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  • 1.  ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2024 Program Proposals - DUE WEDNESDAY

    Posted Dec 04, 2023 04:51 PM

    The last three years have seen substantial changes in the world—a global pandemic, calls for social justice, climate change, economic uncertainty, and political division. Changes that are often beyond our control but affect our work and work life. We must consider the lasting impact of these changes—and ones still to come—as we look to the future of our profession.

    Rather than offer a theme to focus the conference around, the Program Committee seeks a multitude of opinions and perspectives from a wide variety of regions and institutions about the state of the field and its future. For those looking for somewhere to start, the Program Committee suggests thinking about the following concepts:

    • Artificial intelligence and its impacts and opportunities
    • The future of archival work
    • Fundraising
    • Community building and engagement
    • Public programming and exhibits
    • Supporting professional growth and leadership
    • Embedding the archives mindset into the DNA of your organization
    • Navigating political uncertainty
    We are also open to proposals on other topics related to archives and archival work.
    Submissions are due December 6 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
    Sessions should reflect SAA's commitment to a diverse and inclusive program and profession. Each session should be composed of individuals and/or organizations with varied personal and professional experiences, perspectives, and identities.

    The Program Committee invites proposals for lightning talks, panel presentations, and poster presentations, as well as two new session formats: Bring Your Own Breakfast and Mix and Match. Proposals for alternative formats are also welcome.
    For additional guidelines and information, visit

    SAA Headquarters
    Society of American Archivists
    Chicago IL