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Autumn Meeting 2021
18 – 20 October, online

This information last updated 2021-10-04

This year’s IPTC Autumn Meeting and Annual General Meeting will again be held online.

Draft schedule

Monday 18 October

  • Introduction and update from Managing Director Brendan Quinn and the IPTC Board of Directors
  • Attendee introductions: get to know your fellow members
  • Focus on images:
    • An update on the BBC’s Digital Asset Management project from Individual Member Honor Craig-Bennett
    • Photo Metadata Working Group report, including proposals for some new fields in the IPTC Photo Metadata Standard
  • Focus on NewsCodes and taxonomies:
    • Heather Edwards speaking about Associated Press’s taxonomy project
    • NewsCodes Working Group report
  • NewsML-G2 Working Group report, including proposals for NewsML-G2 2.30
  • “Virtual happy hour” at the end of the day

Tuesday 19 October

  • Focus on video:
    • Guest presentation from Videre AI, an EU Horizon project looking at summarisation of video with a special focus on video news archives
    • Mark Milstein of member Microstocksolutions presenting on “Artificial images and videos based on metadata”
    • Video Metadata Working Group update
  • Robert Schmidt-Nia of member DATAGROUP Consulting on their work categorising news content against IPTC MediaTopics using the AWS Comprehend engine
  • Frameright presenting on the EU collaborative project “stars4media”
  • Presentation from the Distributed Media Lab and the Web Monetization protocol (to be confirmed)
  • News in JSON Working Group report, including proposals for ninjs 2.0
  • Sports Content Working Group report, including draft proposals for an RDF-based model for sports data
  • “Virtual happy hour” at the end of the day

Wednesday 20 October

  • IPTC Annual General Meeting 2021
    • (Re-)election of IPTC Board of Directors and Chair
  • PR Committee Update
  • IPTC Autumn 2021 Standards Committee meeting
    • Vote on new standard version proposed by Photo Metadata Working Group
    • Vote on new standard version proposed by NewsML-G2 Working Group
    • Vote on new standard version proposed by News in JSON Working Group
  • Focus on trust and credibility:
    • Scott Yates from new member JournalList speaking about the trust.txt project and spec
    • Bruce MacCormack (representing CBC/Radio Canada) on Project Origin
    • Charlie Halford from the BBC with an update on the C2PA project, which has now published its draft specification
  • Virtual happy hour