The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is an international scientific and technical event dealing with matters of particular importance to audiovisual archives and archivists. Organized every few years since 1983 by the member organizations now forming the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archiving Associations (CCAAA), it provides an opportunity for colleagues around the world and those interested in the field to meet and share information about the preservation of original image and sound materials. The latest JTS took place in Singapore in March 2016.

The Joint Technical Symposium provides an opportunity for audiovisual archiving experts from different backgrounds to come together, share new and upcoming technical advances in our field, and take positions that go beyond the boundaries of specific formats or domains. It is an occasion to inform each other about what’s going on in our field and seek cross-fertilization. At a time when the digital world is converging, we as members of CCAAA organizations have the opportunity to discuss technical issues and agree on how technologies best position us for the future of our field.

Please note that the upcoming 2019 JTS will be held jointly with IASA’s 50th Anniversary conference at Sound and Vision and will share a collaborative day of workshops on October 3, 2019. When deciding whether to submit proposals to JTS or IASA, please consider the topics provided in the two conferences’ calls for proposals. The program committees may suggest moving proposals to the other conference. Please indicate in case you do not wish this to happen.

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