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ACA 2022 Hybrid Conference - June 15-18, 2022

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ACA 2022: UnSettled: Redefining Archival Power

City: Vancouver 

Dates: June 15 – 18, 2022 at the University of British Columbia 

Format:  Hybrid - in-person and online

Archives are changing and transforming!    

Archives are repositories that help shape public and community memory. Traditional archival theory has upheld control of the historical record by colonial institutions, western perspectives, and whiteness. This power has been used to marginalize, other, undervalue, and erase diversity within the archive and public memory. As a result, colonial institutions have perpetuated their own biases against non-western worldviews to mobilize public memory in support of ongoing colonization.   

Today, archives are used to empower, fill gaps, educate, and celebrate the voices and perspectives of those traditionally barred from this work. Transformative practice allows us to rethink traditional western theory, forge a path of solidarity, and uphold our work based on collective values in regards to archival work. The power of archives and memory keeping is evolving into something new. UnSettled hopes to shine a spotlight on the many ways the profession is redefining archives and archival work. 

ACA 2022 Conference registration go to this link: ACA 2022 - UnSettled: Redefining Archival Power.

The ACA 2022 Conference Schedule is also available and will be updated regularly.

2023 Conference June 28 to July 1
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ACA 2022 Hybrid Conference Fees

Members:  $ 175.00

Non-Members: $ 350.00

Students / Precariously employed:  $ 75.00

Subsidized spaces (limited number): $0

2022 Conference Team

Krisztina Laszlo, Chair
Renee Belliveau
Ferrin Evans, 2021 Program Team Member
Cameron Hart
Krista Jamieson
Karleen Delaurier-Lyle
Shamin Malmas
David Mawhinney
Carmen Miedema
Krista McCracken
Andrea McCutcheon, Board Liaison
Karen Ng
Moska Rokay
Adria Seccareccia, Professional Development Liaison

2022 Host Team

Maxwell Otte, Chair

Alan Doyle

James Goldie

Melanie Hardbattle

Kayla Lar-son

Emily Larson
Maria Parachos

Ashlynn Prasad

Reach out with any suggestions for events or activities for ACA's first hybrid conference.

Our Community


Our conference will be hosted using the Whova platform. Whova is integrated with the Zoom conferencing tool for video, audio, and interaction. You can access livestreams, recordings and other conference features like discussions and messaging via Whova three ways:

Whova Web application

  • Best for accessing livestreams and recordings from your laptop or desktop computer
  • Community discussion board and attendee messaging features also available
  • Whova recommends using the Google Chrome browser

Whova Mobile application

  • Good for accessing the schedule, community discussion board and attendee messaging features from your mobile phone
  • Livestreams and recordings are accessible here too
  • If you have installed the Whova app previously, make sure it is updated to the latest version

The ACA would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their financial support.

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