Drupal Design Camp LA 2012: Site tour to American Film Institute on March 5, 2012

christefano's picture
2012-03-05 14:30 - 16:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

We've planned a site visit to American Film Institute on March 5, 2012, at 2:30pm, to determine if it will work as the venue for the free Drupal Design Camp conference we're planning for May, 2012. In the tradition of several other site visits that we've gone on, this visit is open to anyone and is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in starting to help organize this event.

Several of us are meeting beforehand at Benno's, the venue of last year's LA Drupal Governance meetup and the Hollywood Drupal meetups. We will be leaving Benno's promptly at 2pm. You are welcome to meet us no later than 2pm at Benno's (where parking is free for 2 hours) or at 2:30pm on the AFI campus.

Please sign up or comment below if you're interested in joining us as we tour the facilities. Those who sign up will be on this site visit's mailing list. We'll send you our phone number and any last-minute details if there are any.

What to bring

Bring a camera if you have one.

About the American Film Institute

AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its world-renowned AFI Conservatory, named the #1 film school in the world by The Hollywood Reporter. AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

As a non-profit educational and cultural organization, AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI is the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States and offers film enthusiasts a variety of annual programs and special events throughout the year, including the AFI Life Achievement Award; the AFI Awards; and AFI Fest presented by Audi, the longest running international film festival in Los Angeles, which in 2011 celebrated its 25th year.

For 40 years, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the Institute's almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year.

Drupal After Dark

After we finish the tour, a group of us might go to a nearby restaurant or pub to talk.

Location and directions

Directions to AFI

   American Film Institute
   2021 North Western Ave.
   Los Angeles, CA 90027

The AFI Campus (map, PDF) is located in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, at 2021 North Western Avenue.

From the Golden State Freeway (I-5): Exit Los Feliz Boulevard West. Drive approximately two miles on Los Feliz past Griffith Park until Los Feliz curves sharply to the left before becoming Western Avenue. The AFI entrance is the first driveway on the right. If you pass Franklin Avenue, you've gone too far.

Directions to Benno's

   Casa y Cine de Benno's
   6618 De Longpre Ave
   Los Angeles, CA 90028

If you're meeting us at Benno's, be sure to arrive a few minutes early. We will be leaving Benno's promptly at 2pm.


Design Camp

douglaschoffman's picture

Can't make it up from San Diego, but I loved last year's design camp and look forward to this year's version. Is there a date nailed down yet that I can put on my calendar? If there is any help I can do remotely, let me know. Doug

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Thanks, Doug! SANDcamp was a

christefano's picture

Thanks, Doug! SANDcamp was a lot of fun and I think I can speak for everyone that we'd love to have you help in any way you'd like. This is a community-run event and we're not shy from asking for help.

We're still finalizing our venue for this year's event so we haven't been able to lock down a date. So far, our preferred dates are any weekend in May other than Labor Day Memorial Day weekend.

Hopefully the American Film Institute has a winning combination of a good location, nearby attractions and hotels, ample parking and available space for our conference and pre-conference events.

A venue for Drupal Design

christefano's picture

A venue for Drupal Design Camp LA 2012 has been selected. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/236858 for more about the site visit to that venue and the planning wiki at http://groups.drupal.org/node/196533 for immediate next steps. Thanks!

Drupal Design camp

Tony-Mac's picture

I got a total of 8 emails with your message about the venue choice Christefano. Hmmm. :)

These mass mailings from

christefano's picture

These mass mailings from groups.drupal.org are due to how email notifications are configured. It looks like you still have the original defaults configured for receiving emails immediately rather than daily or weekly.

It would be great if there was a better way to close out all these site visit discussions. In the meantime, here's another email!

LA Drupal [Los Angeles Drupal]

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