General Information

Pre-Conference Programs
Maximize your training budget and pack in all the education you can! Enhance your conference experience by attending a half-, full-, or two-day offering before the meeting – and return to work with new knowledge and skills that you can implement right away! Class size is limited to ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and participants. For more information about these programs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, click here. For individual Pre-Conference Program fees, see the conference website or the registration form.

To register for ARCHIVES 2013:

  • Register online using our secure registration form.
  • Fax your completed registration form, with credit card information, to 312-606-0728, attn: Conference Registration.
  • Send your completed registration form, with credit card information or check made payable to SAA, to Society of American Archivists, 17 North State Street, Suite 1425, Chicago, IL 60602.

Registration packets may be picked up onsite at the Registration Desk in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Packets include a name badge and an Onsite Program that lists times, locations, and descriptions of all education sessions and events. A name badge is required for admission to all sessions and events.

Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 15, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Special Needs
If you have any special needs in order to participate fully in ARCHIVES 2013, please contact the conference office at 866-722-7858.

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.

Repository Tours and Open Houses
Your New Orleans-area colleagues represent some of the most diverse and interesting repositories in the country – many of which are offering special behind-the-scenes access for ARCHIVES 2013 attendees on Tuesday, August 13, and Wednesday, August 14. Check the conference website at www. for more information and updates provided by our dynamic Host Committee!

We’re Wired!
We’ve negotiated free Internet access for all conference registrants who are staying at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. That’s in your sleeping room – and in meeting rooms! Conference registrants who are not Hilton guests will not have free wireless access in the meeting rooms, but are welcome to use the computers in the Networking Café.

Let’s Go meetsmart mobile!
We’re pleased to provide conference attendees and exhibitors with meetsmart mobile, designed to help you plan for and navigate the conference and to enhance your experience in New Orleans. meetsmart mobile is useful before, during, and after the conference – and it’s easy to use! meetsmart mobile is web-based, so you don’t have to download anything. Onsite, you’ll have quick and easy access to valuable conference information, including:

  • The schedule of events.
  • A complete, searchable listing of education sessions and events.
  • Event and session descriptions, topical tracks, and speaker information.
  • A complete listing and description of sponsors and exhibitors, products, and services.
  • Important conference updates and messages.
  • Top headlines and show news announcements.
  • Facebook and Twitter activity.

Watch the conference website for information about getting started with meetsmart mobile after July 1.

SAA Bookstore
One-stop shopping! Swing by the SAA Bookstore to browse and purchase SAA’s newest titles or to chat about an idea you have for a book, module, or article with Publications Editor Chris Prom, American Archivist Editor Greg Hunter, and Director of Publishing Teresa Brinati. You’ll have a chance to browse 75+ titles ranging from the new Trends in Archives Practice Series to more advanced readings on digital preservation, program management, and the latest information technologies.

Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 15, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 7:00 am – 9:00 am


Networking Café
The Networking Café brings together a variety of activities to help attendees get connected and get ahead professionally. Wondering about your career options or opportunities for postgraduate study? Want to learn more about SAA’s mentoring program? Want to check your email between sessions?

Career Center
Hosted by SAA’s Membership Committee, the Career Center provides services and opportunities for job seekers, employers, and those who want to explore professional development options:

For Job Seekers

  • Post your résumé for prospective employers to see at the meeting.
  • Review job announcements and meet with employers.
  • Get help polishing your résumé and/or consult with volunteer career advisors.
  • Learn about postgraduate programs and professional development opportunities.

For Employers

  • Post your position announcement(s). Place your announcement(s) on file in the Career Center and expand your applicant pool.
  • Meet job seekers and potential employees. Employers who participate in the Career Center will have the chance to meet and speak with job seekers in an informal and relaxed setting.

For Archival Educators

  • Distribute your program literature.
  • Meet with prospective students in an informal and relaxed setting. If you’re a job seeker, potential employer, or archival educator, please email SAA at or call 866-722-7858 for information about posting your résumé or job announcement, recruiting onsite, or distributing your program literature.

Mentoring Program Meet-and-Greet
Are you seeking guidance on your professional development? Do you want to share your knowledge and experience with a fresh young talent? Stop by the Networking Café and learn about how SAA’s dynamic Mentoring Program can help you make the right connections. (Thursday, 9:30 – 10:00 am)

Cyber Café Jump online between sessions!

Wednesday, August 14, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 15, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, August 16, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 17, 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Posters, Posters, Posters!
ARCHIVES 2013 features three 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 2013 Program Committee as part of the program proposal process, will be on display from Thursday through Saturday. See the online program for more information and a list of poster presentations.

Graduate Student Poster Presentations were selected by the Student Program Subcommittee of the 2013 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 at specified times.

Research Forum Poster Presentations will be reviewed and accepted for presentation at the 7th Annual SAA Research Forum on Tuesday, August 13, 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 and Posters. Submission deadline: May 1, 2013.

“Office Hours” in the Exhibit Hall
ARCHIVES 2013 is a great place to meet and greet – and CoSA 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 conference website and Onsite Program for the Office Hours schedule and location in the Exhibit Hall. Groups that are interested in holding Office Hours should contact René Mueller at by July 1.

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