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Why should you join AMIA?  

AMIA is your professional Association.  Being a member provides an opportunity for a diverse array of professionals all working in all areas of the field to meet, share information and work together.   It is the largest group of moving image archival professionals of its kind.

Networking opportunities - When you join AMIA, youíll deepen existing professional relationships and meet new colleagues on a regular basis. Itís more than the exchange of business cards ñ as you attend events, become active on a committee or take a prominent leadership role, youíll forge lasting ties with others who have common professional interests and concerns. It is an opportunity to forge relationships that will last throughout your archival career.

Education - AMIA offers an opportunity to update your knowledge or acquire new skills through seminars, workshops, break-out sessions at conferences
and symposia.

Online resources - The AMIA website offers you online discussions, collaborative committee projects and resource documents.

Publications - Your membership includes subscriptions to each of AMIAís publications:  The Moving Image journal, The AMIA Newsletter, The AMIA Supplier Directory and the Membership Directory.  

Conferences and seminars - Your membership gives you priority registration and a discount for the Annual Conference as well as other AMIA events throughout the year.  

Growth - Develop new skills, expand your knowledge, gain confidence and have fun at meetings, seminars, conferences and committees. Professional and personal development is a life-long learning process.

Leadership opportunities -  An opportunity to build your leadership and management skills by serving on a board, chairing a committee, or leading a project within the organization.  

Support systems - For those working in the field, AMIA membership offers you a source for answers and solutions when youíre facing a challenging professional situation.  It is knowing that you have a support network behind you when problems arise.


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