Annual Conference

ACA 2015: Perspectives on the Archival Horizon

Regina, Saskatchewan

June 11-13, 2015

The Association of Canadian Archivists invites you to the 40th Annual Conference "Perspectives on the Archival Horizon June 11-13, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan.  Under the prairie’s big sky, archivists from around the world will cast a critical eye over the wide-open archival horizon. Like the intersection of earth and sky, our horizons are where hopes, expectations, and archival dreams meet the realities of archives in the digital world.

Regina extends a warm welcome to all archivists, national and international.  Comments from previous international delegates indicate the experience is second-to-none:

“It was a privilege and pleasure to be able to attend ACA 2014 and I enjoyed it immensely. It was also highly thought-provoking and has given me some great ideas for framing my research. I really hope to be able to attend future conferences and follow up on the interesting projects in play.”

“I enjoyed the conference very much. I've always found ACA conferences so much more stimulating than professional conferences in other countries!”

The royal name of Regina was given to the city in 1882 by Princess Louise, wife of Canada’s Governor General, in honour of her mother, Queen Victoria. The city’s historic past as the Northwest Territories’ seat of government is reflected through Government House, the Lieutenant Governor’s office and a museum and heritage centre. Regina is also home to the RCMP training academy. A day trip is planned to explore these areas:  tour the deadly 1912 Regina cyclone’s destructive path, and revisit Canadian labour history by tracing the route of the 1935 Regina Riot and On to Ottawa Trek.  

Regina is home to a 2,300-acre park encircling Wascana Lake, a refuge for birds and wildlife.  Wascana Centre’s Lady Slipper Courtyard will host a proud Western Canadian tradition for delegates, featuring a pitchfork fondue and cowboy poetry.  The park is circled by the Legislature, the Science Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the CBC broadcast centre, the Connexus Arts Centre, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and links to the University of Regina campus.   

The historic Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan will host the conference, providing views of Victoria Park, home of Regina’s food trucks and Farmer’s Market. Evening entertainment has never been easier with many of the city’s best restaurants and drinking establishments within a short walk of the hotel. Only a few blocks away, Cornwall Square offers shopping opportunities amidst the historic façade of Regina’s Scarth Street.  Delegates can also visit the Globe Theatre for theatrical performances, or the Regina Public Library film theatre to see independent and foreign films.

Plan to extend your stay in the Queen City! Visit Tourism Regina http://tourismregina.com/ or Tourism Saskatchewan http://www.tourismsaskatchewan.com/ to see the many things there are to do in the “Land of Living Skies”.

The Call for Submissions and the Call for Workshops deadline was October 3, 2014. 

The Call for Student Papers as well as a Call for Poster Submissions are now open; the deadline for submissions is January 12, 2015. 

Join us under Saskatchewan’s big sky to gaze with a critical and appraising eye over the wide open archival horizon.