The symposium was organized by the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in association with Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), Bay Area Video Coalition and the Electronic Media Specialty Group of the AIC (American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works). Looking Back/Looking Forward was hosted by Downtown Community Television Center and was made possible with public funds from the Electronic Media and Film Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, and with assistance from IMAP, BAVC, MercerMedia and Dave Jones Design. The symposium was organized by Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center, and independent consultant Mona Jimenez. The transcripts of the conference proceedings were created by DB Rohlfs Audio and Video Transcription, and edited by Carolyn Tennant and Sherry Miller Hocking.