Conference Schedule

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July 2020

Pre-conference Activities (Free)

The Council of State Archivists and SAA will host a variety of governance activities via Zoom during the month of July, including CoSA Board meetings and work sessions, SAA Council listening sessions, SAA Section meetings, and appointed group (i.e., committee, board, and task force) meetings. For a full schedule of these events, watch the conference website. 

A Note about Pre-Conference Workshops: This year's Virtual Joint Annual Meeting will not include pre-conference workshops as usually scheduled. SAA Education is working to bring many of our in-person courses for the DAS, A&D, and Management Track programs to online platforms. Please check the SAA Continuing Education calendar for up-to-date information about new and revised course offerings. Courses are being added continually. For more information, please email

August 3 – 7, 2020

Monday, August 3

Demystifying Data Analysis (presented by SAA Committee on Research, Data and Analysis)
(Limited attendance; additional fee of $49)

Storytelling Workshop (presented by Micaela Blei, PhD, additional fee of $49)

Tuesday, August 4

Introducing the SAA Dataverse (presented by SAA Committee on Research, Data and Analysis) (Free)

SAA Section Colloquiums (Free)

Wednesday, August 5

SAA Research Forum (included in conference registration; $49 [$25 SAA Student Member] for non-registrants)

SAA Annual Membership Meeting (Free)

Keeping Archives Relevant in a Dizzying Digital World: A Digital Preservation Community Meeting (hosted by lead sponsor Preservica) (Free)

SAA Virtual Career Center (Wednesday - Saturday)

Thursday, August 6 – Friday, August 7

Live Conference Sessions (Included in Registration Fee)

Two days of programming from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (CT) that includes

  • Two plenaries, 
  • 12 general sessions, 
  • Professional and graduate student poster presentations,
  • The Expo Hall, 
  • Career Center services, and
  • “DIY” self-care and networking events.

"Write Away" Forum on SAA Publishing Opportunities (Thursday, 9:00 am to 10:00 am CT)

After August 7

On-Demand Sessions (Included in Registration Fee)
In the days and weeks following August 7, we will roll out as on-demand video recordings the 50 education sessions that the 2020 Program Committee accepted in January.  Many sessions will be available with a live chat/Q&A option on a schedule to be determined.

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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.