International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival

From Openwaterpedia

Jump to: navigation, search
International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival poster
ISHOF welcomes the Honoree Class of 2012 and IAHSFF.
Bob Duenkel (IAHSFF Co-Chairman), Dr Stathis Avramidis (IAHSFF Co-Chairman) and Bruce Wigo (ISHOF's President/CEO)
Greg Bonann, acted as Ambassador and Chief Judge of the Film Review Committee.
Tom Woyte (IAHSFF member of the Judging Committee) presents the "Best Poster Award" to Dr. Nancy B. White.
Cherryl Furjanic, Terje Stakset, Josh Waletzki, Deborah McDonalds and Bruce Wigo at the Film Festival Award ceremony.
International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival Contributors
Chuck Kroll, Lynn Sher, an IAHSFF attendee and Bruce Wigo.
Shawn Anderson, Kevin Dawson, Bruce Wigo and Robert Prutter during a panel discussion.
Stathis Avramidis interviews Lisa Bier, the book author of "The Rise of American Women’s Swimming, 1870-1926".
Puzzle with all those that contributed to the success of the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival.
Films presented at the International Aquatic History Symposium and Film Festival.

In May 9-12, 2012, the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) hosted and organized the inaugural International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival (IAHSFF) at the International Swimming Hall of Fame on 9-12 May 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. This highlighted a modest great start of an event that aims to become a tradition in the field of aquatic history and cinematography. The participants and presenters that attended it represented a very diverse and illustrious group of dedicated professionals and other aquatic enthusiasts of over 10 countries! Successful and new film makers, respected academics and experienced water safety and aquatic advocates, met for a very intensive 4-day event that had everything that could possible one would want to see; keynotes, oral and poster presentations, films, museum tour memorabilia collections, and book signings. IAHSFF is pleased to present the publication of the proceedings titled “The IAHSFF Book”. It is a 254-page A4 size book that it is available for sale by the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Contents

Co-Chairmen

The International Aquatic History Symposium & Film Festival was organized and hosted by Dr. Stathis Avramidis DipEd, BEd, MSc, PhD (Δρ Στάθης Αβραμίδης), a Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) Associate at Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Greece) and Bob Duenkel, Curator of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Co-Chairman Dr. Avramidis said: "We were born in the water and a significant proportion of our body is water; 75% of our planet is covered by water and 95% of our body is constituted by water. This explains why the history of aquatics is a so intriguing theme for a symposium and a film festival. Let’s meet in the ‘Mecca of Aquatics’ to witness the extraordinary achievements that we have made from antiquity until today."

Co-Chairman Bob Duenkel, said: “We were born in the water and a significant proportion of our body is water; 75% of our planet is covered by water and 95% of our body is constituted by water. This explains why the history of aquatics is a so intriguing theme for a symposium and a film festival. Let’s meet in the ‘Mecca of Aquatics’ to witness the extraordinary achievements that we have made from antiquity until today.”

Ambassadors

A number of prestigious personalities acted as Ambassadors of the event:

Symposium Awards

During the International Aquatic History Symposium, the following awards were presented:

Film Awards

During the International Film Festival, numerous aquatic films were reviewed and selected for screening. Among them, after careful consideration of the Film Review Committee, the following won in a number of categories:

The IAHSFF Organizing Committee recognizes the value of those awards and presented them with fairness to those demonstrating the most extinguished contributions in terms of rigor, clarity, innovation and inspiration. The judging panel of experts, academics and film directors decided upon certain criteria for giving the awards.

Comments about IAHSFF

The responses of those attended the event, were outstanding and extremely positive. Overall, they all appreciated the value of the event and the effort that was made by all the members of the IAHSFF Organizing and Program Committees to implement it. Some of these comments are:

Exhibitions

During the event, the following exhibitions took place:

Oral Presentations

During the event, the following oral presentations took place: The following 15 oral presentations were made:

Poster Presentations

During the event, the following poster presentations were made: The following 25 posters were displayed:

Book Presentations

The following 5 books were presented:

Cinematography

The following 19 films were screened:

Future IAHSFF

Given the success and the outstanding responses of those that attended it, the Organizing Committee of the event, plans to soon release the date for the next IAHSFF.

IAHSFF Trailer

External links

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
Olympics
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Featuring
Education Programs
Help
Toolbox
About OWP
Courtesy of