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New England Archivists (NEA) invites submissions of session proposals for
our Spring 2019 Meeting, to be held *April 4–6, 2019, in Burlington,
Vermont,* at the Hilton Burlington.



The deadline for proposals is *September 28, 2018*.



With the theme “Together We Can,” the Spring 2019 Meeting will explore how
archivists work with both records and users, especially with diverse
peoples and groups who use and share archival material. Sessions offering
practical information and innovative ideas will inspire archivists in the
work they do every day as well as advance the archives profession.



The Spring 2019 Program Committee invites proposals on all topics but is
especially interested in the following:

●       Archivists who work with non-traditional user groups

●       Interdisciplinary projects involving archivists or the use of
archives

●       Effects of changes in laws or policies related to archives

●       Concepts of fact and truth in the archives

●       Archival advocacy within different types of administrative
structures

●       Collaboration to complete digital and analog projects

●       Vermont history and culture



First-time presenters, current graduate students, and early-career
professionals are encouraged to apply.



POSSIBLE SESSION TYPES



*Standard Presentation*

Two or three speakers present on a common theme. May include a moderator to
steer discussion and/or introduce speakers and theme.



*Open Forum*

Topical discussion with moderator leading discussion with everyone in
attendance. May include additional moderator(s) to direct breakout
conversations.



*PechaKucha*

Each presentation consists of 20 slides or images displayed for 20 seconds
each, with comment, and lasts six minutes and 40 seconds. Highest number of
presenters possible for one session is 12, fewer if leaving time for
questions.



*Lightning Talks*

Like PechaKucha, but without a set format. May or may not include slides or
images. Presentations may be from three to ten minutes long, with number of
presenters depending on time allotted for each.



*Debate*

Moderator announces the topic, and two other people debate.



*Alternative Format*

Suggest an alternative format or create your own. Proposals must include a
description of the format and how the format will benefit the presentation
and the audience.



*Note:* Standard A/V (a projector and screen) will be provided at each
session.



In order to facilitate collaboration, the Spring 2019 Program Committee has
created a space for NEA members to develop session proposals together:
*Collaboration
Spreadsheet
<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qiKtc7csdX9L6RIMxGNSxCsw37RVIQanpvwWezSoW1g/edit?usp=sharing>*

Please use this space to connect with your colleagues about potential
session topics and formats. This collaborative space will be accessible
through the deadline of *September 28, 2018*.



To submit a proposal, please complete this form:
*https://goo.gl/forms/lV4EMLWTHXSB5ITE3
<https://goo.gl/forms/lV4EMLWTHXSB5ITE3>*



Please note that proposed sessions involving fewer than three presenters
and/or covering overlapping topics may be grouped together.



All proposals will be acknowledged by the Program Committee. If your
proposal is accepted, you will be contacted about next steps. All
presenters are required to register for the conference upon acceptance, at
the early-bird rate, and to fund their own travel expenses. Presenters are
required to abide by the NEA Code of Conduct, which can be found here:
*https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct
<https://www.newenglandarchivists.org/Code-of-Conduct>*



NEA is committed to making the Spring 2019 Meeting welcoming and accessible
to all presenters and attendees. If you need specific accommodations to
support your participation in this event, please contact the program chairs.



Meeting and travel scholarships are available through NEA for those in
need. For information and details on how to apply, see
*https://newenglandarchivists.org/awards/scholarships
<https://newenglandarchivists.org/awards/scholarships>*



Questions? Please contact program chair Sarah Galligan at
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