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2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists

The Society of Georgia Archivists Conference Program Committee proudly presents the theme for the 2017 annual meeting:

Documenting the Present: Archival Conscience and Proactive Archives

 Documenting the Present reflects on the particular challenges archives face with contemporary material, and how archivists are preserving our present cultural environment for future generations.  How do we adapt and apply archival ethics and organizational concepts to new and emerging information and communication technology?  As advocates, how do we preserve our own work for future generations?

Documenting the Present is a demanding issue in archives, and one with which we all grapple.  The 2017 Conference Program Committee asks that you share your personal and institutional approaches to current archival procedures, and expound on the archival conscience in the face of changing technology, politics, and cultural values.

The 2017 SGA Program Committee seeks session proposals that highlight innovative research, applied projects, and collective insights which improve our understanding of the following key topics:

-Practical tools and approaches for documenting the present, including contemporary materials in emerging formats, such as social media, and current traditional media practices

-Nimble and creative funding strategies for nontraditional materials

-Negotiating ethics, politics, and the role of archivists as advocates

-Improving representation of under-documented groups via both external and internal inclusion and collaboration

-Navigating the complexities of the private sphere as public record

-Archival responsiveness to changing information and communication technology, including the use of global vendors and reliance on cloud storage.

Proposals are due Friday, August 11th. To submit a proposal, please use this form:

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Pre-conference Workshop Date: November 1, 2017
Meeting Dates: November 2-3, 2017

Venue Information
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Annual meeting Registration
Early Bird Meeting Registration will open June 3, 2017 and run through Sept 15, 2017. REGISTER HERE!
-Member: $115
-NON member: $140
-Student: $80

Additional guest tickets may be purchased for lunch buffet and the reception, click HERE to purchase.
-Lunch buffet and Reception package: $40
-Lunch buffet only: $25
-Reception only: $20

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Annual Meeting!

Cancellations are to be refunded as follows:

  • Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event will be refunded 100% of the registration fees.

  • Registrations cancelled less than 60 but more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.

  • Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Got Photographs? The SGA Archives is still looking for photographs of past events and people to add to our archives. If you have photographs you would be willing to donate, please contact James Irby. Digital images, either born-digital or scanned from photographs, are welcome.

Previous Meetings

Programs for previous annual meetings are available in PDF format.

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