Speaker: Vivian Ducat
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Vivian Ducat

Int. Director
Columbia University
Digital Knowledge Ventures
330 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York NY
10001 USA

Vivian Ducat, Senior Director, Business Development and Executive Editor, has been a creative force at Columbia University's Digital Knowledge Ventures since 2001, a principal in the conceptualization, the writing and specifically the production of the video elements of numerous in-depth website and kiosk projects, on a wide range of subject matter from Malcolm X to the architectural history of New York City. Ms. Ducat's digital career follows a 20 year track record as a documentary filmmaker, in which she created long format programming covering a wide range of international subjects, for PBS, the BBC, ABC NEWS, and COURT TV, including directing, producing and writing films for noted series such as The American Experience and The Story of English. Prior to her work in film and television, Ms. Ducat was a regular free lance reporter for National Public Radio. Ms Ducat holds a bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Harvard, and completed the Film Director's Training Course at the BBC in London. She is currently a candidate in a Masters program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Vivian will demonstrate Sites from New York City's African American history. [Demonstration]