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2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Georgia Archivists

The Society of Georgia Archivists Conference Program Committee proudly presents the theme for the 2018 annual meeting:

October 24–26, 2018

Practical Pathways: Applied Tools and Creative Approaches

The Committee invites you to attend the meeting, to be held at the Graduate Hotel in Athens, Georgia, October 24–26, 2018.

Members of the archival profession reflect diverse professional backgrounds and experiences that inform heuristic solutions to on-the-job problems. By examining innovative ideas and practical answers, presentations at this year’s meeting will highlight the different avenues available for reaching the goals of archivists and their institutions.

For the 2018 annual meeting, the Program Committee seeks session and poster proposals that emphasize strategies, examples, trainings, tools, models, workflows, and applied projects that improve our understanding of the following key topics:

● Electronic records and digital preservation;

● Advocacy and outreach;

● Leadership training, relationship building, and career advancement, including methods used in lone arranger settings;

● Management issues, including staffing, budgetary, and training limitations;

● Challenges and successes in teaching with primary sources.

The Society of Georgia Archivists identifies inclusion as its commitment to ongoing and cumulative efforts—including policies, principles, practices, recruitment, and activities—that engage an increasingly diverse community in a welcoming, equitable, and responsive manner. Practical Pathways: Applied Tools and Creative Approaches invites inclusive and diverse approaches for transforming the archival profession’s practice, theory, and attitude.

The deadline for proposals has passed. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

View the 2018 Annual Meeting Program Draft.

Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on Oct 24, 2018. Check here for more information.

Early-bird Registration is now OPEN! [click here]

Annual meeting Registration

Early-bird registration will open June 4, 2018 and run through Sept 9, 2018.

-Member $125

-Non-Member $155

-Student $100

Late registration will open September 10, 2018 and run through Oct 7, 2018.

-Late Member $135
-Late Non-Member $165
-Late Student $110

Venue Information:
Nestled into the musically famed Foundry building at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a short walk to UGA’s campus, Graduate Athens Hotel can guide you around Georgia’s finest. Enjoy exceptional accommodations against the backdrop of breathtaking Blue Ridge splendor, as you engage in SGA activities and network with your colleagues.

Room rate will be $112 plus taxes and fees; parking is $10 per day. Hotel registration will open June 4, 2018; hotel registration will close on Sept 23, 2018. Register for your hotel room here.


295 Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601

 Big Shout OUT to our 2018 Vendors! Thank You!




We look forward to seeing you at our 2018 Annual Meeting!

Andrea Richardson ( )

SGA 2018 Local Arrangements Chair


Angela Stanley ( )

SGA 2018 Program Chair


Holly Croft ( )

SGA 2018 Education Chair

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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