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Institutes

The SpokenWeb Institute 2020

The institute consists of intensive workshops and practice-based sessions, 19-20 July 2020, hosted virtually from Concordia University in Montreal. The institute is open to all members of the SpokenWeb network.

It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, solidify the work of each of the SpokenWeb Task Forces, share tools and knowledge, and plan the year ahead. For SpokenWeb members who are not yet affiliated with any Task Force, this will be a great opportunity to see how you might like to get involved in 2020-2021.

A tentative schedule includes practice-based training in workshops with experts in Oral History, Data and Metadata Curation, Pedagogy with Sound, Indigenous Collections, Audio Media, Podcasting, and Computational Approaches to working with spoken audio collections. Each workshop will consist of an intensive session with the introduction of key concepts and principles followed by focused activities. Workshop sessions will last between 1-3 hours, depending on the planned activities. In addition to these themed workshops, the Sound Practices Institute includes a 3-hour session of Lightning Talks for workshopping student research that engages with sound archives and concepts from sound studies.

The full institute program will be released in early May.

 

We respectfully acknowledge that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands, with the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

The SpokenWeb Sound Institute 2019

The SpokenWeb Sound Institute is a two-day interactive event which will take place on the Burnaby campus of SFU, open to the members of the SpokenWeb network.

It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, solidify the work of each of the SpokenWeb Task Forces, share tools and knowledge, and plan the year ahead.

For SpokenWeb members who are not yet affiliated with any Task Force, this will great opportunity to see how you might like get involved in 2019-2020.

The SpokenWeb Sound Institute is followed by the inaugural two-day SpokenWeb Symposium, Resonant Practices in Communities of Sound, which takes place at Harbour Centre and Woodwards in downtown Vancouver, May 30-31, 2019. Continue reading about the SpokenWeb Symposium here.

We respectfully acknowledge that SFU is on unceded Coast Salish Territory; the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

We are grateful for the support of SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Office of the Vice-President, Research, and the Department of English.

We also wish to thank members of the SFU organizing committee: Rebecca Dowson, Deanna Fong, Jakob Knudsen, Linara Kosolova, Michelle Levy, Cole Mash, Kim O’Donnell, Tony Power, Melissa Salrin. With thanks to Catherine Louie.

Conference Schedule

The program can be downloaded here.

 

Accommodations

The accommodations we have reserved are at SFU Burnaby. To access the online booking form, please follow this link: https://reservations.its.sfu.ca/resbooking.aspx?source=CONF#topofform and select SFU SpokenWeb  (May/27/2019 to May/31/2019) from the drop-down menu.

We have reserved the following rates/room types:

  • $41.00 per room per night plus tax for Private Residence Rooms (19 available);
  • $100.00 per room per night plus tax for Queen Room (5 available);
  • $128.00 per room per night plus tax for Queen Sofa Room (2 available);
  • $178.00 per unit per night plus tax for a Townhouse unit with a kitchen kit (minimum 2 night stay) (6 available, each with 4 bedrooms and two baths, kitchen and living room area). NOTE: One person has to book the entire Townhouse to be shared between multiple people.
  • More information about each room type can be found here: http://www.sfu.ca/stayhere.html

Guests will be required to provide a valid MasterCard, VISA, or Discover Card during the reservation request process. A reservation is not guaranteed until you receive an email confirmation of the booking (typically within 24-48 hours after the booking request form is submitted). Bookings are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to show your photo ID and the credit card used at the time of the reservation request.

Guests can adjust or cancel their reservation; you will be required to give a full 24 hours’ notice prior to the arrival date. Reservations cancelled within 24 hours of arrival are subject to a one night charge.

For general questions regarding accommodations on campus, please contact

Check-in/out Time: Guests will check-in at the Residence & Housing Front Desk beginning at 3:00pm on the day of arrival. Check-out time is no later than 11:00am on the day of departure.

Please note the Residence & Housing Front Desk is now open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

The online booking form will be available for this group to make their requests until April 26, 2019. All unrequested held rooms will be released after April 26, 2019. Individuals can still request accommodations using the regular online booking system if space is still available but would be subject to regular season rates.

For any general questions regarding the campus accommodations, please contact Deanna Fong at deannaf@sfu.ca