SAA’s 2012 Annual Meeting convenes August 6-11 in the spectacular beauty and diversity of continental America’s most southwestern city – San Diego! The 2012 Program Committee invites you to imagine moving “Beyond Borders” through your excellent session proposals and your energetic participation as conference presenters.
(For a Spanish version of this Call for Proposals, see the PDF attachment below. Please note that English is the official language of "Beyond Borders.")
Thinking “Beyond Borders” enables us to envision new opportunities beyond our institutions and specializations, to expand our perceptions of history, culture, memory, and recordkeeping to arrive at a more inclusive and holistic view of the great work of archives. In 2012 we have the opportunity to free ourselves from the imaginary borders of our past and leverage the opportunity, knowledge, and experience that lies beyond.
The 2012 Program Committee seeks sessions and presentations that celebrate the courageous entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit of archivists who work with colleagues and constituents to change the world, one researcher, one collection, or one project at a time. How can we use the power of our professional diversity to do more with less? How can we advance archival knowledge and increase resources by collaborating with partners we have never imagined before? How can archives work together to overcome real or imagined barriers to our success? The 2012 Annual Meeting is your opportunity to shine, to share the spotlight with your colleagues, and to strive for a world of archives without borders!
Session proposals are welcome on any aspect of archives practice—local, national, and international—and its intersection with other professions and domains. Proposals will be evaluated on the strength of the 150-word abstract, the diversity of the speakers and their experience, the completeness of the proposal, and relevance to the meeting theme. Session proposals that incorporate one or more of the following will be given special consideration:
The Program Committee encourages submission of proposals that may include, but are not limited to, the following formats:
Archivists and records managers who participate in the program must register and secure institutional or personal funding. Participants who are not archivists or records managers, or who are from outside the United States and Canada, may be eligible for complimentary registration upon request. SAA cannot provide funding for speakers, whether they are international, non-archivists, non-records managers, members, or nonmembers.
Please note that the Program Committee will not be able to consider proposals received after the deadline.
For additional information, see “Instructions for Completing the Session Proposal Form” or contact 2012 Program Committee co-chairs Petrina Jackson and Rob Spindler at firstname.lastname@example.org.