General Information

Pre-conference Programs

For in-depth coverage of archival topics of special interest to you, enhance your conference experience by attending a half-, one-, or two-day workshop or seminar – and return to work brimming with new ideas and approaches! To ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants, class size is limited. For more information about these education programs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, check the conference schedule.

Registration Desk Hours

Pre-registrants may pick up their conference materials at the Pre-registration Desk in the Registration Area. Your registration packet will include a name badge, tickets to special events (if applicable), and an Onsite Program that lists times, locations, and descriptions for all sessions and events. Onsite registrants should register at the Registration Desk. A name badge is required for admission to all sessions, events, and the Expo Hall. Tuesday, August 10: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Wednesday, August 11: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm Thursday, August 12: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Friday, August 13: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm Saturday, August 14: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

SAA Bookstore

One-stop shopping! Visit the SAA Bookstore to purchase SAA’s newest titles, learn more about the Society’s role as the leading clearinghouse for archival resources in print, and discuss your ideas with Publishing Director Teresa Brinati. You’ll have the chance to browse 100+ titles ranging from basic texts on archival fundamentals and best practices to more advanced readings on electronic records, program management, and the latest information technologies. Open longer hours: Wednesday, August 11: Noon – 5:00 pm Thursday, August 12: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday, August 13: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, August 14: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

NEW! Networking Café

Are you curious about what programs and activities allied archives and records associations are sponsoring? Wondering about your career options? Want to check your email between sessions? The all-new Networking Café is the place to go to: meet representatives, recruiters, and volunteer career advisors; peruse literature and job vacancy announcements; post your resume; or jump online. Open: Wednesday, Noon – 5:00 pm; Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.

“Office Hours”

DC 2010 is a wonderful place to meet and greet – and CoSA, NAGARA, and SAA are delighted to offer representatives from our own and related organizations an opportunity to answer your questions and hear your ideas. Check the Onsite Program for the “Office Hours” schedule and location in the Exhibit Hall.

Posters, Posters Everywhere!

DC 2010 features four 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 2010 Program Committee as part of the program proposal process, will be on display from Thursday through Saturday. Presenters are expected to be with their posters to discuss them with viewers on Thursday, August 12, from 4:00 to 4:30 pm, and on Friday, August 13, from 4:00 to 4:30 pm.

Research Forum Poster Presentations will be reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 4th Annual SAA Research Forum on Tuesday, August 10, 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 here.

Graduate Student Poster Presentations were selected by the Student Program Subcommittee of the 2010 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 on Thursday, August 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and on Friday, August 13, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Do you know what a SHRAB is? Do you wonder what your state’s SHRAB does? Stop by the SHRAB Poster Session to learn more about the Historical Records Advisory Board that plans for your state’s historical records – or to look for ideas from your neighbors.

Repository Tours and Open Houses

Your Washington-area colleagues work in some of the most popular and important repositories in the country – many of which are offering special behind-the-scenes access for DC 2010 attendees on Tuesday, August 10, and Wednesday, August 11. Please check the "Tours" section of the conference website for more information and updates provided by our dynamic Host Committee!

Audio Recordings

Extend your learning even after the conference ends! Many education sessions will be audio-recorded, and CDs will be available for purchase during and after the meeting. Check the Onsite Program for a list of sessions that are being recorded.

Child Care

Please contact Allison Perrelli at Conference and Logistics Consultants (410-571-0590) to learn about child care options. Per a 1984 vote of the SAA membership, a small portion of each SAA Annual Meeting registration is assessed to help subsidize the cost of child care at the meeting.

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