SAA Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, held in late summer in different cities throughout the country, includes a wide array of informative education sessions, pre-conference workshops, networking opportunities, special events, exhibits, and tours of local repositories. Geography is a principal factor in selecting potential host cities. (With a national membership, it is important for SAA to move systematically around the country, from region to region.) Other important factors include access and affordability for attendees and SAA’s commitment to diversity, social responsibility, and sustainability in all aspects of conference planning.

View the "Principles and Priorities for Continuously Improving the SAA Annual Meeting" adopted by the SAA Council in August 2013, based on the work of the 2011-2013 SAA Annual Meeting Task Force. Progress on the priorities is reported at each Council meeting.


Join SAA in Chicago and online August 14–17 for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2024 and dive into unparalleled learning opportunities! Connect with peers, acquire essential skills, and expand your perspectives at this year's hybrid Annual Meeting.

Registration is open! Register today to get the early-bird rate.

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Experience ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2023 On-Demand!

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Experience ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2022 On-Demand!

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Three Extraordinary Days of Learning—at Your Convenience!

Your registration includes: Full access to all 30 live and pre-recorded sessions, thought-provoking general sessions, poster presentations, networking opportunities, Mini-Theater presentations by our industry partners, and more throughout the conference week, as well as on-demand access after the conference. Participate in real time or view when your schedule allows.

ARCHIVES * RECORDS 2020: Creating Our Future


Session recordings for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2020 are available on SAA's Learning Management System, PathLMS.


Recordings of program sessions are available to conference registrants. (You can still register for the conference to access the full catalog.) Login with your SAA Account to access the content.


We value and respect our diverse guests, staff, and volunteers. We expect our guests to do the same.


With a mandate from the Council and the membership at large to experiment with new ideas, SAA is shaking things up for its 79th Annual Meeting in Cleveland!  The most obvious change is the venue itself: For the first time, SAA will meet in a convention center rather than a conference hotel.  But changes in the program development process also are in the works. The deadline for proposals is midnight on Wednesday, October 8.