SFA Annual Meeting 2022
Call for Proposals

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Society of Florida Archivists – Moving Forward: Where Do We Go From  Here? – will take place May 11-13, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando East- UCF Area, adjacent to the University of  Central Florida campus.

Call for Proposals

The 2022 Society of Florida Archivists Annual Meeting Committee invites proposals for sessions and poster presentations. Along with any aspect of archival practice, the Committee encourages proposals addressing the challenges and impact the COVID-19 pandemic and other world events have had and will continue to have on the work that we do as archivists and the future of the profession. Beyond these events, the library and archives profession continues to evolve and require new perspectives, skills, and partnerships. The committee also encourages proposals that highlight institutional commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

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. Session length must be mentioned in the proposal.
  • Lightning talks. Short individual talks (5-10 minutes) 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). We are considering virtual options such as pre-recording or streaming/recording. Please let us know if you’re willing to engage with SFA virtually. 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 are expected to arrange their own conference registration, travel, and accommodations.

Proposals are due by the end of the day Friday, January 21, 2022. Please submit your proposals through the Annual Meeting Proposal Submission Form, linked here: https://forms.gle/HoB2sZiMoAqHSRz27

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