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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:

November 2-3, 2017

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 SGA Program Committee is proud to announce Dr. Anne Gilliland as this year's keynote speaker. Dr. Gilliland is Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization in the Department of Information Studies, as well as Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director of the Archival Education and Research Initiative.

The Committee is also delighted to announce Morna Gerrard as the plenary speaker. Ms. Gerrard is the archivist for the Women and Gender Collections at Georgia State University. She also serves as vice president of the Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project, as board member of the Georgia Archives Institute, and past president of the Society of Georgia Archivists.

Program, Nov 1-3, 2017:  Documenting​ ​the​ ​Present:  Archival​ ​Conscience​ ​and  Proactive​ ​Archives.

Pre-Conference Workshop, Nov 1, 2017
The workshop is a bootcamp on how to provide access to born-digital archives based on the methods developed by the Born-Digital Access Group of the Digital Library Federation.

Find out more and register for the workshop here.

-Member: $90
-NON member: $100

Annual meeting Registration
On-Line Registration is closed. You may still register On-Site from Nov 2 to Nov 3.
-Member: $130
-NON member: $160
-Student: $110

Venue Information:
Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the premier North Georgia mountain destination that quietly redefines the typical mountain getaway. Enjoy exceptional accommodations against the backdrop of breathtaking Blue Ridge splendor, as you engage in SGA activities and network with your colleagues.

6321 U.S. 76
Young Harris, GA 30582

The deadline to book your room at the Brasstown Valley Resort has passed.  If you are still planning to attend, the below accommodations may be available:


The Ridges Resort & Marina

Young Harris, GA   30582     706-896-2262


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Hiawassee

 300 Big Sky Drive, Hiawassee, GA 30546



Lake Chatuge Lodge .

Hiawassee, GA 30546


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

Andrea Richardson ( )

SGA 2017 Local Arrangements Chair


Angela Stanley ( )

SGA 2017 Program Chair


Holly Croft ( )

SGA 2017 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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