Presidents’ Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Join us for DC 2010 – the largest-ever gathering of archives and records professionals and our profession’s most important meeting this year!

If you’ve attended professional conferences before, you know the excitement that comes from hearing about innovative approaches to archives and records challenges, from exploring new ideas, and from engaging with colleagues and renewing friendships. At DC 2010, you’ll take that experience to a new level as we bring together the knowledge, wisdom, and interests of our members in a truly CAPITAL EXPERIENCE!

If you’ve never attended an annual meeting of CoSA, NAGARA, or SAA – or haven’t joined us in the past year or two – you’ll find a broad array of opportunities to learn, to explore, to collaborate, and to celebrate the world of archives and records.

Our dynamic Program Committee has presented us with education sessions that reflect the shared interests and values of all our members and that provide the perspectives of both seasoned professionals and new voices. The Committee has done its level best to create a schedule that minimizes conflict, but with such outstanding and informative offerings, we expect that you (and we!) will have some tough decisions to make! From technology to advocacy, from education to ethics, from downsizing to Web 2.0, from copyright to freedom of information – and even a session with “The History Detectives” – there will be something for everyone at ARCHIVES*RECORDS / DC 2010.

To bring us all together every day, we’ve planned three hour-long plenary sessions that address hot topics in our profession.

Plus, DC 2010 offers:

  • The Capital Idea! Technology Expo, your best opportunity all year to learn about new products and services from our “capital” industry partners.
  • Special-interest group meetings that put you in touch with colleagues who understand your daily challenges.
  • Group tours, repository open houses, and “on your own” explorations and adventures – thanks to the hard work of our enthusiastic Host Committee.
  • Networking opportunities galore, including receptions at the National Archives Rotunda and Public Vaults.
  • “Incubator sessions,” the annual membership meetings, the Bookstore, the Networking Café, and so much more….

DC 2010 will be a CAPITAL EXPERIENCE – and we hope to see you there!


Patricia Michaelis
President, CoSA

Tracey Berezansky
President, NAGARA

Peter Gottlieb
President, SAA

Annual Meeting referenced: