Collaborating to preserve and safeguard audiovisual and related heritage

Istanbul, 11-15 September 2023

The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) and International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance (ICTMD) invite you to participate in a joint event to be held from 11-15 September, 2023 at the Istanbul University in Istanbul, Türkiye.

This joint event comprises the 54th IASA Annual Conference and the 4th ICTMD Forum in which, for the first time, ICTMD and IASA join forces in a shared scholarly gathering. It promises to be a wonderful opportunity for collaboration between the organisations and their many shared interests.

The event will be hybrid, combining in-person and online components. Istanbul University will be the venue and we will also offer online access to significant portions of the event for those who are not able to attend in person. The IASA Conference will take place during the first four days. The ICTMD - IASA Forum will be featured on the last, fifth day of the event, with the aim of bringing together both IASA and ICTMD members/representatives.

The programme will include spoken papers, posters, panel discussions, keynotes, exhibitors, workshops and tutorials, the IASA General Assembly, and IASA Committee & Section meetings. Other activities include: a boat tour with dinner on the Bosphorus, a traditional music concert and dance evening, traditional performers for the opening and closing events, and professional visits to local institutions.

The ICTMD-IASA Forum on 15 September will bring together papers and panels prepared by the members of both sister societies, their ideas, experiences, and proposed solutions to the shared concerns. We expect all participants present at the Istanbul event to take advantage of being together during all five days in both formal and informal situations, to inspire and get inspired, and to build mutually beneficial foundations for future collaborations between IASA and ICTMD.



Organising Committees:

Planning Committee

Co-chairs: Perla Olivia Rodríguez (IASA)
Svanibor Pettan (ICTMD)
Abdullah Akat (İÜ, ICTMD)

Tre Berney (IASA)
Marija Dumnić Vilotijević (IASA, ICTMD)
Marcia Ostashewski (ICTMD)
Richard Ranft (IASA)
Toby Seay (IASA)
Yuri Shimoda (IASA)
Carlos Yoder (ICTMD)

Programme Committee

Chair: Jennifer Vaughn (IASA)
Perla Olivia Rodríguez (IASA)
Margarida Ullate i Estanyol (IASA)

Marija Dumnić Vilotijević (IASA, ICTMD)
Valeriya Nedlina (ICTMD)
Arzu Öztürkmen (ICTMD)

Local Committee

Chair: Abdullah Akat (İstanbul University-İÜ)
Gökhan Altınbaş (Trabzon University-TRÜ)
Mehtap Demir Güven (İÜ)
Arda Eden (Yıldız Teknik University)
Özgün Arda Nural (TRÜ)
Belma Oğul (İstanbul Teknik University-İTÜ)
Mehmet Öcal Özbilgin (Ege University)
Urum Ulaş Özdemir (İÜ)
Pervin Pezirci (İÜ)
Sonay Tahmaz Kaleci (İÜ)
Burcu Yıldız Ataş (İTÜ)
Seyit Yöre (İÜ)


Topkapi Palace Museum Istanbul
Main venue
Süleymaniye Mosque Istanbul
Süleymaniye Mosque Istanbul
Istanbul University: Beyazit Campus
Istanbul University - main gate
Hall M2
Hall M1
Grand Bazaar
Hall D1
Hall D2
Hall D3
Conference Hall
Conference Hall
Hagia Sophia mosque
Bosphorus tour
Istanbul University main venue interior