PreserveIT! 2019: Disasters

Fri Apr 26 - Sat Apr 27, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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People protect what they love most. Whether it’s formalized in museums and archives or on an individual basis, societies have continued to develop ways to preserve and share their most treasured items. But what happens when disaster strikes? When an institution catches fire? A neighborhood floods? A website gets hacked?...
Join us for PreserveIT! 2019 as we explore disasters and their impact on preservation across industries. Featuring speakers, demonstrations, and displays, we’ll dive into challenges for professional archivists and amateur collectors. From disaster planning and prediction to recovery and restoration, here real-life stories from the people working to protect our personal and public cultural heritage.

10:30 AM – Dann Sears, Aberdeen Museum – Preparing for (& Surviving) Fire Disasters
11:30 AM – Carl Leon, Seattle Office of Emergency Management – Disaster Preparedness
12:30 PM – Demonstration (TBD)
1:00 PM – Keith Perez, Living Computers – Preserving BBN Systems
2:00 PM – Ted Sitterley, Belfor – Disaster Preparedness: Setting Up Your Toolbox
3:00 PM – Nives Mestrovic, Frye Art Museum – Roll Up Your Sleeves: Navigating Leaks in Museums
All Day – Body Team 12 (2015) Screening & Disaster Board Games

10:30 AM – Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. – Surviving a Digital Apocalypse: Why Lack of Cybersecurity Could Case a Real Disaster
12:00 PM – Vicky, Vashon Be Prepared – Preparation in the Community
1:00 PM – Dr. Peter Neff, University of Washington – Antarctic Ice Memory: Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate from Layers & Bubbles
2:00 PM – Megan Levy, University of Washington – Today’s Earthquake Concerns
3:00 PM – Steve Malone, University of Washington – Preservation of Mount St. Helens Data
All Day – Racing Extinction (2015) Screening & Board Games

Ticket Information:

Friday - $30 | $20 Students | FREE for Members
Saturday - Included with Admission ($18) | FREE for Members

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