2017 Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting Announcement and Call for Proposals

30 Jun 2017 8:18 AM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

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2017 Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting

Documenting the Present: Archival Conscience and Proactive Archives

November 2-3, 2017
Brasstown Valley Resort
6321 U.S. 76
Young Harris, GA 30582

Nestled among the North Georgia Mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is the premier North Georgia mountain destination that quietly redefines the typical mountain getaway. Enjoy exceptional accommodations against the backdrop of breathtaking Blue Ridge splendor, as you engage in SGA activities and network with your colleagues.

Pre-conference Workshop Date: November 1, 2017
Meeting Dates: November 2-3, 2017
LocationBrasstown Valley Resort

Venue Information

Brasstown Valley Resort
6321 U.S. 76
Young Harris, GA 30582
Rate: $169/night
Resort Service Fee: $15/night (includes self-parking and other amenities)

Resort registration is now open:

  • Follow the link above and click on the ‘check availability’ button at the bottom of the page.
  • enter arrival/departure dates and click on the ‘click here for special rates’ arrow box.
  • type in the GROUP code box: SOC1031 (SOC letters 1031 numbers).
  • click on green ‘check availability’ button -select room type and make reservation.

2017 Annual Meeting Theme:

Documenting the Present: Archival Conscience and Proactive Archives

Documenting the Present reflects on the particular challenges archives face with contemporary material, and how archivists are preserving our present cultural environment for future generations.  How do we adapt and apply archival ethics and organizational concepts to new and emerging information and communication technology?  As advocates, how do we preserve our own work for future generations?

Documenting the Present is a demanding issue in archives, and one with which we all grapple.  The 2017 Conference Program Committee asks that you share your personal and institutional approaches to current archi val procedures, and expound on the archival conscience in the face of changing technology, politics, and cultural values.

Annual meeting Registration

Early Bird Meeting Registration will open June 3, 2017 and run through Sept 15, 2017.

  • Member: $115
  • NON member: $140
  • Student: $80

Additional guest tickets may be purchased for lunch buffet and the reception.

  • Lunch buffet and Reception package: $40
  • Lunch buffet only: $25
  • Reception only: $20

Call for Proposals

The 2017 SGA Program Committee seeks session proposals that highlight innovative research, applied projects, and collective insights which improve our understanding of the following key topics:

  • Practical tools and approaches for documenting the present, including contemporary materials in emerging formats, such as social media, and current traditional media practices
  • Nimble and creative funding strategies for nontraditional materials
  • Negotiating ethics, politics, and the role of archivists as advocates
  • Improving representation of under-documented groups via both external and internal inclusion and collaboration
  • Navigating the complexities of the private sphere as public record
  • Archival responsiveness to changing information and communication technology, including the use of global vendors and reliance on cloud storage.

To submit a proposal, please use the form found here ( https://goo.gl/OAJ4xf )

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