The 2021 virtual conference will explore the theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now:” Archives Responding in Times of Upheaval, which speaks to the crises impacting our work as archivists and reshaping the way we build collections. The theme asks us to consider how we, as archivists, respond to societal issues of anti-racism and white supremacy, the impact of a deadly pandemic, economic strife, and increasing threats from climate change on communities represented in our collections.
Location: Where ever you are! This is NWA's first all virtual conference. Virtual platform to be announced.
Dates: May 10-14th, 2021
Conference Program: Forthcoming
Workshops: The Program Committee is planing to host both synchronous and asynchronous online workshops from the Society of American Archivists at a discounted rate. Details forthcoming.
Tours: The Local Arrangements Committee hopes to provide attendees with virtual tours of repositories located in the original host site of Washington State, as well as a tour of the capital city, Olympia! Details forthcoming.
Reception: The Program Committee hopes to provide some virtual interaction and entertainment in lieu of our traditional all-attendee reception. BYO tasty snacks and drinks! Details forthcoming.
Program Committee Chair
Alex Bisio, University of Oregon Libraries
Local Arrangements Committee Chair
Charles Hilton, Washington State Archives