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Reminder CFP due FRI: SOA Annual Meeting: Forward Together: Community Partnerships and Public Service May 11-12, 2023

  • 1.  Reminder CFP due FRI: SOA Annual Meeting: Forward Together: Community Partnerships and Public Service May 11-12, 2023

    Posted 9 days ago

    A reminder to submit your proposals for this year's SOA annual meeting! Due date is this Friday Jan 27.


    From: Carleton, Janet (she/her) <>
    Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 12:03 PM
    Subject: CFP: SOA Annual Meeting: Forward Together: Community Partnerships and Public Service May 11-12, 2023


    A picture containing diagram  Description automatically generatedCall for Proposals

    Society of Ohio Archivists Annual Meeting 2023: Forward Together: Community Partnerships and Public Service

    The SOA Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11 (virtually) and Friday, May 12 (in person), 2023, at the Dayton Metro Library in Dayton, Ohio.

    Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, January 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

    The Society of Ohio Archivists is planning for a hybrid annual meeting in 2023, with the in-person portion taking place in Dayton, Ohio. This year we welcome proposals that explore the theme of Forward Together as it relates to community partnerships and public service in support of a more inclusive and equitable society. The committee welcomes submissions relating directly to the theme, along with a broad array of other topics.

    Proposals will be evaluated on interest, creativity, relevance, diversity of content and speaker representation, and completeness of proposal. The Program Committee also encourages proposals from students, new professionals, first-time presenters and attendees, individuals from related professions, as well as those from outside the state of Ohio.


    To help support the selection process, the proposal abstract should include one or more of the following:

    • Explanation of the proposal to this year's theme.
    • Relevance of the topic to the SOA community.
    • Inclusion of diverse perspectives as a part of the session.
    • How presenters will engage with participants. 

    The Program Committee encourages proposals of panel sessions, student and professional posters, as well as alternative formats such as a debate, fish bowl, lightning, mini-workshop, pecha kucha, world café, and other session formats that encourage interaction between presenters and attendees. Please see the proposal form for more detailed information about alternative sessions.

    Proposals must include:

    • Session / Discussion title and type
    • Preference (if any) for an in-person or virtual session
    • Abstract of 250 words describing the session/poster and how it will be of interest to SOA attendees
    • Description of 150 words for the program
    • Contact information for the primary presenter and any other participants
    • A/V or technology requirements
    • Any additional special needs


    Please complete the proposal form by January 27, 2023, at

    Stay up-to-date on the latest details of the meeting by visiting the conference page at, and follow the conversation online at #soaam23 on Twitter and Facebook.

    Questions? Please contact Adam Wanter ( or Matt Francis (, Cochairs, Society of Ohio Archivists Educational Programming Committee.



    Janet Carleton & Emily Gainer

    Cochairs, Marketing and Communications Committee, Society of Ohio Archivists

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    Janet Carleton | Digital Initiatives Coordinator | Digital Initiatives | Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections, Preservation and Digital Initiatives | OHIO University Libraries | Alden 333 | Athens, Ohio | 740.597.2527 | | | she/her/hers