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ACA 2018: Truths, Trust and Technology

June 6 - 9, 2018 | Edmonton, AB

The Association of Canadian Archivists invites you to attend the 43rd Annual Conference “Truths, Trust and Technology,” June 6th – 9th, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. Archivists from far and wide will engage with the theme truths, trust and technology.  The truth – whatever that is – is messy these days.  In the “post-truth” era, lies can seem more convincing than facts, and in an era of discourse on decolonization, Canadians are reflecting on new truths about historical facts.

“Truths” become “lies” depending on context and interpretative lens.  The very existence of fact may even be open to question.  Contributing to the messy truth is technology.  Amidst this technological and social backdrop, we can be certain that archivists must sustain their role as trusted custodians of the historical record.  How might archives and archivists need to adapt? What new approaches, competencies and skills will be needed? How can archivists help people to realize the enriched insights into historical truths that knowledge of context and provenance offers?

Where does “truth lie for archives and for humanity?

Conference sessions and activities are based in and around the Chateau Lacombe Hotel, centrally located in Edmonton.

While in Edmonton participants will be able to:

  • Take a ride an historic Edmonton street car over the iconic High Level Bridge
  • Tour BioWare – Electronic Arts
  • Be part of the East – West softball game
  • Enjoy a walking tour of historic 104 Street and the Neon Museum

Edmonton extends a warm welcome to all archivists, national and international.


Online registration is now closed. Please use the PDF registration form and submit it directly to the office by fax (613-234-8500) or mail. If you are planning to attend the workshops on Wednesday, June 7th please use the PDF Workshop form.

For ARMA and AAQ members wishing to register at the ACA member rate per association agreements, please use the PDF registration form.

Registration information

Registration opens

March 12, 2018

Workshop Early Bird deadline

April 13, 2018

Conference Early Bird deadline

April 25, 2018

Hotel registration deadline

May 7, 2018

Pre-registration deadline

May 11, 2018

Registration fees

ACA Member

ACA Member Regular Fee


ACA Members Early Bird Fee


ACA Member One Day Rate


ACA Student Member Rate



Non-Member Early Bird Fee


Non-Member Regular Fee


Non-Member One Day Fee


Pre-Conference Workshop

One Day Workshop Early Bird Fee


One Day Workshop Regular Fee



Delegates can register onsite at the regular fee rate for ACA Members and Non-Members. A $50 charge. On-site registrants are not eligible to participate in the opening reception or luncheons.

Exhibitor (includes 2 representatives per booth)


Guest (covers meals and breaks)

Please contact ACA Office ( if the guest would like to attend only one event.



GST (5%) applies to all fees.

*Rate applies to members in good standing and to ARMA and AAQ members through the