Topics and Speakers Announced for 2015 CyArk 500 Annual Summit

by Makenna Murray
July 28, 2015

We are now only 3 months away from the CyArk 500 Annual Summit and excited to share a preview of this year's Topics and Speakers! We hope you will join us in Berlin and register now for the Early Bird discount.

The world has experienced a tremendous loss in the past months with the intentional destruction of the cultural heritage of several countries in the Middle East and Saharan Africa, most notably in Iraq and Syria. In light of these events, we have selected Resilience through Innovation as the theme of this year's conference.

In keeping with this timely theme, we have selected three key areas of discussion:

• Heritage At Risk: The risks facing heritage and the traditional response including political diplomacy, physical conservation, artifact recovery, site survey, and training.
• Rethinking Preservation: Using emerging methods and technologies to respond to heritage at risk, during, before, and after loss and destruction.
• Technology Innovation: Developing new technologies to digitally capture and experience the world.

Today, we are delighted to unveil some of the experts who will be sharing their experiences and breakthroughs in Berlin:

Francesco Bandarin is the former Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is a professor at the University Institute of Architecture of Venice, Italy. His current research focuses on Urban Planning and Urban Conservation.
David Mitchell is the Director of Conservation at Historic Scotland. He will be presenting on a unique crisis-deployment of 3D scanning from 2015 and integrating digital documentation in a large heritage body.
Dieter Fritsch is the head of the Institute for Photogrammetry at the Universitaet Stuttgart since 1992. He will be presenting on his current experimentation in uniting GIS, Photogrammetry, LIDAR and Remote Sensing.
Matthew Vincent is the co-founder of Project Mosul, and is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions fellow with the ITN-DCH, and is based out of the University of Murcia. He will present on Project Mosul's innovative use of crowd-sourcing for photogrametric reconstruction. 

We hope you will join us in Berlin on October 20-21 to hear from these and other experts to learn what is being done to address the current loss of heritage and how emerging technologies can help in the capture and dissemination of invaluable heritage data around the world.

For more information and updates pertaining to speakers, please check the event webpage regularly.

Early Bird Registration is available through July 31.