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Preconference Events


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

David Carmicheal

CoSA President
David Carmicheal

Richard Pearce-Moses

SAA President
Richard Pearce-Moses

Tim Slavin

NAGARA President
Tim Slavin









Presidents' Welcome

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We hope that you’ll join us for DC 2006– our organizations’ first-ever joint annual meeting and our profession’s most important meeting this year!

If you’ve attended professional conferences before, you know the excitement that comes from hearing about innovative approaches to archives and records activities, from exploring new ideas, and from meeting colleagues and renewing friendships. At DC 2006, you’ll take that experience to a new level as we combine the knowledge, wisdom, and interests of our members into a CAPITAL EXPERIENCE! If you’ve never attended an annual meeting of NAGARA, CoSA, or SAA – or haven’t joined us in recent years – you’ll find a broad array of opportunities to learn, to explore, to collaborate, and to celebrate the world of archives and records.

Our dynamic Program Committee has created an education package that both emphasizes our common interests and presents topics that represent our unique concerns. You’ll have the chance to reflect on the many ways in which we might collaborate, while at the same time advancing your own knowledge and skills.

To bring us all together at the start of each day, we’ve planned three hour-long plenary sessions that address hot topics in our profession:

  • Public Awareness and Advocacy:
    What can we do to make sure that our professional issues are heard by policymakers and the public? On Thursday, CoSA President David Carmicheal will convene this session (with a very special guest) to discuss the hard work of advocacy.
  • Technology:
    On Friday, SAA President Richard Pearce-Moses will present the Society’s 70th Presidential Address on this critically important “radar screen” issue.
  • Disaster Preparedness and Recovery:
    And on Saturday, NAGARA President Tim Slavin will discuss lessons learned from the 2005 hurricanes with Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and an individual who is leading recovery efforts at the local level.

Plus, DC 2006 offers:

  • Our first-ever Great Ideas! InfoExpo, an informal way to view colleagues’ work in Diversity Initiatives, Archives Week/Month, and Disaster Planning and Recovery.
  • The Capital Idea! Technology Expo, your best opportunity all year to learn about new products and services from our “capital” industry partners. Special-interest group meetings that put you in touch with colleagues who understand your daily challenges.
  • Group tours, repository open houses, and “ on-your-own explorations and adventures”– thanks to the hard work of our enthusiastic Host Committee.
  • Networking opportunities galore, including receptions at the National Archives Public Vaults and the National Museum of American History.
  • “Incubator sessions,” the annual membership meetings, the Career Center, the Bookstore, and so much more….

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

2006 International Archives & Information Technology Exposition Exhibitor List