General Information

The information presented and the opinions expressed at ARCHIVES 2015 sessions and events are not necessarily endorsed by the Society of American Archivists or the 2015 Program or Host Committees.

Pre-Conference Programs

Looking for that extra edge to make your résumé more attractive? Pack in all the education you can AND add to your ARCHIVES 2015 experience by attending a one- or two-day offering before the conference — and return to work with new knowledge and skills that you can implement right away! Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. For more information about these programs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, see the online schedule. For individual Pre-Conference Program fees, click here or the registration form. (Note that discounts are available for some course/workshop combinations!)


To register:

  • Register online using our secure registration form.
  • Fax your completed registration form, with credit card information, to 312-606-0728, attn: Conference Registration.
  • Send your completed registration form, with credit card information or check made payable to SAA, to Society of American Archivists, 17 North State Street, Suite 1425, Chicago, IL 60602. 

Registration packets may be picked up onsite at the Registration Desk in the Cleveland Convention Center. Packets include a name badge and an Onsite Program that lists times, locations, and descriptions of all education sessions and events. A name badge is required for admission to all sessions and events.

Tuesday, August 18: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, August 19: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 20: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 21: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Special Needs

If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in the conference, please check the box on the registration form or contact the conference office at 866-722-7858.

Child Care

We’re exploring options for offering onsite child care at the Convention Center and/or conference hotels. If you’re interested in being contacted as our plans develop, check the box on the registration form, answer a few questions, and we’ll be back in touch! (Per a 1984 vote of the SAA membership, a small portion of each SAA Annual Meeting registration is assessed to help subsidize a portion of the cost of child care at the meeting.)

Repository Tours and Open Houses

Your Cleveland-area colleagues represent some of the most diverse and interesting repositories in the country — many of which are offering special behind-the-scenes access for conference attendees on Tuesday, August 18, and Wednesday, August 19. Check the conference online schedule or the Host Committee blog for more information and updates provided by our dynamic Host Committee!

We’re Wireless!

We’ve negotiated free Internet access for all conference attendees at the Cleveland Convention Center and in the conference hotels.

SAA Bookstore

Erie-sistable deals! Dive into the SAA Bookstore to browse and buy SAA’s latest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, article, case study, or perspective piece with Publications Editor Chris Prom, The American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter, Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati, and Archival Outlook Coordinator Anne Hartman. You’ll have a chance to browse 75+ titles ranging from the new Archives in Libraries, Rights in the Digital Era modules, and Becoming a Trusted Digital Repository to the classics.

Wednesday, August 19: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 20: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 21: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

“Office Hours” in the Exhibit Hall

ARCHIVES 2015 is a great place to meet and greet – and SAA is delighted to offer representatives from our own and related organizations an opportunity to answer your questions and hear your ideas. Check the conference website and Onsite Program for the Office Hours schedule and location in the Exhibit Hall. Groups that are interested in holding Office Hours should contact Cecilia Macias at by June 29.

SPEAKERS: Add #saa15 to your slides and encourage attendees to tweet about your session!

Posters, Posters, Posters!

The conference features three different sets of poster presentations – all of which are certain to be of interest to you!

  • Professionals’ Poster Presentations, which were reviewed and accepted by the 2015 Program Committee as part of the program proposal process, will be on display from Thursday through Saturday. See the online schedule for more information and a list of poster presentations.
  • Graduate Student Poster Presentations were selected by the Student Program Subcommittee of the 2015 Program Committee. They will be on display in the Exhibit Hall throughout Expo Hall hours, and students are expected to be with their posters to discuss them with attendees at specified times. See the online schedule for more information and a list of poster presentations.
  • Research Forum Poster Presentations will be reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 9th Annual SAA Research Forum on Tuesday, August 18, and will be available for viewing from Thursday through Saturday. For information about submitting a poster or paper to the Research Forum, see the Call for Papers and Posters at Submission deadline: May 1, 2015.

Networking Café

The Networking Café brings together activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. Wondering about your career options or opportunities for postgraduate study? Want to learn more about SAA’s Mentoring Program? 

Wednesday, August 19: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 20: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 21: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Career Center

Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Wednesday, August 19: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Thursday, August 20: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Friday, August 21: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Saturday, August 22: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

For Job Seekers:

  • Post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the conference. 
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers. 
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors. (Attendees are invited to schedule an appointment in advance for consultation with an advisor. Please see the Career Development Subcommittee website for more information: The deadline is July TK.)

For Employers:

  • Post your position announcement(s). Placeyour announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool. 
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting.

Archival Education and More

Information tables are available within the Networking Café for graduate archival education programs and allied organizations to distribute program literature and have representatives answer questions one on one. Please contact SAA via email at or call 1-866-722-7858 for information on how to reserve space.

“Funders Corner” in the Networking Café!

Drop by the Networking Café during the annual meeting to visit with program officers from CLIR, IMLS, NEH, and NHPRC. Share ideas about projects and get some details on relevant funding programs. If a representative isn’t there when you come by, grab some literature and leave a note requesting a follow up communication. See how you can turn your inspirations into activities!

Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet

Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by the Networking Café and learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. And if you’re already part of the Program, this is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or protégé in person! (Thursday, August 20, 10:30 – 11:00 am)

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