This looks to be an interesting event. I'd go if I was in the area that week! -Larry
ASSOCIATION FOR RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS 45th Annual Conference - May 11-14, 2011 Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles
One hundred and thirty years of recorded sound history-from the earliest extant recordings to today's "born digital" formats-will be explored when collectors, archivists, audio engineers and recording historians convene for the 45th Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections in Los Angeles on May 11-14. Hosted by the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, sessions will focus on a full range of musical genres, artists and performances, as well as the timely issues of recorded sound preservation and restoration, public access, and copyright reform. ARSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, from all periods. The meeting brings together a unique mix of over 200 recorded sound experts from the U.S. and abroad-all sharing a passion for our audio heritage.