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SAA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in late summer in different cities throughout the country, includes a wide array of informative education sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking opportunities, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories. Geography is a principal factor in selecting potential host cities. (With a national membership, it is important for SAA to move systematically around the country, from region to region.) Other important factors include access and affordability for attendees and SAA’s commitment to diversity, social responsibility, and sustainability in all aspects of conference planning.

View the "Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving the SAA Annual Meeting" adopted by the SAA Council in August 2013, based on the work of the 2011-2013 SAA Annual Meeting Task Force. Progress on the priorities is reported at each Council meeting.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS: Ensuring Access

Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA

August 10, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

2014 Research Forum: Call For Participants / Call for Presentations 
(due May 1)

Plan Now to Exhibit

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Future Annual Meetings

2015 Annual Meeting

79th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

August 16, 2015 - August 22, 2015
Cleveland Convention Center
Cleveland, OH

2016 Annual Meeting

80th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

July 31, 2016 - August 6, 2016
Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

2017 Annual Meeting

81st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

July 23, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

2018 Annual Meeting

82nd Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

August 12, 2018 - August 18, 2018
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Past Annual Meetings

ARCHIVES | New Orleans 2013

Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists

August 11, 2013 - August 17, 2013
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
New Orleans, LA

Beyond Borders: San Diego 2012

76th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

August 6, 2012 - August 11, 2012
San Diego Hilton Bayfront
San Diego, CA

ARCHIVES 360°

75th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists

August 22, 2011 - August 27, 2011
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Chicago, IL

ARCHIVES*RECORDS / DC 2010

Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA

August 10, 2010 - August 15, 2010
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC

Sustainable Archives: AUSTIN 2009

Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists
August 11-16, 2009
Hilton Austin

ARCHIVES 2008: Archival R/Evolution & Identities

August 26–30, 2008
Hilton San Francisco

ARCHIVES / CHICAGO 2007

August 26 - September 2, 2007
The Fairmont Chicago

DC 2006: Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA

July 31 - August 5, 2006
Washington Hilton

2005 Annual Meeting

August 14 - 21, 2005
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2004 Annual Meeting

August 2–8, 2004
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

2003 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA

August 18–24, 2003
Century Plaza Hotel and Tower

2002 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL

August 19–25, 2002
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel

2001 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

August 27–September 2, 2001
Washington Hilton and Towers

Annual Meeting Locations and Attendance