ARCHIVES 2013 / NEW ORLEANS  – the premier educational event for archives and records management professionals – is your best opportunity all year to Make CONNECTIONS, LEARN, and GET INSPIRED….


Meet face-to-face with your colleagues in a unique conference experience that includes…

SAA Section and Roundtable meetings and CoSA work sessions that get you in tune with others who share your special interests and challenges….

Special Networking Events – from the Leadership Orientation and Forum to the New Member/First Timer Orientation and Forum, the All-Attendee Reception, and alumni mixers – provide opportunities for archivists across the spectrum of experience to compare notes, interact with session speakers, and catch up with colleagues.

The Networking Café – a place to meet up… talk to representatives of allied organizations, recruiters, and volunteer career advisors… review literature and job vacancy announcements post your résumé or check your email at the CyberCafé.

Take a chance!  Introduce yourself to someone whose knowledge and skills could benefit your institution’s next project!


ARCHIVES 2013 brings you…

Diverse perspectives from experienced professionals and newcomers to the field – all of whom are excited about sharing their knowledge….

Thought-provoking and informative plenary sessions

70 Education Sessions – developed specifically for archives professionals – in which speakers share innovative practices and provide practical tips that you can put to use as soon as you return to work – and thought leaders discuss research and theory that advance your profession to new heights….

New learning formats –
from the EAD Hackathon (on Monday) and CURATEcamp (on Tuesday) to the Poster Pitch (on Thursday) and lightning sessions throughout the conference – all designed to provide fun new ways to learn….

In-depth coverage of an archival topic of special interest to you at Pre-Conference Programs….

Open forums and brown bag lunches at which to exchange ideas about advocacy, diversity, the ICA Principles on Access, the work of SHRAB’s, SAA’s draft Strategic Plan, and so much more….


At ARCHIVES 2013 you’ll have so many opportunities to expand your horizons as a professional!  You’ll find…

A chance for first-timers and new professionals to see what it’s all about – all in one place and all at one time….

The Exhibit Hall – packed with fresh ideas, new products, the tools you need to do your best….

The 7th Annual Research Forum, where you’ll learn about what’s happening in research and innovation – and maybe find some research-based solutions for your institution.

The SAA Bookstore, where you can purchase SAA’s newest titles or chat about an idea you have for a book or article with SAA’s Publications Editor, Journal Editor, and Director of Publishing.

And throughout the conference, we’ll be celebrating CoSA’s and SAA’s award winners, whose innovative projects and activities are sure to inspire you!

Enhance your conference experience – and maximize your training budget – by attending a half-, full-, or two-day Pre-Conference Program, and you’ll return to work with new knowledge and skills that you can put to use right away!  See, Pre-conference Programs under Program Schedule, for a complete list of courses held immediately before ARCHIVES 2013.

Watch the conference website for updates and a “First-Timers’ Guide,– and tune in to the 2013 Host Committee blog ( for ideas about what to see and do in New Orleans!

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