For the first time in more than 25 years the FIAT/IFTA Executive Council and the IASA Board have decided to join forces and organize a joint conference with an integrated programme. The 51st IASA Conference will also be the 44th Conference of the Fédération Internationale des Archives de Télévision / The International Federation of Television Archives (FIAT/IFTA).
Together with our host Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ, Ireland's national broadcaster), a long-standing and active member of both organisations, we bring together the two leading associations in broadcast, media, sound and audiovisual archiving. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties it brings, the Organising committee has made the decision to host a virtual conference instead of a physical meeting. Despite the changed circumstances, we will endeavour to make this a successful event.