Annual ACA Conference
ACA hosts an annual conference throughout Canada. The conference
consists of panel and individual presentations, workshops and lightning
talks and is a great opportunity for archivists to talk about projects
and meet other professionals.
2024 ACA Annual Conference
Future-proofing: Centring Care Now for Archives Tomorrow
June 10 to 13, 2024 (Virtual)
Alberta is thrilled to announce it will be hosting the 2024 ACA Virtual Conference! Alberta is on the traditional lands of 45 First Nations who represent the Blackfoot, Cree, Chipewyan, Dene, Tsuut’ina, Saulteaux and Stoney Nakoda peoples and is the home to the Métis Nation of Alberta. These lands have a rich history that we are excited to share with the archival community in 2024. This Conference will be an opportunity for us to showcase over 50 archives from large urban centres to rural-based community archives. Over 100 archivists and archival workers from the province are looking forward to virtually welcoming attendees from around the world in new and creative ways!
Future-proofing: Centring Care Now for Archives Tomorrow discusses designing systems and processes, and relationships that anticipate future needs of users, archivists, and society. What strategies and tools can archivists use to prepare for future challenges, known and unknown? What practices can archivists draw upon to support our resilience and that of our materials while we consider the still-developing challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Climate Crisis, and social and political conflict. Future-Proofing: Centring Care Now for Archives Tomorrow explores how we can proactively prepare our profession to ensure that archival organizations remain relevant to their communities, responsive to the evolving record-keeping landscape, and in accordance with professional ethics.
2024 Conference proposal submission form: The Deadline has passed for proposals.
2024 Student Proposal Form : The deadline has passed for student proposals.
The Conference Program Team is responsible for establishing an annual conference theme and program, and for identifying and securing conference sessions, plenaries, posters, and student papers to support the conference theme.
Please feel free to direct questions to the Program Chair.
The Host Team is responsible for the local organization and on-site/virtual facilitation of the reception and/or entertainment of conference delegates.
Public Awareness and Advocacy