Founded in 1987, the Society for Animation Studies (SAS) is an international organization dedicated to the study of animation history and theory. Since its first conference at UCLA in1989, the SAS has held its annual conference at locations throughout the world, where members present their recent research. The 2009 conference will be held at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Atlanta campus is delighted to host the 2009 conference. (The school’s main campus is in Savannah.) The conference is being put on by the school’s Animation Department (located in both Atlanta and Savannah) along with its Cinema Studies Department in Savannah. The Atlanta chapter of the Association International du Film d’Animation (International Animated Film Association), ASIFA-Atlanta has agreed to be involved with the conference.
SCAD-Atlanta is located in the city’s Midtown area, convenient to the Woodruff Arts Center (which includes the High Museum of Art), Center for Puppetry Arts and the historic Fox Theater. In addition to Animation and Cinema Studies, SCAD offers programs in such animation-related areas as Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics, Sequential Art (including Storyboarding), Visual Effects, and Interactive Design and Game Development, as well as Film and Television.
For more information on the conference, conference conference coordinators Harvey Deneroff and Charles daCosta at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the Society for Animation Studies, contact its president, Maureen Furniss, at email@example.com.
Hope to see you all in Atlanta in 2009!