NWA Board has approved the Local Arrangements Committee proposal to organize a completely online conference to be held the first two weeks of May 2021. The Olympia, Washington based Committee, chaired by Charles Hilton (Washington State Archives), along with committee members Anna Trammell (Pacific Lutheran University,) and Adriana Flores (University of Puget Sound,) and Josh Smith (Pacific Lutheran University,) recommended an online conference due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and budget crises that have caused many institution to reduce support for conference travel.
The Committee is excited to explore innovative approaches to connect members and produce a conference with a variety of offerings, such as paper sessions, panels, keynote speakers, poster sessions, committee and affinity meetings/roundtables, and virtual repository tours. The online conference, with reduced or no registration fee, aims to increase conference attendance and NWA membership.
CALL FOR PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
We are now seeking members from all regions of the Pacific Northwest to serve on the Conference Program Committee. The Program Committee will work with the Local Arrangements Committee and the NWA Board to plan and host the online conference. Review the Policies and Procedures Manual for details on the customary roles and responsibilities of Committee members, but keep in mind that planning and hosting a virtual conference will allow for unprecedented innovation and creativity. Please contact me to express interest in serving.