The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.

--- 2022 ARSC CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS --- Proposal deadline:
January 31, 2022

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections invites proposals for
presentations, posters, and panels at its 56th annual conference, to be held
virtually, May 18-21, 2022.

Although the 2022 conference will be online, the Program Committee has
selected Detroit, Michigan as our virtual host city.

ARSC welcomes proposals for presentations, panels, and posters on any aspect
of sound recording. In recognition of our host city, we especially encourage
presentations across all genres and eras that highlight composers,
broadcasters, musicians, performers, record labels, studios, songwriters,
and personalities from the Midwest region of the United States.

Since the online platform for the 2022 conference also offers opportunities
for global participation, we invite sound recording scholars, collectors,
preservationists, and creators to engage in a broad range of topics that
cross geographic, cultural, and collection boundaries. We seek presentations
and panels that are informative, display a passion for their subjects, and
include compelling audio and/or audiovisual content.

In addition, the Program Committee seeks proposals pertaining to:

-- Discographies, record label and/or artist histories from all genres and
eras, and the life and times of lesser-known audio formats

-- Watershed moments in history, either recorded sound history or
documentation of history through recorded sound

-- Innovative research, preservation and access projects, community-based
archiving initiatives, digital humanities, cultural approaches to sound
recordings, soundscapes, etc.

-- The challenges of born-digital materials and emerging sound recording
formats and genres (collecting, producing, promoting, archiving, and

-- Advancements in audio production and preservation tools and techniques
for legacy and digital formats.

Share your special interests and expertise with our engaged community of
archivists, audio engineers, collectors, historians, musicians, and


The deadline for presentation proposals is January 31, 2022. Presenters will
be notified of acceptance approximately one month thereafter.

To submit your proposal, complete this form: 


Presenters must register and pay for the conference. Presenters grant ARSC
the right to record and distribute their conference presentations, including
PowerPoints or other slide shows, unless they specify otherwise in writing.

For more information: 

Please direct questions to Yuri Shimoda, ARSC Program Chair:
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The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.