2017 NMM Portland Photo Album

Day One — Sunday, Oct. 22

 An early outing bands librarians with distributors to locate Voodoo Doughnuts and Powell's Books in the wilds of Downtown Portland. It's worth noting that all participants seem right at home with the city's legendary weirdness. 

An early outing bands librarians with distributors to locate Voodoo Doughnuts and Powell's Books in the wilds of Downtown Portland. It's worth noting that all participants seem right at home with the city's legendary weirdness. 

 First-time attendee Michele McKenzie connects with Brian Boling and Gisele Tanasse at the NMM registration table.

First-time attendee Michele McKenzie connects with Brian Boling and Gisele Tanasse at the NMM registration table.

 Tucker Taylor (University of South Carolina) leads a fast-moving and thought-provoking PD session on copyright basics. 

Tucker Taylor (University of South Carolina) leads a fast-moving and thought-provoking PD session on copyright basics. 

 Kyle Courtney (Harvard) and Will Cross (North Carolina State) get ready to pose difficult copyright questions in part two of a challenging PD session moderated by Winifred Metz (University of North Carolina).

Kyle Courtney (Harvard) and Will Cross (North Carolina State) get ready to pose difficult copyright questions in part two of a challenging PD session moderated by Winifred Metz (University of North Carolina).

 Participants in one of several breakout groups discuss a challenging copyright issue with mixed emotions. 

Participants in one of several breakout groups discuss a challenging copyright issue with mixed emotions. 

 Evening brings on the Best in Show Gala, with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks as everyone views trailers for the three Best in Show finalists.

Evening brings on the Best in Show Gala, with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks as everyone views trailers for the three Best in Show finalists.

Day Two — Monday, October 23

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Market Mania, an NMM exclusive, during which participants binge-watch exhibitors' fascinating presentations of content and services. 

 At lunchtime, Elena Rossi-Snook of the New York Public Library delivered our keynote address, a tribute to the late Bill Sloan, who set many of the standards for media librarianship.

At lunchtime, Elena Rossi-Snook of the New York Public Library delivered our keynote address, a tribute to the late Bill Sloan, who set many of the standards for media librarianship.

 The Monday night scavenger hunt and bar crawl attracted two busloads of eager NMMers, all fiercely competing to find fiendishly cleverly clues hidden in a series of popular eating and drinking establishments on Portland's center of nightlife : Mississippi Avenue. 

The Monday night scavenger hunt and bar crawl attracted two busloads of eager NMMers, all fiercely competing to find fiendishly cleverly clues hidden in a series of popular eating and drinking establishments on Portland's center of nightlife : Mississippi Avenue. 

 Of course, some people did more bar-crawling than scavenger hunting. 

Of course, some people did more bar-crawling than scavenger hunting. 

Day Three — Tuesday, October 24

 Tuesday morning panel:  Opportunities Amidst Digital Disruption , featuring Kyle Courtney, Kristin Cooney (ro*co films), Will Cross, Sarah McCleskey (Hofstra University).

Tuesday morning panel: Opportunities Amidst Digital Disruption, featuring Kyle Courtney, Kristin Cooney (ro*co films), Will Cross, Sarah McCleskey (Hofstra University).

 Sales suites opened for 2.5 days of one-on-one meetings between distributors and buyers. With more buyers and exhibitors than in years past, traffic in most suites was reportedly brisk. 

Sales suites opened for 2.5 days of one-on-one meetings between distributors and buyers. With more buyers and exhibitors than in years past, traffic in most suites was reportedly brisk. 

 Lunchtime PD session sponsored by Alexander Street allowed attendees to explore specific rights questions, such as perpetual vs. time-limited acquisitions. 

Lunchtime PD session sponsored by Alexander Street allowed attendees to explore specific rights questions, such as perpetual vs. time-limited acquisitions. 

 Exhibitor accommodations were created to fit a variety of budgets this year, including this table setup for first-time distributor latinbeat.

Exhibitor accommodations were created to fit a variety of budgets this year, including this table setup for first-time distributor latinbeat.

 Kati Irons Perez hosted a late-afternoon PD session demonstrating strategies for pairing entertainment films with documentary films for library programming. 

Kati Irons Perez hosted a late-afternoon PD session demonstrating strategies for pairing entertainment films with documentary films for library programming. 

 In the early evening, several NMM participants toured Portland's Open Signal facility, a learning and production center for community media. In addition to editing and classroom facilities, Open Signal houses both video and audio production facilities. 

In the early evening, several NMM participants toured Portland's Open Signal facility, a learning and production center for community media. In addition to editing and classroom facilities, Open Signal houses both video and audio production facilities. 

Day Four — Wednesday, Oct. 25

 The day opens with a select panel:  Marketing Audiovisual Content on your Campus , hosted by Susan Albrecht (Wabash College),  Cindy Badilla-Melendez (University of St. Thomas in Minnesota), and Lisa Hooper (Tulane University). 

The day opens with a select panel: Marketing Audiovisual Content on your Campus, hosted by Susan Albrecht (Wabash College), Cindy Badilla-Melendez (University of St. Thomas in Minnesota), and Lisa Hooper (Tulane University). 

 During sales days, librarians preview content in many suites, and some prefer to collect online links for later viewing. 

During sales days, librarians preview content in many suites, and some prefer to collect online links for later viewing. 

 Both exhibitors and buyers report that their favorite aspect of NMM is the ability to meet one-on-one. For librarians, it's an opportunity to find out more about content and services and to inquire about programming they'd like to have more of. For Exhibitors, it's an opportunity to find out more about customers' specific needs, assess trends, and test-market new ideas. For 39 years, NMM has served as a unique venue for building strong and effective professional relationships. 

Both exhibitors and buyers report that their favorite aspect of NMM is the ability to meet one-on-one. For librarians, it's an opportunity to find out more about content and services and to inquire about programming they'd like to have more of. For Exhibitors, it's an opportunity to find out more about customers' specific needs, assess trends, and test-market new ideas. For 39 years, NMM has served as a unique venue for building strong and effective professional relationships. 

 In one of the more creative PD sessions, local librarian Erica Findley presented a program about cataloging various aspects of local brewing. In a city of more than 80 breweries, this definitely qualifies as a library imperative. 

In one of the more creative PD sessions, local librarian Erica Findley presented a program about cataloging various aspects of local brewing. In a city of more than 80 breweries, this definitely qualifies as a library imperative. 

 Early evening: buses transported NMM participants to Pine Street Market, where they occupied several tables for dinner prior to the Best in Show awards presentation and full-length screening, held just a few blocks away at the Northwest Film Center. 

Early evening: buses transported NMM participants to Pine Street Market, where they occupied several tables for dinner prior to the Best in Show awards presentation and full-length screening, held just a few blocks away at the Northwest Film Center. 

 Ryan Krivoshey of Grasshopper Film beamed broadly after his entry,  Last Men in Aleppo , won NMM's Best in Show award. Sharing the moment was Bill Foster, Director of the Northwest Film Center. 

Ryan Krivoshey of Grasshopper Film beamed broadly after his entry, Last Men in Aleppo, won NMM's Best in Show award. Sharing the moment was Bill Foster, Director of the Northwest Film Center.