Iâve just returned home from New York and Iâm feeling so grateful for your participation in this yearâs DMLA Annual Conference.Â Our attendance was greater than last years and I trust that you were happy to be back in Manhattan!
The conference survey has been distributed and I hope you take the time to give us your feedback on this yearâs event.Â Your comments are so important as we begin to prepare for next yearâs meeting in Los Angeles, California.Â Â With all the exciting new things on the West Coast in terms of media and usage we are very excited to bring DMLA out west!
First I want to give recognition to all the wonderful speakers, moderators and panelists who made the conference so compelling.
As all of you know, lots of work goes into putting on an event like the DMLA 2017 Conference and we are so privileged to work with so many talented people.Â Â To our Program Committee led by Ophelia Chong (Stock Pot Images), Doug Dawirs (DMLA Tech Advisor), Rick Gell (Consultant), Paul Melcher (Melcher Systems), James Oh (Adobe), Andrew Rowat (Haystack), Julie Sloane (Science Source) and Sonia Wasco (Grant Heilman Photography) a huge thank you for putting together such a diverse and interesting program.
A huge thank you to Doug Dawirs for working so tirelessly both days on the AV for the sessions and making sure that everything flowed so well. And an extra thank-you to Ophelia for her design of the conference logo and the new fold-up program that I believe everyone really enjoyed having right in your name badge holder this year!!
A special thank you to Geoff Cannon, our DMLA President, for his support and guidance and to our Treasurer Chris Carey and Past President Sonia for all their extra help.
Itâs almost impossible to put on a conference without the assistance of our sponsors to help with the costs and we are so grateful for their generosity.Â Â AdobeÂ stepped up again with the Platinum Sponsorship and provided the wonderful conference bags, the delightful opening reception and provided us with a great session.Â Â Silver SponsorÂ CaptureâsÂ DMLA LIVE DAM 2017 gave everyone easy access to find people for meetings and they also sponsored the great notebooks everyone was using to take notes!Â Â I hope youâve checked out the siteÂ (https://dmla.capture.co.uk)Â since the conference to see all the great live images!
Thanks also toÂ Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams and SheppardsÂ (CDAS) for sponsoring the lanyards.Â Â ToÂ Clarifai, attending their first DMLA Conference, thanks for stepping up and sponsoring our Monday night cocktails!Â Â Our printing was coordinated once again byÂ Grant Heilman PhotographyÂ andÂ KeyIndiaÂ provided us with a wonderful masseuse that I hope you enjoyed.Â Â Additional kudos toÂ ImageRightsÂ who sponsored the photo booth at the cocktail parties (such fun) and the covered coffee cups during the day.
It was really nice this year to include more motion in our sessions and we thank bothÂ FOCALÂ andÂ ACSILÂ for their participation and sponsorship.
And to our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) who donated their excellent skills to our cause we are so very thankful.
And to Andrea Stern and Mary Egan fromÂ MOCAÂ who helped me secure the sponsorships and provide all-around support for this event, a big hug and thanks!Â Â They also have reviewed all the sessions and we will have those reviews up on the DMLA website ASAP.
Our photographers Bjorn Bolinder (for the conference) and Jamie Ellington (for the receptions) donated their excellent skills to our cause, many thanks!
Again, thanks to each of you for your support of DMLA and the conference.Â Â I look forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions.
If you would like to be involved in next yearâsÂ conferenceÂ planning, please contact me. Â email@example.com. Â Â Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!