Also known as: meet and mingle with famous people, learn about how The American Institute for Roman Culture is actively working to conserve archeological cultural heritage in Rome, find out how digital technology and social media tools are breaking new ground in helping save important treasures from the past, and, get a lovely little free aperitivo to boot!
What: Unlisted 3 Conference
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 4 pm to 7 pm
Where: Via Vittoria Colonna 11, Rome
Honestly, people, what more do you need for the perfect Thursday afternoon? Cultural enrichment and education, activism, big names, creative ideas, networking possibilities, no cost, open to the public, and in the spectacular venue of Marconi University’s Sala Vittoria Colonna, which isn’t open to the public but on this date will be for our special event!
Yes, I say “our” because, out of psuedo-journalistic disclosure, I should let you know that I am totally biased in favor of this event, because it’s being organized by the organization I work for. Which, if you know nothing about, you should remedy that problem, like, right now.
Ok, ok, I know you’re dying to know who all those famous people are. Well, I don’t know how you define famous, but in my world, they are:
people who appear on the History Channel to talk about Ancients Behaving Badly (“mess with Hannibal and there will be blood”)
and who take up the fight to save the Tomb of the Gladiator collecting over 5,000 online signatures, and even get featured on CNN for it and even get to chat with GB of The Italian Notebook about it;
and people who get a massive fundraiser supported for a documentary about the race to save a 2,600-year-old Buddhist city from imminent destruction by a Chinese copper mine in Afghanistan;
and people who write brilliantly about everything and everyone from political activist/comic Beppe Grillo in TIME Magazine to the famous chef who crafted gourmet hamburgers for McDonald’s Italy in The Atlantic Monthly.
Those kind of people, insomma.
All of them, and others, coming together to discuss the primary objective of AIRC’s 3rd Annual Unlisted Conference for Archaeological Cultural Heritage:
To help “unlisted” ailing monuments and archaeological sites get the attention and funding they need through engaging and interacting with the public at large (and not just the usual academics and insider people) by successfully utilizing modern tools of digital technology and social media.
Here’s your chance to learn the latest about how today’s social media and digital technology (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Kickstarter, digital photography and video) are being powerfully employed in the mission to save and conserve ancient culture for future generations.
Please join us here in Rome next Thursday, April 18, from 4 pm to 7 pm in Sala Vittoria Colonna (Prati) on Via Vittoria Colonna 11. Reservations are not required, and simultaneous English-Italian interpretation will be available.
If you can’t make it to Rome, you can join us in a live webstreaming broadcast from this link.
Share this information with everyone you know! The power of crowdsourcing is what will help make a real and lasting impact in this field. By sharing this information, you become an active part of the mission to save important archaeological cultural heritage. Good for you! Go ahead and give yourself a little pat on the back for that. Thanks.