*My apologies for cross-postings*


Now that the 2008 SAA meeting in San Francisco is behind us, it’s time to start working on session and pre-conference proposals for next year’s annual meeting in Austin!


Next year’s SAA meeting in Austin (August 11-16, 2009) will be co-sponsored with the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and the theme is Sustainable Archives. The program committee is especially interested in proposals related to next year’s theme of sustainability, government records, and proposals that address diversity in the field and international perspectives. However, proposals on all topics are welcome and encouraged. The proposal deadline is October 8th. For additional information, please refer to the following:


Call for session proposals: http://www.archivists.org/conference/austin2009/AM09-call.asp


Call for pre-conference proposals: http://www.archivists.org/conference/austin2009/AM09-call-precons.asp


Proposal submission forms and other information about next year’s meeting: http://www.archivists.org/conference/


Tips for strengthening proposals: http://www.archivists.org/conference/proposals101/index.asp


Also, please don’t forget that sections/roundtables/groups can endorse up to two proposals, so if your proposal would be of particular interest to one of these groups, please consider submitting your proposal to the appropriate section/roundtable leadership for consideration.


Please don’t wait to put your session proposal together. October 8th will be here before you know it!


Jacquelyn Ferry

2009 SAA Program Committee

SAA EAD Roundtable Vice-chair



Jacquelyn M. Ferry

Cataloging Archivist and EAD Coordinator

Wisconsin Historical Society

816 State Street

Madison, WI 53706

Phone: (608) 264-6453

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Website: www.wisconsinhistory.org


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