In light of recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are disappointed to announce that the 2022 Archives Association of Ontario annual conference will shift from a live event to a virtual one. It appears that this conference year's theme, These Are Unprecedented Times, once again proves true.
While we sincerely wished for a return to a conventional conference setting, the AAO Board and the conference committee is prioritizing everyone's health and safety.
Moving to a virtual conference for 2022 does have some silver linings:
To recap the details, the 2022 Annual Conference will be May 25 to 27, 2022.
Theme: These Are Unprecedented Times: How Archives and Archivists Changed, Struggled and Thrived Through Challenging Periods
How often have we heard the phrase, "these are unprecedented times" over the past couple of years? Regardless of the era, archives and archivists need to adapt and respond professionally and resourcefully in times of disruption and change.
The Conference Program Committee invites proposals for examinations on this general topic in past, present and future contexts.
Potential subjects for consideration include:
Submissions of proposals for complete sessions or individual papers are welcomed. Proposals should consist of a brief abstract of approximately 250 words, a mini bio, and your institutional affiliation. Submissions should be sent to:
The AAO Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
The due date of applications/submissions is January 7, 2022.
Sessions may take the form of a:
Have a safe and happy holiday season,
On behalf of the 2022 Conference Program Committee and AAO Board of Directors