The deadline for proposals is Sunday, November 4, 2018 (11:59p PT).
The 2019 AGM Program Committee invites proposals on all topics, but is especially interested in the following:
-Cultural competence, equity, and diversity (including invisible labor, hidden narratives, counter cultures, and the balance of power and representation) -New technologies -Born digital materials -Collection management tools -Digitization -Arrangement & description
First-time presenters, current graduate students, early-career professionals, lone arrangers, and other individuals who work with archival materials in less traditional or unconventional roles are encouraged to apply.
Presentations that are framed within archival theory and promote discussions that are more broadly applicable to a range of organizations/individuals will be given preference over sessions that simply discuss completed projects with narrow applicability. We strongly encourage presentations that are thought-provoking, inform decision-making, and/or advance thinking on archival topics!
Possible session types include:
-Panel Discussion: Open session with a panel of three to four individuals informally discussing a variety of theories or perspectives on the given topic(s). -Traditional: Open session with two to three fully prepared papers of fifteen minutes each and a comment and discussion period after the papers. -Lightning Talk: Fast-paced open session with many concise papers presented under a tight time limit, with details of the limit determined by the proposer. -Poster Presentation: A summary of your research, scholarly, or creative project in a visually engaging manner. Presenters will be expected to be with their posters at a specified time during the AGM to discuss them with viewers. -Alternative Format: Don’t feel confined by the prescribed formats - suggest an alternative or create your own! Sessions may take a variety of forms (e.g., hack-a-thon, fishbowl, pop-up, mini-workshop, world cafe, debate, etc). We welcome your creative ideas about how your topic might best be addressed! -Workshop: Limited enrollment session that allows interaction with participants and usually teaches or refines archival skills. Workshops will be held on April 24, 2019 (pre-conference).
The Program Committee will review all proposals and contact the session chair by early December 2018. All presenters are required to register for the AGM and to fund their own travel expenses, and may only participate in one session.
SCA is committed to making the AGM welcoming and accessible to all presenters and attendees. If you need specific accommodations to support your participation in this event, please contact the program committee chair.
Questions? Please contact the Program Committee Chair, Eric Milenkiewicz at email@example.com