The ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020: Creating Our Future Program Committee invites submission of proposals for Pop-Up sessions for the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists taking place virtually on August 6-7. Pop-Up sessions enrich the conference program by addressing ideas and content that may have "popped up" since November 2019 (when initial proposals were due).
In crafting your submission, we encourage you to consider the conference theme (Creating Our Future). In many ways the future we were working to create just a short while ago is now starkly different. While many of us are experiencing this instability and its accompanying anxiety for the first time, we must also acknowledge that there are some of us who have always understood the future to be fraught with uncertainty. What does the future look like now for archives, for archivists, and for our communities? What contributions will archivists make to a new vision of the future?
All Pop-Up sessions must be crafted to fit within a 45- to 50-minute timeslot, including a brief Q&A period. All presentations will be pre-recorded by the SAA audiovisual vendor and will be livestreamed according to the published schedule on August 6 or 7 between 11:00 am and 4:30 pm Central time. All speakers must agree to the following:
Four sessions will be selected based on an online vote of CoSA and SAA members. The Program Committee may select up to two additional sessions to ensure balance in the program. You will be notified of the vote results by Tuesday, July 14.
*If your submission is a resubmission of a proposal that was not selected for the 2020 program, we ask that you address the Program Committee's suggested revisions, if any, in your proposal.