California State University Los Angeles is delighted to host the 70th annual conference of the University Film and Video Association on our campus in Summer 2017. Located fifteen minutes east of downtown Los Angeles, and thirty minutes from Hollywood, CSULA is one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the United States.
Our facilities are available from Saturday July 29 through Friday, August 4. On-campus housing is configured with two and three bedroom suites with kitchens and a common room. These facilities can comfortably accommodate attendees wishing to stay close to conference activities. Off campus housing in local hotels is readily available and can be accessed by both private and public transportation.
Travellers to either the LAX or Hollywood Burbank airports can arrange for shuttles to CSULA. Those arriving by train to Los Angeles’s Union Station can take a quick cab ride to campus housing or hotels. The LA Metro from Union Station stops on the southern end of the CSULA campus.
Dr. Suzanne Regan, long time member and past president of the University Film and Video Association, and her CSULA colleagues are looking forward to welcoming all to our home campus. We are confident of an engaging and beneficial experience for all.
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UFVA's 2016 conference, our 70th annual meeting was hosted by the University of Nevada Las Vegas, July 31-August 4 at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Henderson, NV.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this a successful event!
This year's conference theme was
CONTENT CREATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
and with a pre-conference
DIGITAL INNOVATION DAY
on Sunday, July 31, 2016, supported by CILECT North America.
Our keynote speaker, Jane McGonigal, author of Reality Is Broken and SuperBetter, discussed the importance of games in life, society, and academia in a conversation with UNLV Film Scholar (and critic) Elvis Mitchell.
The keynote speaker for Digital Innovation Day was virtual reality expert Frank Patterson, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Pulse Evolution and producer of the Virtual Michael Jackson performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.
A final conference program can be found here.
A list of awards for 2016 can be found here.
For questions or concerns about the conference, please contact the Conference VP, Brigid Maher, or the Co-Conference VP, Heather Addison.