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Preconference Events

DC 2006: Joint Annual Meeting of NAGARA, COSA, and SAA

Washington, D.C.
July 30-August 5, 2006
Hilton Washington


General Information

Pre-conference Programs
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

SAA Bookstore
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 (, 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.)

Career Center
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]

“Office Hours”
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 presentations.

Audio Recordings
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.

Child Care
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.

Group Tours
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 information.

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.

Cell Phones
As a courtesy to presenters and attendees, refrain from using your cell phone during sessions.

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SAA thanks the following DC 2006 sponsors for their generous support:

2006 International Archives & Information Technology Exposition Exhibitor List