March 2012

AVICOM and FIAMP in Montréal, October 9-12, 2012

AVICOM, the International Committee for Audiovisual and New Image and Sound Technologies, is pleased to announce that its next annual conference and festival (FIAMP) will take place October 9-12, 2012 in Montréal, Québec.

Organized in collaboration with the Board of Montreal Museum Directors, the AVICOM conference will be held at the Canadian Centre for Architecture under the following theme: The Development of New Technologies and the Emergence of New Museology Professions.

The Call for papers deadline is March 9, 2012.

A prestigious guest speaker!

The AVICOM Committee is pleased to announce that Jon Ippolito will kick off the annual conference. Artist, new media scholar, and former curator at the Guggenheim, Ippolito is a regular contributor to the Washington Post, Artforum and Leonardo. He is also an Associate Professor of New Media at the University of Maine. Along with Richard Rinehart and the collaboration of MIT Press, he will soon be publishing a new book entitled New Media and Social Memory.

Those who wish to present papers are invited to contact Manon Blanchette and to consult the website for additional details.


For the last 15 years, AVICOM has promoted and recognized excellence in audio-visual and multimedia creations from around the world. Once again this year, the festival will close with a conference. The Awards Ceremony will be held on October 11th. Moment Factory, the Montreal-based company renowned for its spectacular multimedia shows for Céline Dion and Madonna, will collaborate with Sid Lee to design this special event. A spectacular evening not to be missed!

All museums are invited to submit their audio-visual and multimedia productions before April 30, 2012. Registration details can be found online.

For more information, please contact Manon Blanchette or call 514 872-1002 at Pointe-à-Callière Museum.

Manon Blanchette Ph.D
AVICOM President