"Making Your Case" to Attend

Do you have institutional support to attend a conference? Ever considered requesting it? Does the whole process give you heartburn? Approaching your decision-maker for funding doesn't have to be an overwhelming hurdle, especially if you're prepared to make a case for the value of the experience—both to you as an employee and to the institution whose work you carry out.

Download, print, and share the preliminary program flyer with your supervisor to demonstrate all that ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2024 has to offer you and your institution!

By attending the 2024 Annual Meeting, you can:

  • Bring back fresh ideas and new knowledge to benefit all your colleagues;
  • Discover cutting-edge tools and resources in the Exhibit Hall;
  • Become a better advocate for the archives, records, and information profession;
  • Network with colleagues who may share new ideas you can implement at your institution or in your classroom; and
  • Promote your institution’s profile in the archives community!

SAA members save nearly $300 on their conference registration when they register before the early-bird deadline.  Become a member today and save!

For more help making your case, check out these resources:

  • ALA: Making Your Case to Attend
  • NAGARA: Conference Justification Toolkit

Share your successes, challenges, neat blog posts, and funny experiences with your colleagues. Email conference@archivists.org so that we can post your tips and tricks in this space.

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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.