-digital materials and emerging sound recording
formats and genres (collecting, producing, promoting, archiving, and
-- Advancements in audio production and preservation tools and techniques
for legacy and digital formats.
Share your special interests and expertise with our engaged community of
archivists, audio engineers, collectors, historians, musicians, and
SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
The deadline for presentation proposals is January 6, 2023. Presenters will
be notified of acceptance approximately one month thereafter.
To submit your proposal, complete this form:
TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS
-- Each session typically features 3 speaker presentations (by an individual
speaker or a team of speakers) led by a session chair, assigned by the
-- The chair introduces each speaker with a bio submitted by the speaker
prior to the conference.
-- Presentation periods are 20 minutes per speaker (or per team of
speakers), unless otherwise negotiated by the speaker with the Program
-- A 10-minute Q&A session follows each speaker's (or team of speakers')
presentation and is moderated by the session chair.
-- Each session consists of a group of experts on a particular topic led by
a moderator, who is selected by the panel members before the conference.
-- The moderator introduces the panelists and topic, and facilitates Q&A
period(s), which could occur throughout the panel or at the end.
-- Presenters are responsible for printing and transporting their poster to
the designated display area within the conference venue.
-- Presenters must be on hand in the display area to discuss their poster
with attendees on the day and during the time period given to them by the
IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Presenters must register and pay for the conference. Presenters grant ARSC
the right to record and distribute their conference presentations, including
PowerPoints or other slide shows, unless they specify otherwise in writing.
For more information, visit:
Please direct questions to Yuri Shimoda, ARSC Program Chair:
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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings --
in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods.
ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional
professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.