The 2021 Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting will be held online May 10-14, 2021
DEADLINE for submission is January 18th 2021
SUBMIT your proposal with this online submission form
Find collaborators using NWA 2021 Program Suggestions and Connections spreadsheet
The 2021 Program Committee seeks session, paper, and poster proposals on all aspects of archival practice, theory, and research. We especially encourage you to explore the conference 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.
While proposals on all aspects of archival practice and research will be considered, the Program Committee offers these areas as particularly relevant to the theme:
The committee welcomes proposals from anyone involved with archives, including archival staff and volunteers, students, new professionals, community organizers, researchers, creators and donors, allied professionals, and academics. We especially encourage BIPOC and members from traditionally marginalized communities to share your perspectives with us. Presenters may be members or non-member of Northwest Archivists. The conference will be free to NWA members and $50 for non-members. All presenters must be registered for the conference.
The 2021 Annual Meeting will be online during the week of May 10-14, 2021. As this is NWA’s first online conference, we are open to a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, but will ask presenters to help arrange their own pre-recorded content. Live Q&A will accompany each session. Session options include:
CONFERENCE RECORDINGS Conference sessions will be recorded and made available to registered attendees during a four week window following the conference.
Please contact Alex Bisio, Program Committee Chair, with any questions or concerns.