Amanda McDonald Crowley (Moderator) brings to Eyebeam a substantial and international background in media arts. She is a cultural worker, curator and facilitator who specialises in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange. She moved to New York in October 2005, relocating from her native Australia where she had been based while working nationally and throughout Europe and Asia. She served as the executive producer of the 2004 International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2004), developing the event from concept to major conferences, exhibitions, performances, concerts and site speci c installations on a ferry in the Baltic Sea and locations in Estonia and Finland. She was associate director for the Adelaide Festival 2002 where she was also chair of the working group that curated the exhibition and symposium conVerge: where art and science meet.