SFA Annual Meeting 2020

"Collections at Risk"


The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society of Florida Archivists – Collections at Risk – will take place May 6-9, 2020 at Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, St. Augustine.

Call for Proposals

The 2020 Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting Committee invites proposals for live sessions and poster presentations. Along with any aspect of archival practice, the Committee encourages session proposals addressing proactive and reactive strategies to the management of risks that endanger our collections, including environmental, financial, physical, digital, and other risks.

Presentation Format:

  • Individual papers. 10-15 minutes in length and typically combined into a 45-minute session followed by a comment-and-discussion period.
  • Papers in a complete panel session. Two or three papers with a common theme and a chair/moderator, comprising a 45-minute session followed by a comment-and-discussion period.
  • Discussion-based panel sessions. Visual or media presentations (e.g., videos, films, physical items from collections) followed by group discussion. One to three presenters may comprise a single session.
  • Lightning talks. Short individual talks given in rapid succession, followed by a comment-and-discussion period.
  • Poster sessions. Visual displays of projects, activities, or applied or theoretical research, to be incorporated into a larger poster session.
  • Other formats. Hands-on demonstrations or other formats that encourage engagement and conversation.
  • Proposal Criteria:

Submissions should be simple narratives of no more than 300 words that explain the purpose of the session, the intended audience, and how the session will proceed. You need not name specific presenters, but a designated chair or moderator must be identified. Please include that individual’s contact information (institution, mailing address, email, and phone). Preference will be given to session proposals that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Inclusion of geographically and demographically diverse perspectives and initiatives.
  • Potential impact on archives and records management practice.
  • Relevance of the topic for society members and other interested attendees.
  • Interaction and engagement with session participants.
  • Presenters need not be SFA members, but will be expected to arrange their own conference registration, travel, and accommodations.

Proposals are due by the end of the day Friday, February 28, 2020.

Please submit your proposals or any questions regarding your submission or proposal criteria to Laura Marion (lauramarion at ufl.edu) or Tyeler McLean (Tyeler.McLean at DOS.MyFlorida.com).

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