ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2020: Creating Our Future

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

Pre-Conference Programs:
August 3, 2020 - August 4, 2020
Conference Dates:
August 3, 2020 - August 8, 2020
Exposition Dates:
August 6, 2020 - August 7, 2020

Registration Rates

Lodging & Travel Information

Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Hotel Reservations

It's Chicago: Make no little plans...Think Big!
Plan Now to Exhibit!

In August 2020, Chicago will become the ARCHIVES * RECORDS capital of the world! You’ll have access to the largest audience of archives, records, and information professionals who are eager to learn about your products and services, ask questions, and provide their perspectives. The BIG IDEAS! Expo brings together—in one place and at one time—the purchasing decision makers at the national, state, and local levels. Take advantage of their big ideas—and share a few of your own!

SAA Research Forum Call for Participants and Presentations

If you’re engaged in research, seeking to identify research-based solutions for your institution, willing to participate in the research cycle by serving as a site for research trials, or simply interested in what’s happening in research and innovation, join us in Chicago for the 14th annual SAA Research Forum: “Foundations and Innovations!” Read the full Call here.

Call for Student Paper and Poster Proposals

The 2020 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA and SAA in Chicago, August 2-8, 2020. Work from both master's and doctoral students will be considered. Read the full Call here.

Call for Pre-Conference Courses

SAA Education is now soliciting proposals for pre-conference courses to run August 2-3, 2020 at the Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago. We seek proposals for half-day or full-day courses in a variety of areas. Read the full Call here.

Call for Program Proposals

The theme of ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020 invites us to make visible the ingenuity that is inherent in our work—and to consider how we can leverage our creativity to sustain a future-oriented, vibrant, and intellectually invigorating archival profession. Read the full Call for Proposals.

SAA Code of Conduct

We value and respect our diverse guests, volunteers, service providers, and staff members. We expect all of our attendees to do the same. Read the SAA Code of Conduct.