DC 2006: Joint Annual Meeting of NAGARA, COSA, and SAA
July 30-August 5, 2006
For in-depth coverage of archival topics of special interest to you,
enhance your conference experience by attending a full- or 2-day
workshop or seminar—and return to work brimming with new ideas
and approaches! To ensure interaction between the instructor(s) and
participants, class size is limited. For more information about these
education programs on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, see pages 6-11.
Registration Desk Hours
Pre-registrants may pick up their conference materials at the Host
Committee table in the Registration Area. Your registration packet will
include a name badge, tickets to special events, and an on-site program
that lists times and locations (but not descriptions) for all sessions and
events. We recommend that you bring with you to the meeting this
Preliminary Program so that you have on hand descriptions of all
sessions. On-site registrants should register at the Registration Desk.
A name badge is required for admission to all sessions and events.
Wednesday, August 2: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 3: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, August 4: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 5: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
One-stop shopping! Visit the SAA Bookstore to purchase SAA’s
newest titles, learn more about the Society’s role as the leading clearinghouse
for archival resources in print, and discuss your ideas with Publishing
Director Teresa Brinati. You’ll have the chance to review the new SAA
Publications Catalog (www.archivists.org/catalog), which features more
than 200 titles ranging from basic texts on archival fundamentals and
best practices to more advanced readings on electronic records, program
management, and the latest information technologies. Half-price
sale on display copies on Saturday morning! (Open longer hours:
Wednesday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm; Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm;
Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Saturday, 7:00 – 10:00 am.)
Wondering about your career options? Visit the Career Center to
consult with an advisor about your career path or to meet with prospective
employers. (Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm) If
you’re a job seeker or potential employer, take this opportunity to
place your job announcement or resume on file for others to see
at the meeting. [More]
DC 2006 is a wonderful place to meet and greet—and we’re delighted
to offer representatives from related organizations an opportunity to
answer your questions and hear your ideas. Check the on-site program
for the “Office Hours” schedule and location in the Exhibit Hall.
Graduate Student Poster Sessions
More than 40 students will present posters at the Joint Annual Meeting.
Stop by the Exhibit Hall to view their work, ask questions, share your
ideas—and network! See page 39 for a list of graduate student poster
Extend your learning even after the conference ends. Many education
sessions will be audio-recorded, and tapes and CDs will be available for
purchase during and after the meeting.
Please contact Nicole Unger at Conference and Logistics Consultants
(410-571-0590) to learn about child care options. Per a 1984 vote of
the membership, a small portion of each SAA Annual Meeting registration
is assessed to help subsidize the cost of child care at the meeting.
Heritage Tours is responsible for all group tour information and registrations.
For a list of Host Committee-approved tours, see page 42. Contact
Heritage Tours directly at 202-822-9542 with any questions or to
register. In addition, this year the Host Committee has provided some
ideas for “On-Your-Own Explorations and Adventures” for those who
wish to extend their stay in the Capital region. See page 46 for more
Repository Open Houses
Several Washington-area repositories welcome conference attendees
to visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of DC 2006 Week.
For more information see page 43.
No Smoking Policy
By vote of the SAA membership, the Society
maintains a “no smoking” policy that applies to
all SAA meetings, receptions, and other functions.
As a courtesy to presenters and attendees,
refrain from using your cell phone during sessions.