Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 12:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
19053 Mount Pony Rd.
22701-7551 Culpeper, VA
United States
Event Details: 

Date:
Saturday, November 15, 2014 (NOTE SPECIAL DAY)

PLEASE RSVP to eric@lab-tech-systems.com by 11/13/14

Time:
Social & Networking: 12:00pm
Meeting begins: 1:00pm
Refreshment break and tours: after meeting
Event should end about 5:00pm

Location:
Library of Congress
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
19053 Mount Pony Rd
Culpeper, VA 22701-7551

Program:
Out November meeting is a rare opportunity to tour the Library of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpepper, VA.  Thanks to the efforst of SMPTE DC stalwart James Snyder we will have access to the facility for tours and technical presentations.

The state-of-the-art NAVCC facility houses the entire non-print media collection from the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound division.  The collection includes items from the beginning of film, recorded sound, and video up to the present.  The campus includes underground climate-controlled storage facilities for the nearly 6.2 million items in the collection, including blast-proof vaults for notrate and cold storage for film, video and audio recordings of virtually every format.  You will also see the facilities used to convert the recordings to digital files, including the SAMMA media conversion systems, Pyramix audio conversion systems, and Datacine film telecine. 

Speakers will include James Snyder, Senior Systems Administrator and one of the design engineers for the technical plant; Scott Rife, Enterprise IT Administrator; and other NAVCC staff.
http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/mission.html

Participants may also attend the NAVCC's regular 7:30pm public film screening in the fabulous 1920s movie-palace-inspired theater.  Tonight's selections will be a double-feature of "In Name Only", with Cary Grant and Carol Lombard, and "Bachelor Mother" with Ginger Rogers and David Niven.
Separate reservations required: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater

Special Instructions:
1)  RSVP is requested for this event!  Please email eric@lab-tech-systems.com by 11/13 if you are planning to attend.  We hope to accommodate last-minute attendees but this is not guaranteed.
2)  Due to the distance involved some attendees may wish to consider ride-sharing.  Please contact eric@lab-tech-systems.com if you need a ride or are willing to provide transportation for others in your area.  We will coordinate if possible.
3)  There will be a break between the technical presentation and tours for participants to socialize and partake of light refreshments.  A full lunch will not be served, PLEASE EAT BEFOREHAND.

Directions & Travel info:

Washington to Fredericksburg to Culpeper (I-95)
    * Take I-395 South towards Virginia
    * I-395 South becomes I-95 South; stay on I-95 South
    * Take the VA-3 West exit in Fredericksburg (Exit is just past the I-95 rest stop)
    * Take VA-3 West towards Culpeper
   * Turn left onto US 522 at traffic light.
    * Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
    * Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

Washington to Gainesville to Culpeper (I-66)
    * Take I-66 West to US-29 in Gainesville, Virginia
    * Take US-29 South to Culpeper, Virginia
    * Take the US-522/VA-3 Exit in Culpeper
​   * Turn left onto US-522/VA-3
    * Turn right on 522 at the traffic light.
    * Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
    * Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

Charlottesville to Culpeper
   * Take US-29 North to Culpeper, Virginia
    * Take the US-522/VA-3 Exit in Culpeper
    * Turn right onto US-522/VA-3
    * Turn right on 522 at the traffic light.
    * Go 1/8 of a mile to the first left, Mount Pony Road
    * Turn left and the facility will be in front of you.

Upcoming Events:
Nov. 15 2014: Library of Congress NAVCC, Culpeper VA (SATURDAY)
Dec. 3, 2014:  Holiday cocktail reception (coincident with GVExpo).
January, 2015: TBA
February, 2015: TBA
March 19, 2015: Meeting w/student Section at Loyola University, Baltimore