Host a Course

The Call for Course Hosts is now open indefinitely! Fill out our short survey HERE

Host benefits:

  • Timely education delivered by experienced faculty and practicing archivists
  • Cost-savings—eliminate travel expenses and receive discounted registration for your employees
  • Convenience—SAA handles many pre- and post-event tasks
  • $25 discount off the nonmember registration rate to staff members of the hosting institution

SAA will:

  • Schedule an SAA instructor and cover honorarium and travel-related expenses
  • Process course registrations
  • Create an online portal for each course providing attendees convenient access to pre-readings, print-your-own course workbooks,* exams, evaluations, and certificates
  • Market via In the Loop, our monthly Education eNews, occasional online ads, and SAA's social media accounts

Host provides:**

  • Meeting/classroom space
  • A/V equipment as needed***
  • Beverages (e.g., water, tea, and coffee) for breaks
  • Marketing of the course to their contacts, mailing lists, and professional networks
  • Name badges (optional)
  • Printed copies of presentation slides for attendees (optional)
  • Paper/notepads for notetaking (optional)

Aspects of the Hosting Experience That Previous Hosts Found Most Valuable:

  • "Cost effectiveness"
  • "SAA handling most of the logistics"
  • "Our own members can attend at a time and place that is convenient because many of them also attend our conference."
  • "As the Education chair, I appreciate that SAA handles the travel/lodging/registration logistics."
  • "Raising education level locally"



*SAA is no longer providing printed, bound workbooks for course attendees. Course attendees will have access to an online portal where they can download and/or print their own materials.

**Hosts receive one complimentary course registration if the following is provided at no additional cost to SAA.

*** Each course has different A/V requirements; see the specific course listing in the Course Catalog for more information. 

To express interest in hosting a course or for other questions regarding SAA's educational programs, contact us at education[at]